House Dems don't recommend vote against short-term spending bill

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) sent out a whip notice Tuesday morning that did not recommend a vote against the three-week spending bill the House will vote on in the afternoon.

Hoyer's notice does argue that the bill, H.J.Res. 48, does not include "any way to create certainty in the economy, any path toward compromise on a full-year continuing resolution or a plan to create jobs." But the absence of a call to vote against the bill fits with Hoyer's comments late last week, when he said he would vote one last time for a short-term bill.

"I will tell you that while I and some of my colleagues may vote to do this one more time, for me it's the last time," Hoyer said on Friday.

The House will convene at 10 a.m., but will begin consideration of the rule for the spending resolution at noon. After a vote on the rule in the early afternoon, the House will debate the spending measure for one hour and vote on it by about 4 p.m.