|House Meets At:||First Vote Predicted:||Last Vote Predicted:|
12:00 p.m.: Morning Hour
|6:30 p.m.||7:00 p.m.|
**Following one minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 5:00 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 (4 bills)
- H.R. 1362 – To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the Faleomavaega Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin VA Clinic (Rep. Radewagen – Veterans’ Affairs)
- H.R. 375 – To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse (Rep. Blackburn – Transportation and Infrastructure)
- H.R. 1174 – Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2017, as amended (Rep. Norton – Transportation and Infrastructure)
- S. 442 – National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 (Sen. Cruz – Science, Space, and Technology)
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, March 8: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 1301 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 (Rep. Frelinghuysen – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule). The House is also expected to consider bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.
|The Daily Quote|
“A handful of House conservatives on Monday evening criticized GOP leadership's newly released Obamacare replacement bill, foreshadowing trouble for the repeal effort even after leaders tried to assuage the far-right… Freedom Caucus member Dave Brat (R-Va.) piled on, telling POLITICO he’d vote against it in its current form because… ‘Now [they] are saying we're going to do repeal and replace but the bill does nothing of the sort,’ he said. ‘[Speaker] Paul Ryan [R-WI] has always said the entire rationale for this bill is to bend the cost curve down, and so far I have seen no evidence that this bill will bring the cost curve down…’ House GOP leadership, meanwhile, is gearing up for a major effort to whip support for the bill… It doesn’t appear to be enough though… House Republican leaders expect some conservatives and moderates to oppose the measure on the floor. But they can only afford to lose 21 votes.”
- Politico, 3/6/2017