THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, MAY 16, 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 4:00 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)

  1. H.R. 510 – Rapid DNA Act of 2017 (Rep. Sensenbrenner – Judiciary)
  2. H.R. 1616 – Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017, as amended (Rep. Ratcliffe – Judiciary)
  3. H.R. 1892 – Honoring Hometown Heroes Act (Rep. Larson – Judiciary)
  4. H.R. 1428 – American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017, as amended (Rep. Hurd – Judiciary)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, May 17: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  The House is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 115 – Thin Blue Line Act (Rep. Buchanan – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule).  The House is also expected to consider bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. 

 
The Daily Quote

“Americans vented… frustrations this past week in Republican districts crucial to GOP majority control of the House, sounding off about health care and President Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey… Republicans in some districts faced a backlash at raucous town halls over their votes for the House health care bill. There were plenty of complaints about a provision that would allow insurers to charge seriously ill people higher rates if they let their coverage lapse. Other lawmakers avoided holding forums… Trump added to the tumult by dismissing Comey, raising questions about whether the president was trying to scuttle an FBI investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.”

     -    Associated Press, 5/15/2017