THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017

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 3:45 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (12 bills)

  1. H.R. 1492 – Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017 (Rep. Sessions – Energy and Commerce)
  2. H.R. 702 – Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act, as amended (Rep. Cummings – Oversight and Government Reform)
  3. H.R. 1988 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1730 18th Street in Bakersfield, California, as the Merle Haggard Post Office Building (Rep. McCarthy – Oversight and Government Reform)
  4. H.R. 954 – To remove use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes (Rep. Goodlatte – Natural Resources)
  5. H.R. 1397 – To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes (Rep. Comstock – Natural Resources)
  6. H.R. 1404 – Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act (Rep. Grijalva – Natural Resources)
  7. H.R. 1541 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas, and for other purposes (Rep. Jenkins (KS) – Natural Resources)
  8. H.R. 1719 – John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act (Rep. DeSaulnier – Natural Resources)
  9. H.R. 1913 – Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act (Rep. Panetta – Natural Resources)
  10. H.R. 1306 – Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act (Rep. DeFazio – Natural Resources)
  11. H.R. 2156 – Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act (Rep. Knight – Natural Resources)
  12. H.R. 597 – Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017 (Rep. Denham – Natural Resources)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, July 12: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  The House is expected to consider H.R. 23 – Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017 (Rep. Valadao – Natural Resources) (Subject to a Rule).  The House is also expected to begin consideration of H.R. 2810 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Rep. Thornberry – Armed Services) (Subject to a Rule).  Lastly, the House is expected to consider bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. 

 
The Daily Quote

“Congress now has three weeks to do what may well prove impossible… The legislative logjam is starting to cause consternation among Republican lawmakers who are eager to prove they can govern now that their party controls both chambers of Congress and the White House… A delay until September could doom prospects for a health care overhaul and unnerve markets as the U.S. approaches its borrowing limit.  It also risks a government shutdown as the fiscal year draws to a close…”

     -     CQ, 7/10/2017