Daily Whipline

April 4, 2019

MAJORITY WHIPLINE: THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019                                                                                                           

House Meets At…

Votes Predicted At…

9:00 a.m. Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes” Per Side

First Votes/Last Votes: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.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:

Under a Rule (2 bills):

  1. Complete consideration of H.R. 1585 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (Rep. Bass – Judiciary)

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), enacted in 1994, is landmark legislation responding to our nation’s crisis of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This bill makes numerous substantive improvements to VAWA, described in the materials below from the Judiciary Committee:

Section by Section Summary

Fact Sheet

The Rule provides for no further general debate and made in order 40 amendments. A full list of amendments can be found HERE.

As of last night, the House has completed debate through Rose (NY) Amendment #38. 

Amendments to be considered today:

Axne Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases STOP grants from $40 million to $60 million.

Torres Small Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Ensures all provisions of the bill comply with immigration laws.

  1. S.J.Res. 7 – To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress (Sen. Sanders – Foreign Affairs)

This resolution directs the President to remove U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress, except those engaged in operation directed at al-Qaeda or its associated forces. This resolution passed the Senate by a vote of 54-46. A similar resolution passed the House 248-177. 

The Rule, which was adopted on Tuesday, provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. 

Postponed Suspension (1 Vote):

  1. H.R. 829 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1450 Montauk Highway in Mastic, New York, as the “Army Specialist Thomas J. Wilwerth Post Office Building” (Rep. Zeldin – Oversight and Reform)

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.