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
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Suspension (1 Bill)
  1. H.R. 2867 - United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2011 (Rep. Wolf – Foreign Affairs )
H.J.Res. 77 - Relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit, as submitted under section 3101A of title 31, United States Code, on August 2, 2011 (Rep. Reed – Ways and Means) (Privileged Resolution - two hours of debate) The Budget Control Act (BCA) required an immediate $400 billion increase in the debt limit after enactment. It also provided for a $500 billion increase in the debt limit 50 days after the President certified that the U.S. treasury is within $100 billion of the statutory debt limit. In addition to those increases in the debt limit, the BCA provided for expedited consideration of a disapproval resolution in both Houses of Congress, which could stop the debt limit increase if the resolution were enacted. If this joint resolution was enacted into law, it would stop the $500 billion increase in the debt ceiling and it would also require the sequestration of $400 billion in spending to effectively offset the $400 billion debt limit increase that occurred immediately after the BCA was enacted.
Republican brinksmanship has damaged job creation and caused significant uncertainty for businesses and the markets. Republicans continue to play political games with a fragile economy. Democrats believe in responsible governing and paying our bills so we can get back to creating jobs. After the credit downgrade by S&P, which cited brinksmanship and political gridlock as driving factors behind their decision, adopting H.J.Res. 77 would send a negative signal to the rest of the world that the United States government is not capable of performing its routine fiscal responsibilities.
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The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Thursday, September 15: The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 2587 - To prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance (Rep. Scott (SC) – Education and Workforce)
The Daily Quote
“According to the CBO’s analysis, credible policy changes that would substantially reduce deficits late in the coming decade and over the long term — without immediate cuts in spending or increases in taxes — would support the economic expansion in the next few years and strengthen the economy over the longer term.”
-     CBO Director Doug Elmendorf 9/13/2011