WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019                                                                                                

House Meets At… Votes Predicted At…
10:00 a.m. Morning Hour

Fifteen “One Minutes”

12:00 p.m. Legislative Business

First Votes: 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Last Votes: 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

ANY ANTICIPATED MEMBER ABSENCES FOR VOTES TODAY SHOULD BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO THE OFFICE OF THE MAJORITY WHIP AT 6-3210.

Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Bills Under Rule:

Complete Consideration of H.Res. 6 – Intervention in Affordable Care Act Litigation

Title III of H. Res. 6 authorizes the Speaker, on behalf of the House, to intervene, otherwise appear, or take any other steps, in the case Texas v. United States, No. 4:18-cv-00167-O (N.D. Tex.), in any appellate proceedings arising from such case. In addition, Title III authorizes the Speaker, in consultation with the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, to intervene, otherwise appear, or take any other steps in any other cases involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to protect the institutional interests of the House and to defend such act and the amendments made by such Act to other provisions of law, and any amendments to such provisions, including the provisions ensuring affordable health coverage for those with preexisting conditions.

The title directs the Office of General Counsel of the House of Representatives to represent the House in any such litigation and authorizes the Office of General Counsel to employ the services of outside counsel, including pro bono counsel, or other outside experts.

H.R. 264 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019(Rep. Quigley – Appropriations)

One Pager – Financial Services Appropriations Bill Ensures Families Receive Tax Refunds

Appropriations Resources on the Trump Shutdown:

Trump Shutdown: Hurting American Families, Businesses, and Communities

Instead of Trump’s $5 Billion Wall, America Can Invest in Real Priorities

Social Media Resources on the Trump Shutdown:

Number of Federal Employees Without Pay State-By-State Twitter Graphics

Number of Federal Employees Without Pay State-By-State Facebook/Instagram Graphics

Suspensions:

H.R. 226 – Clarity on Small Business Participation in Category Management (Rep. Velazquez – Small Business)

This bill amends the Small Business Act to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to provide in its small business goaling report information as to how many small businesses are participating in the “best in class” vehicles so Congress can ascertain the effectiveness of such contracting vehicles for small firms.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Example, whether it be good or bad, has a powerful influence.”

                                                                 George Washington