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
No votes expected No votes expected

**Members are advised that no votes are expected in the House today. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until tomorrow. 

Suspensions (5 bills)

1) Senate Amendment to H.R. 2606 – New York City Natural Gas Supply Enhancement Act (Rep. Grimm – Natural Resources)
2) H.R. 6570 – To amend the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to consolidate certain CBO reporting requirements (Rep. Garrett – Financial Services)
3) Senate Amendment to H.R. 2453 – Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act  (Rep. Luetkemeyer – Financial Services)
4) H.R. 6116 – To amend the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands to provide for direct appeals to the United States Supreme Court of decisions of the Virgin Islands Supreme Court, as amended (Rep. Christensen – Judiciary)
5) H.R. 5934 – Stop Tobacco Smuggling in the Territories Act of 2012 (Rep. Faleomavaega – Judiciary)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Thursday, November 15: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 6156 – Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (Rep. Camp Ways and Means/Foreign Affairs) (Subject to a Rule).

The Daily Quote

“But as I’ve said before, we can’t just cut our way to prosperity. If we’re serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. And that means asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more in taxes. That’s how we did it, that’s how we did it in the 1990s when Bill Clinton was president. That’s how we can reduce the deficit while still making the investments we need to build a strong middle class and a strong economy. That’s the only way we can still afford to train our workers or help our kids pay for college or make sure that good jobs in clean energy or high-tech manufacturing don’t end up in countries like China. Now, already, I’ve put forward a detailed plan that allows us to make these investments while reducing our deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade. I want to be clear: I’m not wedded to every detail of my plan. I’m open to compromise. I’m open to new ideas. I’m committed to solving our fiscal challenges. But I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced. I am not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren’t asked to pay a dime more in taxes. I’m not going to do that.”

-     President Barack Obama, 11/9/12