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

Suspensions (11 bills)

  1. H.R. 3397 – Cabin Fee Act of 2011, as amended (Rep. Hastings (WA) – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 2706 – Billfish Conservation Act of 2011, as amended (Rep. Miller (FL) – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 6007 – North Texas Zebra Mussel Barrier Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Hall – Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 2489 – American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2012 (Rep. Hall – Natural Resources)
  5. H.R. 2139 – Lions Club International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act, as amended (Rep. Roskam – Financial Services)
  6. H.R. 6186 – To require a study of voluntary community–based flood insurance options and how such options could be incorporated into the national flood insurance program, and for other purposes (Rep. Moore – Financial Services)
  7. H.R. 4264 – FHA Emergency Fiscal Solvency Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Biggert – Financial Services)
  8. H.R. 6122 To revise the authority of the Librarian of Congress to accept gifts and bequests on behalf of the Library, and for other purposes (Rep. Lungren – House Administration)
  9. H.R. 406 – To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to permit candidates for election for Federal office to designate an individual who will be authorized to disburse funds of the authorized campaign committees of the candidate in the event of the death of the candidate (Rep. Jones – House Administration)
  10. H.Con.Res. 132 – Providing funding to ensure the printing and production of the authorized number of copies of the revised and updated version of the House document entitled "Hispanic Americans in Congress", and for other purposes (Rep. Lungren – House Administration)
  11. H.R. 6336 – To direct the Joint Committee on the Library to accept a statue depicting Frederick Douglass from the District of Columbia and to provide for the permanent display of the statue in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitor Center (Rep. Lungren – House Administration)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, September 11: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider several bills under suspension of the Rules.  The House may also begin consideration of H.R. 5544 – Minnesota Education Investment and Employment Act (Rep. Cravaack – Natural Resources) (Subject to a Rule).

The Daily Quote

“One of the most unpopular and unproductive Congresses in modern history returns on Monday from a five-week recess, facing a crush of big tasks, few of which will likely get done. Lawmakers are expected to be in Washington for only about two weeks between now and the November 6 election, making their return to the capital little more than a pit stop… Unfinished business on Capitol Hill includes bills to overhaul the massive farm law, improve cyber security for the nation's critical infrastructure, downsize the ailing postal service, and normalize trade with Russia…. Just 61 bills have become law in 2012, the fewest in a year in more than 60 years, according to records compiled by the House clerk's office. In 2011, 90 bills became law, down from 258 the year before, when Democrats controlled both chambers and the White House…”

-     Reuters, 9/9/12