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 4:30 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the seven bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (7 bills)

  1. H.R. 3584 – The Capital Access for Small Community Financial Institutions Act, as amended (Rep. Stivers – Financial Services)
  2. H.R. 2672 – CFPB Rural Designation Petition and Correction, as amended (Rep. Barr – Financial Services)
  3. H.R. 4386 – Money Remittance Improvement Act (Rep. Ellison – Financial Services)
  4. H.R. 3329 – To enhance the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, increase individual savings, and for other purposes (Rep. Luetkemeyer – Financial Services)
  5. H.R. 3468 – The Credit Union Share Fund Insurance Parity Act, as amended (Rep. Royce – Financial Services)
  6. H.R. 2919 – The Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act (Rep. Lummis – Judiciary)
  7. H.R. 4292 – The Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act (Rep. Chabot – Judiciary)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, May 7: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.Res. __ – the Republican Contempt Resolution (Rep. Issa – Oversight and Government Reform). The House is also expected to begin consideration of H.R. 4438 American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014 (Rep. Brady (TX) – Ways and Means) (Subject to a Rule) and H.Res. 565 Calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting of conservative non-profit groups by the Internal Revenue Service (Rep. Jordan – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule).  Additionally, the House is expected to consider bills under suspension of the Rules. 

The Daily Quote

“Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum on Monday morning said he agrees with former [R] Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty that Republicans should support an increase in the minimum wage. Speaking with Chuck Todd on MSNBC, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate said the GOP stance on minimum wage ‘makes no sense.’ ‘Let’s not make this argument that we’re for the blue-collar guy but we’re against any minimum wage increase ever,’ Santorum said of Republicans. ‘It just makes no sense.’ Last week, on the same day that Democrats brought legislation to raise the minimum wage to the Senate floor, Pawlenty, a Republican, said he thought his party should support a minimum wage increase… Santorum also said that Republicans who disagree with the minimum wage are out of step with the American public. ‘If the Republicans want to go out and say, ‘we’re against the minimum wage,’ then go out and make the argument to the American public and the 80-some percent of the American public who believes we should have a minimum wage,’ he said.”

-    Politico, 5/5/2014