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

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 3:30 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the twelve bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (12 bills)

  1. H.R. 3541 – Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012, as amended (Rep. Franks – Judiciary)
  2. H.R. 5512 – Divisional Realignment Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Thompson (MS) – Judiciary)
  3. H.R. 5651 – Food and Drug Administration Reform Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Upton – Energy and Commerce)
  4. H.R. 3310 – Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Scalise – Energy and Commerce)
  5. H.R. 4201 – The Servicemember Family Protection Act (Rep. Turner – Veterans’ Affairs)
  6. H.R. 1299 – The Secure Border Act of 2011 (Rep. Miller (MI) – Homeland Security)
  7. H.R. 3670 – To require the Transportation Security Administration to comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (Rep. Walz – Homeland Security/Veterans’ Affairs)
  8. H.R. 2764 – The WMD Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2011 (Rep. Meehan – Homeland Security)
  9. H.R. 915 – The Jaime Zapata Border Security Task Force Act (Rep. Cuellar – Homeland Security)
  10. H.R. 3140 – The Mass Transit Intelligence Prioritization Act (Rep. Speier – Homeland Security)
  11. Senate Amendment to H.R. 5740 – National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act (Rep. Biggert – Financial Services)
  12. H.R. 4041 – Export Promotion Reform Act (Rep. Berman – Foreign Affairs)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Thursday, May 31: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 5743 – Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Rep. Rogers (MI) – Intelligence) (Subject to a Rule) and begin consideration of H.R. 5854 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 (Rep. Culberson – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule).

The Daily Quote

“The answer is pretty obvious: Find a way to avoid a downturn and also act to avoid a debt spiral — ideally, long before the deadline looms and long before markets catch on to the possibility of failure. That means a combination of phased and balanced spending cuts, including all areas of spending, and tax increases phased in to replenish the revenue base that is now the lowest as a share of the gross domestic product in nearly 60 years.… Here, we know the game plan from House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.): Run on the Ryan budget, win it all, hold on until after the inauguration, and in the meantime, plan ‘the mother of all reconciliation bills’ to negate the defense sequester, double down on discretionary domestic budget cuts, make permanent the Bush tax cuts, enact a new tax cut on top of them, reducing the top rate to 25 percent, and do as much to turn Medicaid into a sharply reduced block grant to the states and create a premium support system for Medicare as revised reconciliation rules will allow.”

-       Norman Ornstein, Roll Call, 5/30/12