Daily Leader
12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes”
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
H.Res. 1142 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 6784 – Manage our Wolves Act (Rep. Duffy – Natural Resources) (One hour of debate).  The Rules Committee has recommended a closed Rule that provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources.  The Rule allows one motion to recommit and waives all points of order against the legislation.

Sec. 4 of the Resolution provides that provisions of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution of 1973 shall not apply to H.Con.Res. 138.  This is an unprecedented step of stripping privileged consideration of a War Powers Resolution.  H.Con.Res 138 would provide debate and a vote on U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
The Rules Committee rejected a motion by Mr. McGovern to strike section 4 of the rule, which will turn off the privileged status of the War Powers Act Resolution.  H.Con.Res 138 states that Congress did not explicitly authorize U.S. support of the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen and would direct President Trump to end U.S. support.  Members are urged to VOTE NO.

**Members are advised the House is only expected to debate the Rule for H.R. 6784 today.  The House will complete consideration of the bill later in the week.

Postponed Suspensions (2 bills)
  1. H.R. 5787 – Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2018, as amended (Rep. Dunn – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 6666 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to grant to States and local governments easements and rights-of-way over Federal land within Gateway National Recreation Area for construction, operation, and maintenance of projects for control and prevention of flooding and shoreline erosion (Rep. Donovan – Natural Resources)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Thursday, November 14: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  Following one minute debate, the House is expected to Recess.  No votes are expected in the House on Thursday.
“The most diverse House freshman class in history convened Tuesday for the first time since last week’s elections… new members include several firsts for Congress — the first Muslim women, the first Native American women and the first African American women from several states… The next Congress has already hit a long list of milestones. More than 100 women have been elected to the House, with 29-year-old Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) the youngest women to enter Congress. Many lawmakers of Latino or Asian heritage were elected or won fresh terms.”

    -     Washington Post, 11/13/2018