Daily Whipline

April 8, 2019

MAJORITY WHIPLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019

MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019                                                                                                           

House Meets At…

Votes Predicted At…

12:00 p.m. Morning Hour

2:00 p.m. Legislative Business

Unlimited “One Minutes” Per Side

First/ Last Votes: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 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 Procedures

Suspensions (5 bills):

  1. H.Con.Res. 16 – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition (Rep. Titus – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This resolution authorizes the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service (to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2018) and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition (to provide for law enforcement from around the country to exhibit their ability to demonstrate Honor Guard programs and provide for a bagpipe exhibition).

  1. H.Con.Res. 19 – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby (Rep. Hoyer – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This resolution authorizes the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby, which allows children to demonstrate their dedication, work, and creativity as they compete for trophies. 

  1. H.R. 1331 – Local Water Protection Act (Rep. Craig – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill authorizes $200 million annually through FY2024 for the nonpoint source management grants program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency.  This program helps states develop and implement their own programs for managing nonpoint sources of water pollution, including runoff that can carry pollutants, such as fertilizers and sediment from fields, toxins from abandoned mines, and oils and heavy metals from roads, into lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water.

  1. H.R. 639 – To amend section 327 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that National Urban Search and Rescue Response System task forces may include Federal employees (Rep. Hartzler – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill is a technical correction that would amend section 327 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to explicitly clarify that Federal employees are allowed to participate in the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System task forces, which are coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  1. H.R. 2030 – Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act (Rep. Grijalva – Natural Resources)

This bill authorizes the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan. The Drought Contingency Plan has been developed by the seven Colorado River Basin States to safeguard the water supply for the American Southwest and the 40 million people who live there through 2026. Currently, the Colorado River Basin is experiencing its 19th year of drought. To address historic drought conditions, the Colorado River Basin States (Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming) have crafted the Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) in a bipartisan, cooperative approach. The DCP uses voluntary water reductions and reservoir management strategies to avoid never-before-seen lows in Colorado River reservoirs that would trigger dramatic water delivery cuts to Basin States.

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John Quincy Adams