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THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017

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

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

Fifteen “One Minutes”
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

H.Res. 382 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1215 – Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 (Rep. King (IA) – Judiciary) (One hour of debate).  The Rules Committee has recommended a structured Rule that provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Judiciary.  The Rule provides for consideration of 5 amendments, debatable for 10 minutes, equally controlled by the proponent and opponent of the amendment. The Rule allows one motion to recommit, with or without instructions, and waives all points of order against the legislation. 

The Rules Committee rejected a motion by Mr. McGovern of Massachusetts to consider H.R. 1215 under an open rule.  Members are urged to VOTE NO.

Suspensions (8 bills)

  1. H.R. 497 – Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act (Rep. Cook – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 220 – To authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, and for other purposes (Rep. Young (AK) – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 1500 – Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017 (Rep. Crowley – Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 1073 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes (Rep. Beyer – Natural Resources)
  5. H.R. 1135 – To reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program (Rep. Clyburn – Natural Resources)
  6. H.R. 1967 – Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act (Rep. Lamborn – Natural Resources)
  7. H.Res. 397 – Solemnly reaffirming the commitment of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's principle of collective defense as enumerated in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty (Rep. Ryan (WI) – Foreign Affairs)
  8. H.Res. 351 – Condemning the violence and persecution in Chechnya, as amended (Rep. Ros-Lehtinen – Foreign Affairs)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, June 28: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  The House is expected to complete consideration of H.R. 1215 – Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 (Rep. King (IA) – Judiciary).  The House is also expected to begin consideration of H.R. 3003 – No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (Rep. Goodlatte – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule).  

The Daily Quote

“The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act was edging toward collapse on Monday after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said it would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026. Two Republicans, Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky, said Monday that they would vote against even debating the health care bill, joining Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, who made the same pledge on Friday. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin hinted that he, too, would probably oppose taking up the bill on a procedural vote expected as early as Tuesday, meaning a collapse could be imminent. ‘It’s worse to pass a bad bill than pass no bill,’ Mr. Paul told reporters. Ms. Collins wrote on Twitter on Monday evening that she wanted to work with her colleagues from both parties to fix flaws in the Affordable Care Act, but that the budget office’s report showed that the ‘Senate bill won’t do it.’”

     -    New York Times, 6/26/2017