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THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, MAY 23, 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”
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

H.Res. 348 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 953Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 (Rep. Gibbs – Transportation and Infrastructure) (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 Transportation and Infrastructure.  The Rule provides for consideration of 2 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. Members are urged to VOTE NO.

Suspensions (12 bills)

  1. H.R. 1809 – Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017 (Rep. Lewis (MO) – Education and the Workforce)
  2. H.R. 1808 – Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act of 2017 (Rep. Guthrie – Education and the Workforce)
  3. H.R. 2288 – Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, as amended (Rep. Bost – Veterans’ Affairs)
  4. H.R. 467 – VA Scheduling Accountability Act (Rep. Walorski – Veterans’ Affairs)
  5. H.R. 1005 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of Adult Day Health Care Services for Veterans (Rep. Zeldin – Veterans’ Affairs)
  6. H.R. 1162 – No Hero Left Untreated Act (Rep. Knight – Veterans’ Affairs)
  7. H.R. 1545 – VA Prescription Data Accountability Act (Rep. Kuster – Veterans’ Affairs)
  8. H.R. 1725 – Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017, as amended (Rep. Walz – Veterans’ Affairs)
  9. H.R. 1329 – Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017 (Rep. Bost – Veterans’ Affairs)
  10. H.R. 2052 – PRIVATE Act (Rep. McSally – Armed Services)
  11. H.R. 1370 – Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign  Authorization Act of 2017, as amended (Rep. McCaul – Homeland Security)
  12. H.R. 2473 – Put Trafficking Victims First Act of 2017, as amended (Rep. Wagner – Judiciary)     
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, May 24: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  The House is expected to complete consideration of H.R. 953 – Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 (Rep. Gibbs – Transportation and Infrastructure).  The House is also expected to begin consideration of H.R. 1973 – Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act (Rep. Brooks (IN) – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule) and H.R. 1761 – Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017 (Rep. Johnson (LA) – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule).  Lastly, the House is expected to consider bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. 
The Daily Quote

“‘This is Mulvaney's budget,’ Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) said this week. ‘Like I want to go home after having voting [sic] against Meals on Wheels and say, 'Oh it's a bad program, keeping seniors alive.' There's just some of the stuff in here that doesn't make any sense… Frankly, you can't pass these budgets on the floor.’”

    -    Politico, 5/20/2017