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

10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour
12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes” per side

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.


**Members are advised that today, the House is only expecting one series of votes. 

Suspensions (7 bills)

  1. H.R. 6504 – Small Business Investment Company Modernization Act (Rep. Chabot – Small Business)
  2. Senate Amendment to H.R. 3783 – Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012 (Rep. Duncan – Foreign Affairs)
  3. S. 3331 – Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (Sen. Kerry – Foreign Affairs)
  4. H.R. 6621 – To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy–Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code, as amended (Rep. Smith (TX) – Judiciary)
  5. H.R. 6671 - To amend section 2710 of title 18, United States Code, to clarify that a video tape service provider may obtain a consumer’s informed, written consent on an ongoing basis and that consent may be obtained through the Internet (Rep. Goodlatte – Judiciary)
  6. H.R. 6014 – Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Schiff – Judiciary)
  7. S. 3642 – Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012 (Sen. Leahy – Judiciary)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, December 19: 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 Daily Quote

“Tuesday could be the most important day of the fiscal cliff talks so far: Speaker John Boehner will have to pitch a tax increase to his conservative troops. The Ohio Republican is set to brief the House GOP Conference on the status of his closely held negotiations with President Barack Obama since conceding an increase on tax rates for millionaires, a risky move by the speaker…. Yet, Boehner is making a cold political calculation. It’s risky for him to raise taxes, but he’s already got backing on it from dozens of other Republicans. Times have changed, Boehner thinks, and if he could slash the federal government’s $1 trillion-plus annual deficit, higher taxes on rich folks is the right trade-off to make…. But there are also House Republicans who would back Boehner in such a deal. ‘I would support that,’ said Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) of a tax increase on millionaires. ‘I am with the speaker.’”

-     Politico, 12/17/12