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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 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. Senate Amendment to H.R. 4152 – To provide for the costs of loan guarantees for Ukraine (Rep. Rogers (KY) – Appropriations/Foreign Affairs)
  2. S. 2183 – United States International Programming to Ukraine and Neighboring Regions (Sen. McConnell – Foreign Affairs)
  3. H.R. 2413 – The Weather Forecasting Improvement Act of 2014, as amended (Rep. Bridenstine – Science, Space, and Technology)
  4. H.R. 4005 – Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014 (Rep. Hunter – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  5. H.Con.Res. 92 – A bill to authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition (Rep. Barletta – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  6. H.Con.Res. 88 – A bill to authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby (Rep. Hoyer – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  7. S. 1557 – Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act (Sen. Casey – Energy and Commerce)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, April 2: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 2575 – “Sabotage American Workers Act of 2014” (Rep. Young (IN) – Ways and Means) (Subject to a Rule).

The Daily Quote

“House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan will unveil his fiscal 2015 budget resolution Tuesday and have his committee mark up the spending blueprint on Wednesday morning… the resolution will likely take an even more conservative tone than even Ryan’s previous budget resolutions in order to achieve the Republican goal of balancing the budget by the end of the decade. Ryan will have to secure an additional $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction compared to the plan adopted by the House last spring (H.Con.Res. 25) in order to reach that goal… To avoid revenue increases that Ryan and other congressional conservatives adamantly oppose, it will likely accelerate cuts to entitlement programs like Medicaid and food stamps. The resolution has no chance of being conferenced with the Senate, leaving Ryan and House Republicans to make it even more of a political document than the House budget resolutions that have served as guideposts on GOP policies in recent years… Despite the budget’s potential to energize the GOP base ahead of the November elections, the measure could still falter in the House. No Democrats are expected to support the blueprint, so Ryan will need nearly all Republicans on board to gain the 217 votes needed for passage. Sixty-two GOP House lawmakers voted again the budget deal late last year over the boost in spending levels and many may not be eager to back a budget resolution that matches them.”

-    CQ, 3/31/2014