Daily Whip
House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:

12:00 p.m.: Morning Hour
2:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes”
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Suspensions (3 bills)

  1. H.R. 3521 – The Department of Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013, as amended (Rep. Miller (FL) – Veterans’ Affairs)
  2. S. 1471 – Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act (Sen. Coats – Veterans’ Affairs)
  3. H.R. 1402 – VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2013, as amended (Rep. Coffman – Veterans’ Affairs)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, December 11: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider bills under suspension of the Rules.

The Daily Quote

“A Congress stymied by partisan divides, blown deadlines and intraparty squabbling gets a late chance this week to end the year with an elusive budget deal and to make headway on other fronts…An agreement would mark a rare moment of bipartisan accord brokered without the specter of a government shutdown or financial chaos. However, even a deal reached by two lawmakers popular within their own parties would still have to secure the support of a GOP caucus unafraid to buck its leadership...”

-    Wall Street Journal, 12/8/2013