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U.S. House Schedule for Friday, January 13, 2017

From Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy….

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13th

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Last votes expected: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

S.Con.Res. 3 – Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Sen. Michael B. Enzi / Budget Committee)

The Rule provides for ninety minutes of general debate controlled by the Budget Committee, thirty minutes of general debate controlled by the Joint Economic Committee, and makes in order the following amendment:

Rep. John Yarmuth Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (20 minutes of debate)

S. 84 – To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces (Closed Rule, Ninety Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. John McCain / Armed Services Committee)

Special Order Speeches

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U.S. House Schedule for Tuesday, January 3, 2017

From Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3RD
On Tuesday, the 114th Congress will meet at 11:00 a.m. for legislative business and adjourn sine die. The House will convene for the start of the 115th Congress at 12:00 p.m. There will be a recorded quorum call at 12:00 p.m. following the Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Last votes expected: TBD.

Election of the Speaker of the House

Swearing-in of Members and Delegates

H.Res. 5 – Adopting Rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress (Privileged Resolution) (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy)

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. ___ – Ensuring VA Employee Accountability Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ryan Costello / Veterans Affairs Committee)

2) H.R. ___ – Biological Implant Tracking and Veteran Safety Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Veterans Affairs Committee)

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Energy on the U.S. House schedule for Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Energy is on the agenda today along with debate. Here is the U.S. House of Representatives schedule from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy for Friday, October 9, 2015….

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH
On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes: TBD

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U.S. House schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015; Speaker election is Oct. 29

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Members of the House continue to lobby for a new Speaker and Majority Leader with the GOP conference set to meet on October 8 to decide their candidate for Speaker. On October 29 the full House will vote on the new Speaker who will then set the date for elections to vote for a new Majority Leader.  Here is today’s schedule from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7TH
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15-2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:15-5:15 p.m.

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Homeland Security among topics on today’s U.S. House schedule, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Perhaps the most interesting items on today’s agenda regard Homeland Security. One item, HR 3510, deals with cybersecurity: “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a cybersecurity strategy for the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.” The other, HR 3102, seeks “to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reform programs of the Transportation Security Administration, streamline transportation security regulations, and for other purposes.” Here is today’s House schedule from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy….

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

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U.S. House schedule for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

It’s a short agenda for today, as passed along from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1ST
On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:15-11:15 a.m. Last votes expected: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

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U.S. House schedule for Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

The U.S. House agenda for today from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: TBD

One Minute Speeches

Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 719 – Continuing Resolution for FY2016 (Subject to a Rule)

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U.S. House schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

There’s a short schedule from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy for Tuesday:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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U.S. House schedule on first day after Speaker Boehner’s announcement to step down, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The U.S. House will meet today for the first time since Speaker John Boehner’s unexpected announcement that he will step down as speaker and resign from his congressional seat at the end of October. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is expected to be the heavy favorite to move into the Speaker position. Here is the agenda for Monday, September 28, 2015.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

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Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

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Eric Cantor NYT op-ed: ‘The GOP, after John Boehner’

Eric Cantor 6By Lynn R. Mitchell

Former Virginia Congressman and Majority Leader Eric Cantor wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times (see Eric Cantor: The GOP, After John Boehner) about U.S. House Speaker John Boehner’s decision Friday to step down at the end of October, giving up not only the speaker role but also his congressional seat:

Richmond, Va. — LIKE so many others, I was stunned by Speaker John A. Boehner’s announcement on Friday that he would step down at the end of October. For nearly six years — first as Republican whip and then as majority leader — I met with John on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis as we worked to lead the House Republican Conference. It is no secret that we had different styles and personalities, but he was always selfless, a man who put the nation, his constituents, the House of Representatives and the party before himself.

Friday was another selfless act. By stepping down amid the tumult in the House conference, he has given my former colleagues in the House, fellow members of the Republican Party and the broader conservative movement a chance to demonstrate to the American people that we are prepared to govern and worthy of their trust.

But the next part of his op-ed speaks volumes, even above the clamor of those celebrating Boehner’s decision to leave:

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Virginia delegation’s votes on $1.1 trillion bill

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The Virginia Congressional delegation’s votes on the $1.1 trillion spending bill:

In Favor (Yes): U.S. Reps. Scott Rigell (R-2nd), Randy Forbes (R-4th), Bob Goodlatte (R-6th), Frank Wolf (R-10th), Jim Moran (D-8th), Gerry Connolly (D-11th) and U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D) and Tim Kaine (D).

Opposed (No): U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (R-1st), Bobby Scott (D-3rd), Robert Hurt (R-5th), Dave Brat (R-7th), and Morgan Griffith (R-9th).

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U.S. House schedule for Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

From Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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S. 2244 – Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. Charles Schumer / Financial Services Committee)

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U.S. House schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

From Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:00-2:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:15-4:15 p.m.

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U.S. House schedule for Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

From Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. No votes are expected.

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H.R. 5781 – California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. David Valadao / Natural Resources Committee)

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U.S. House schedule for Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

From Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4TH
On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:15-11:15 a.m. Last votes expected: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

Concur in the Senate Amendment with a House Amendment to H.R. 3979 Carl Levin and Howard P. ‘Buck’ McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Armed Services Committee)

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