Daily Leader
12:00 p.m.: Morning Hour
2:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Unlimited “One Minutes”
6:30 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 bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (6 bills)
  1. H.R. 3607 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish fees for medical services provided in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. McClintock – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 4609 – West Fork Fire Station Act of 2017 (Rep. Tipton – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 3961 – Kissimmee Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2018, as amended (Rep. Soto – Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 146 – Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, as amended (Rep. Fleischmann – Natural Resources)
  5. H.R. 443 – James K. Polk Presidential Home Study Act (Rep. DesJarlais – Natural Resources)
  6. S. 167 – National Memorial to Fallen Educators Act (Sen. Moran – Natural Resources)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, April 17: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  The House is expected to consider H.R. 5192 – Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act, as amended (Rep. Curbelo – Ways and Means) (Subject to a Rule).  The House is expected to consider bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.
“It has been a painful few months for those worried about growing budget deficits. In December, Republicans celebrated the passage of an overhaul of the tax code, which the Congressional Budget Office now says will add nearly $1.9 trillion to budget deficits from 2018 to 2028, a figure that includes lost revenue as well as additional interest costs… On Monday, the budget office released an updated forecast that took into account the tax bill… and the consequences were grim. The deficit is now projected to exceed $1 trillion in 2020, and deficits over the next decade are expected to total $11.7 trillion, up from the $10.1 trillion that had been expected last June.”

    -     New York Times, 4/12/2018