Daily Whip
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 3:30 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the nineteen bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. **Members are advised that any bills that are not considered prior to votes at 6:30 p.m. will be considered following votes. 

Suspensions (19 bills)

  1. H.R. 828 – Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2011, as amended (Rep. Chaffetz – Oversight and Government Reform)
  2. S. 679 – Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 (Sen. Schumer – Oversight and Government Reform)
  3. H.R. 4365 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to make clear that accounts in the Thrift Savings Funds are subject to certain Federal tax levies (Rep. Buerkle – Oversight and Government Reform)
  4. S. 300 – Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2011, as amended (Sen. Grassley – Oversight and Government Reform)
  5. Senate Amendment to H.R. 1627 – Honoring American Veterans Act of 2011 (Rep. Miller (FL) – Veterans’ Affairs)
  6. H.R. 4073 – To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to accept the quitclaim, disclaimer, and relinquishment of a railroad right of way within and adjacent to Pike National Forest in El Paso County, Colorado, originally granted to the Mt. Manitou Park and Incline Railway Company pursuant to the Act of March 3, 1875 (Rep. Lamborn – Natural Resources)
  7. H.R. 3641 – Pinnacles National Park Act (Rep. Farr – Natural Resources)
  8. H.R. 3706 – To create the Office of Chief Financial Officer of the Government of the Virgin Islands, and for other purposes (Rep. Christensen – Natural Resources)
  9. S. 270 – La Pine Land Conveyance Act (Sen. Wyden – Natural Resources)
  10. S. 271 – Wallowa Forest Service Compound Conveyance Act (Sen. Wyden – Natural Resources)
  11. H.R. 3803 – District of Columbia Pain–Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (Rep. Franks – Judiciary)
  12. H.R. 1950 – To enact title 54, United States Code, “National Park System,” as positive law, as amended (Rep. Smith (TX) – Judiciary)
  13. H.R. 3120 – Student Visa Reform Act (Rep. Lofgren – Judiciary)
  14. H.R. 6029 – Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012  (Rep. Smith (TX) – Judiciary)
  15. H.R. 6063 – Child Protection Act of 2012 (Rep. Smith (TX) – Judiciary)
  16. H.R. 4362 – STOP Identity Theft Act of 2012 (Rep. Wasserman Schultz – Judiciary)
  17. H.R. 3796 – Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Sensenbrenner – Judiciary)
  18. H.R. 6062 – Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2012 (Rep. Marino – Judiciary)
  19. H.R. 1550 – Federal Law Enforcement Recruitment and Retention Act of 2011, as amended (Rep. Pierluisi – Judiciary)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, August 1: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider several of bills under suspension of the Rules.  The House may also consider H.R. 6228 - To provide a one–year extension of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, with certain modifications and exceptions, to make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, and for other purposes (Rep. Lucas – Agriculture) (Subject to a Rule).

The Daily Quote

“The House speaker, John A. Boehner, and other Republican leaders have found themselves caught in a squeeze between their party’s most ardent conservatives and drought-ridden farmers, with just days left before a monthlong August recess… Last week, House Republican leaders indicated they would back a one-year extension of existing farm programs, crop insurance and subsidies, with a drought package attached. But on Monday, it became clear that will be no easy task this week. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his lieutenants, wanting to avoid an intraparty battle on a $957 billion five-year bill approved by the House Agriculture Committee, scheduled a vote on a one-year farm program extension that includes drought relief provisions.  But aides and lobbyists closely monitoring the issue said Monday that unless something changes, it looks like GOP leaders will have to pull the bill… The one-year extension of subsidy programs expiring Sept. 30 is being caught in a pincer.  Some conservatives, like Republican Study Committee head Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio), say they oppose all farm bills and will reject it no matter what… [Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin] Peterson said for the first time in his nearly 22 years in Congress, leadership lawmakers are trying to move a farm bill without the backing of rural Democrats… Sources said that the GOP whip count on Friday indicated that the party cannot pass a one-year bill on its own.  ‘The conservative outrage with the bill is such that Republicans alone are unlikely to be able to carry it,’ said Andrew Moylan of the National Taxpayers Union.”

              - The Hill, 7/30/12