Daily Whipline

May 7, 2019

MAJORITY WHIPLINE: TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 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 (3 bills):

  1. H.R. 2002 – Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 (Rep. McCaul – Foreign Affairs)

This bill builds upon the foundation of the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979 to strengthen Taiwan’s security; support Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organizations that do not require statehood; and require the Secretary of State review the “Guidelines on Relations with Taiwan” and related documents.

  1. H.Res. 273 – Reaffirming the United States commitment to Taiwan and to the implementation of the Taiwan Relations Act (Rep. Engel – Foreign Affairs)

This resolution reaffirms the Taiwan Relations Act and Six Assurances as cornerstones of U.S.-Taiwan relations; encourages implementation of the Taiwan Travel Act; reiterates that the President should conduct regular transfers of defense articles consistent with Taiwan’s national requirements, per prior legislation; and calls on the Secretary of State to support Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organizations.

  1. H.R. 1704 – Championing American Business Through Diplomacy Act of 2019 (Rep. McCaul – Foreign Affairs)

This bill is aimed at strengthening the ability of the State Department to conduct commercial diplomacy in support of U.S. businesses – particularly small and medium enterprises -- competing in overseas markets. The provisions draw on bills introduced in prior Congresses, including by former Chairman Howard Berman.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: 

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

Thomas A. Edison