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

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

Fifteen “One Minutes” per side

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. 4:15 – 4:45 p.m.


**Members are advised that today, the House will have two series of votes. 

Suspensions (23 bills)

  1. H.Res. 668 – To refer H.R. 5862, a bill making congressional reference to the United States Court of Federal Claims pursuant to sections 1492 and 2509 of title 28, United States Code, the Indian trust-related claims of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma (O-Gah-Pah) as well as its individual members (Rep. Cole – Judiciary)
  2. H.R. 6672To reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes (Rep. Rogers (MI) – Energy and Commerce)
  3. S. 1440 – PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, as amended  (Sen. Alexander – Energy and Commerce)
  4. H.R. 1509 – Medicare Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2011, as amended (Rep. Johnson (TX) – Ways and Means)
  5. H.R. 1845 – Medicare IVIG Access Act, as amended (Rep. Brady (TX) – Ways and Means)
  6. H.R. 6655To establish a commission to develop a national strategy and recommendations for reducing fatalities resulting from child abuse and neglect (Rep. Doggett – Ways and Means)
  7. H.R. 6612 – To redesignate the Dryden Flight Research Center as Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical (Rep. McCarthy (CA) – Science, Space and Technology)
  8. H.R. 6633 – To designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the "Paul Brown United States Courthouse" (Rep. Hall – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  9. H.R. 6166 – To designate the United States courthouse located at 333 West Broadway Street in San Diego, California, as the "James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse" (Rep. Davis (CA) – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  10. S. 3311 – A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 2601 2nd Avenue North, Billings, Montana, as the "James F. Battin United States Courthouse" (Sen. Baucus – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  11. H.R. 3197 – To name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Spokane, Washington, as the "Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center" (Rep. McMorris Rodgers – Veterans’ Affairs)
  12. H.R. 6443 – To designate the facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 9800 West Commercial Boulevard in Sunrise, Florida, as the "William 'Bill' Kling VA Clinic" (Rep. Wasserman Schultz – Veterans’ Affairs)
  13. S. 925Mt. Andrea Lawrence Designation Act of 2011 (Sen. Barbara Boxer – Natural Resources)
  14. H.R. 4062 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1444 Main Street in Ramona, California, as the "Nelson 'Mac' MacWilliams Post Office Building" (Rep. Hunter – Oversight and Government Reform)
  15. H.R. 6587 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 225 Simi Village Drive in Simi Valley, California, as the "Postal Inspector Terry Asbury Post Office Building" (Rep. Gallegly – Oversight and Government Reform)
  16. H.R. 3869 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 600 East Capitol Avenue in Little Rock, Arkansas, as the "Sidney 'Sid' Sanders McMath Post Office Building" (Rep. Griffin – Oversight and Government Reform)
  17. H.R. 3378 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 220 Elm Avenue in Munising, Michigan, as the "Elizabeth L. Kinnunen Post Office Building" (Rep. Benishek – Oversight and Government Reform)
  18. H.R. 4389 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 19 East Merced Street in Fowler, California, as the "Cecil E. Bolt Post Office" (Rep. Costa – Oversight and Government Reform)
  19. H.R. 6260To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 211 Hope Street in Mountain View, California, as the "Lieutenant Kenneth M. Ballard Memorial Post Office" (Rep. Eshoo – Oversight and Government Reform)
  20. H.R. 6379 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6239 Savannah Highway in Ravenel, South Carolina, as the "Representative Curtis B. Inabinett, Sr. Post Office" (Rep. Clyburn – Oversight and Government Reform)
  21. H.R. 6016Government Employee Accountability Act (Rep. Kelly – Oversight and Government Reform)
  22. S. 3564 – Public Interest Declassification Board Reauthorization Act of 2012 (Sen. Lieberman – Oversight and Government Reform)
  23. S. 2170 – Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012 (Sen. Akaka – Oversight and Government Reform)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Thursday, December 20: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider the Conference Report on H.R. 4310 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Rep. McKeon – Armed Services). The House may also consider the House Amendments to the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 66, as well as several bills under suspension of the Rules. 

The Daily Quote

“Nearly seven in 10 Americans disapprove of how congressional Republicans are handling the fiscal cliff, according to a poll released Tuesday, with a bare majority expecting a deal to be reached by the end of 2012. Only 17 percent of Americans approve of how the GOP is handling negotiations, while 69 percent disapprove, according to a new CBS News poll… An overwhelming majority of Americans — 69 percent — continue to support raising taxes on all income above $250,000 a year, with even a majority of Republicans supporting such a deal.”

-     Politico, 12/18/12