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

12:00 p.m.: Morning Hour
2:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Unlimited “One Minutes”

6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Suspensions (27 bills)

  1. H.R. 6060 – Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2012 (Rep. Bishop (UT) – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 5987 – Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act, as amended (Rep. Hastings (WA) – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 1461 – Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act, as amended (Rep. Pearce – Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 3319 – To allow the Pascua Yaqui Tribe to determine the requirements for membership in that tribe (Rep. Grijalva – Natural Resources)
  5. H.Res. 786 – Honoring the four United States public servants who died in Libya and condemning the attacks on United States diplomatic facilities in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen (Rep. Boehner – Foreign Affairs)
  6. H.R. 3783 – Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Duncan – Foreign Affairs)
  7. H.Res. 526 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect toward the establishment of a democratic and prosperous Republic of Georgia and the establishment of a peaceful and just resolution to the conflict with Georgia's internationally recognized borders, as amended (Rep. Shuster – Foreign Affairs)
  8. H.R. 4158 – To confirm full ownership rights for certain United States astronauts to artifacts from the astronauts’ space missions (Rep. Hall – Science, Space and Technology)
  9. H.R. 6375 – To authorize certain Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility projects and leases, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain authorities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Miller (FL) – Veterans’ Affairs)
  10. H.R. 5948 – Veterans Fiduciary Reform Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Johnson (OH) – Veterans’ Affairs)
  11. H.R. 6324 – Cutting Federal Unnecessary and Expensive Leasing Act of 2012 (Rep. Hanna – Oversight and Government Reform)
  12. H.R. 6410 – Buffett Rule Act of 2011, as amended (Rep. Scalise – Ways and Means)
  13. H.R. 5044 – Andrew P. Carpenter Tax Act, as amended (Rep. DesJarlais – Ways and Means)
  14. H.R. 2903 – FEMA Reauthorization Act of 2011, as amended (Rep. Denham – Transportation and Infrastructure/Homeland Security)
  15. H.R. 5912 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the use of public funds for political party conventions, and to provide for the return of previously distributed funds for deficit reduction, as amended (Rep. Cole – House Administration)
  16. H.R. 6296 – Disaster Loan Fairness Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Barletta – Small Business)
  17. H.R. 6368 – Border Security Information Improvement Act of 2012 (Rep. Canseco – Judiciary)
  18. H.R. 6361 – Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Heck – Financial Services)
  19. H.R. 2440 – Market Transparency and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, as amended (Rep. Hurt – Financial Services)
  20. H.R. __ – To provide flexibility with respect to U.S. support for assistance provided by international financial institutions for Burma, and for other purposes (Rep. Royce – Financial Services)
  21. H.R. 2827 – To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to clarify provisions relating to the regulation of municipal advisors, and for other purposes (Rep. Dold – Financial Services)
  22. H.R. 5910 – Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Dold – Energy and Commerce)
  23. H.R. 4212 – Contaminated Drywall Safety Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Rigell – Energy and Commerce)
  24. H.R. 4124 – Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act, as amended (Rep. Kinzinger – Energy and Commerce)
  25. H.R. 6163 – National Pediatric Research Network Act, as amended (Rep. McMorrs Rodgers – Energy and Commerce)
  26. H.R. 6118 – Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act (Rep. Grimm – Energy and Commerce)
  27. H.R. 733 – Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Eshoo – Energy and Commerce)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Thursday, September 20: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 6429 – STEM Jobs Act of 2012 (Rep. Smith (TX) – Judiciary) – under suspension of the Rules.  The House is also expected to consider H.J.Res. 118 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of Family Assistance of the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services relating to waiver and expenditure authority under section 1115 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C . 1315) with respect to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (Rep. Camp – Ways and Means/Education and the Workforce) (Subject to a Rule) and begin consideration of H.R. 3409 – To limit the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations before December 31, 2013, under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (Rep. Johnson (OH) – Natural Resources/Energy and Commerce/Transportation and Infrastructure) (Subject to a Rule).

The Daily Quote

“The 112th Congress is set to enter the Congressional record books as the least productive body in a generation, passing a mere 173 public laws as of last month. That was well below the 906 enacted from January 1947 through December 1948 by the body President Harry S. Truman referred to as the “do-nothing” Congress, and far fewer than even a single session of many prior Congresses. Partisanship and process have impeded measures that have traditionally been easy-peasy affairs — like the farm bill, or a measure to protect women against domestic violence — as well as those that have an impact on national security, for instance a bill to combat cybercrimes and a bipartisan measure to finance the military. A measure to shore up the ailing postal system might as well have been marked return to sender. A broadly supported measure that would normalize trade relations with Russia stalled… On the House side, leaders have had trouble finding support for some major legislation this year, even bills that have come flying out of their own committees with bipartisan backing.”

-     New York Times, 9/18/12