Unlimited “One Minutes6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Following one minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 5:00 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the four bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
**Members are advised that Congressman-Elect Curson (MI-11), Congresswoman-Elect DelBene (WA-01) and Congressman-Elect Massie (KY-04) will be sworn in during today’s vote series.
Suspensions (4 bills)
1) H.R. 6190 – Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012 (Rep.
Burgess – Energy and Commerce)
2) H.R. 6371 – Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act (Rep. Walberg – Education and Workforce)
3) S. 1956 – European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011 (Sen. Thune – Transportation and Infrastructure)
4) H.R. 6586 – To extend the application of certain space launch liability provisions through 2014 (Rep. Palazzo – Science, Space and Technology)
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, November 14: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider several bills under suspension of the Rules.
“With President Obama re-elected and Democrats cementing control of the Senate, Mr. Boehner will need to capitalize on the chastened faction of the House G.O.P. that wants to cut a deal to avert sudden tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts in January that could send the economy back into recession. After spending two years marooned between the will of his loud and fractious members and the Democratic Senate majority, the speaker is trying to assert control, and many members seem to be offering support. ‘To have a voice at the bargaining table, John Boehner has to be strong,’ said Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma, one of the speaker’s lieutenants. ‘Most members were just taught a lesson that you’re not going to get everything that you want. It was that kind of election.’ Aides say this is an altered political landscape that Mr. Boehner did not expect. As a result, whether the nation can avoid the so-called fiscal cliff will depend not only on whether Mr. Boehner can find common cause with a newly re-elected, invigorated president, but also whether he can deliver his own caucus… ‘The election was a wake-up call,’ said one veteran Republican in the House.”
- New York Times, 11/10/12
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