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
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. 2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Following debate on H.R. 6582, the House is expected to recess until approximately 1:45 p.m. When the House reconvenes, the House will take votes on bills considered under suspension of the Rules.  These will be the last votes for the day. 

Suspension (1 bill)

  1. H.R. 6582 – To allow for innovations and alternative technologies that meet or exceed desired energy efficiency goals, and to make technical corrections to existing Federal energy efficiency laws to allow American manufacturers to remain competitive, as amended (Rep. Aderholt – Energy and Commerce)

Postponed Suspension (1 vote)

  1. H.R. 5817Eliminate Privacy Notice Confusion Act (Rep. Luetkemeyer – Financial Services)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, December 5: The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider several bills under suspension of the Rules.  The House may also consider a possible Motion to go to Conference and Motion to Instruct Conferees.

The Daily Quote

“Sometimes you have to walk through the desert to get to the Promised Land. That’s the way it is for Republicans right now… First, they have to acknowledge how badly things are stacked against them. Polls show that large majorities of Americans are inclined to blame Republicans if the country goes off the ‘fiscal cliff.’ The business community, which needs a deal to boost confidence, will turn against them. The national security types and the defense contractors, who hate the prospect of sequestration, will turn against them.  Moreover a budget stalemate on these terms will confirm every bad Republican stereotype. Republicans will be raising middle-class taxes in order to serve the rich — shafting Sam’s Club to benefit the country club. If Republicans do this, they might as well get Mitt Romney’s ‘47 percent’ comments printed on T-shirts and wear them for the rest of their lives.”

-     David Brooks, New York Times, 12/3/12