Nightly Whip


On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour debate and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

First votes expected: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Last votes expected: ???

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

***Members are advised that close votes are possible this week.  Any expected absences should be reported to the Whip’s Office at x5-3130.

Complete Consideration of H.R. 4909 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Rep. Thornberry – Armed Services) (Subject to a Rule)

The second Rule makes in order 120 amendments, and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc.  A full list of amendments can be found HERE.

Postponed Amendment Votes (3 votes):

McKinley/Delaney/Cook/Garamendi/Harris/King (NY) Amendment
Nadler Amendment
Poe Amendment

H.R. 5243 – Zika Response Appropriations Act of 2016 (Rep. Rogers (KY) – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)

Begin Consideration of H.R. 4974 – Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 (Rep. Dent – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order any amendment offered that complies with the House Rules.  Additionally, the Rule provides for 10 minutes of debate per amendment equally divided between the proponent and an opponent and up to 10 pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate offered by the Chair and Ranking Member or their designee.