THE DAILY WHIP: WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 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.5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

H.Res. 323 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 115 – Thin Blue Line Act (Rep. Buchanan – Judiciary) (One hour of debate).  The Rules Committee has recommended a closed Rule that provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Judiciary.  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 (14 bills)

  1. H.R. 2266 – Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017 (Rep. Conyers – Judiciary)
  2. S. 419 – Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2017 (Sen. Grassley – Judiciary)
  3. H.R. 984 – Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017 (Rep. Wittman – Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 2227 – Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017, as amended (Rep. Hurd – Oversight and Government Reform)
  5. H.R. 194 – Federal Agency Mail Management Act of 2017 (Rep. Russell – Oversight and Government Reform)
  6. H.R. 195 – Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017 (Rep. Russell – Oversight and Government Reform)
  7. H.R. 653 – Federal Intern Protection Act of 2017 (Rep. Cummings – Oversight and Government Reform)
  8. H.R. 2169 – Improving Fusion Centers’ Access to Information Act, as amended (Rep. Katko – Homeland Security)
  9. H.R. 2281 – Border Enforcement Security Task Force Reauthorization Act of 2017, as amended (Rep. Vela – Homeland Security)
  10. H.R. 1177 – Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act (Rep. Poliquin – Agriculture)
  11. H.R. 2154 – To rename the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center, as amended (Rep. Cramer – Agriculture)
  12. H.R. 672 – Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017, as amended (Rep. Lowey – Foreign Affairs)
  13. H.Res. 145 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the fight against corruption in Central America, as amended (Rep. Torres – Foreign Affairs)
  14. H.R. 1677 – Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017, as amended (Rep. Engel – Foreign Affairs)

Postponed Suspension (1 bill)

  1. H.R. 1892 – Honoring Hometown Heroes Act (Rep. Larson – Judiciary)
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Thursday, May 18: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  The House is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 1039 – Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017 (Rep. Reichert – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule).  The House is also expected to complete consideration of H.R. 115 – Thin Blue Line Act (Rep. Buchanan – Judiciary). 
The Daily Quote

"What GOP senators and House members aren't doing right now is passing major legislation, and it's not just the marquee items like health care and a tax overhaul that are dragging. The Senate has no legislation on its agenda this week — business is instead limited to three low-profile nominations. The House — fresh off an 11-day recess — is devoting the week to mostly symbolic, feel-good legislation designed to show support for law enforcement. Another 11-day recess, for Memorial Day this time, is just around the corner.”

    -    Associated Press, 5/16/2017