Daily Leader
HOUSE MEETS AT: FIRST VOTE PREDICTED: LAST VOTE PREDICTED:
12:00 p.m.: Morning Hour
2:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Unlimited “One Minutes”
6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
 
***MEMBERS ARE ADVISED THAT CLOSE AND IMPORTANT VOTES ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEK.  ANY EXPECTED ABSENCES SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE WHIP’S OFFICE AT x5-3130.

**Following one minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 4:30 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 (8 bills)
  1. H.R. 3759 – RAISE Family Caregivers Act, as amended (Rep. Harper – Education and the Workforce)
  2. H.Con.Res. 95 – Expressing support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K-12 classrooms, as amended (Rep. Taylor – Education and the Workforce)
  3. H.R. 3979 – Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act, as amended (Rep. Jeffries – Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 4661 – United States Fire Administration, AFG, and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017 (Rep. Comstock – Science, Space, and Technology)
  5. H.R. 4375 – STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act, as amended (Rep. Comstock – Science, Space, and Technology)
  6. H.R. 4254 – Women in Aerospace Education Act, as amended (Rep. Knight – Science, Space, and Technology)
  7. H.R. 4323 – Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act, as amended (Rep. Dunn – Science, Space, and Technology)
  8. H.R. 1159 – United States and Israel Space Cooperation Act, as amended (Rep. Kilmer – Science, Space, and Technology)
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, December 19: The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business.  The House is expected to consider the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1 – GOP Tax Bill (Rep. Brady (TX) – Ways and Means) (Subject to a Rule).  The House is also expected to consider H.R. 3312 – Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2017 (Rep. Luetkemeyer – Financial Services) (Subject to a Rule).  Lastly, the House is expected to consider bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.
 
THE DAILY QUOTE
“Republicans are on the cusp this week of passing a historic overhaul of the U.S. tax system but might also be ushering in a new period of instability in the tax code, because the plan is advancing without bipartisan support and with expiration dates that guarantee it will be revisited for years… Congress will need to make substantive and technical corrections as problems arise, said Martin Sullivan, chief economist at Tax Analysts, a nonprofit publisher of tax notes. ‘It’s just the beginning. It’s a whole new chapter,’ he said. ‘It’s built on unstable financial foundations and on unstable political foundations. And it was built in great haste.’”

    -    Wall Street Journal, 12/17/2017