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U.S. House Schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

Capitol 1From Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10th

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 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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H.R. 79 – HALOS Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot / Financial Services Committee)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Rep. Nydia Velazquez Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Maxine Waters Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 306 – Energy Efficient Government Technology Act (Sponsored by Rep. Anna Eshoo / Energy and Commerce Committee)

2) H.R. 288 – Small Business Broadband Deployment Act (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Energy and Commerce Committee)

3) H.R. 321 – Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act (Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Comstock / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

4) H.R. 255 – Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act (Sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth Esty / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

5) H.R. 239 – Support for Rapid Innovation Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Ratcliffe / Homeland Security Committee)

6) H.R. 240 – Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Ratcliffe / Homeland Security Committee)

7) H.R. 274 – Modernizing Government Travel Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Seth Moulton / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

8) H.R. 39 – TALENT Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

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U.S. House Schedule for Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

From Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6TH

On Friday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business and recess immediately. The House will reconvene at 1:00 p.m. for the Joint Session of Congress to count the electoral ballots for the President and Vice-President of the United States.

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U.S. House Schedule for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

From Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4th
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: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.J.Res. 3 – Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Natural Resources Committee)

2) H.R. 71 – Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act (Sponsored by Rep. Tim Walberg / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

3) H.R. 73 – Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. John Duncan / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

4) H.R. 70 – Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

5) H.R. 72 – GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Buddy Carter / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

6) H.R. 69 – Thoroughly Investigating Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Act (Sponsored by Rep. Rod Blum / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

H.R. 21Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 (as introduced) (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Darrell Issa / Judiciary Committee)

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U.S. House Reverses Earlier Ethics Vote

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Tuesday saw the Republican U.S. House walk back the changes to the Ethics Office that had been approved the day before. Perhaps it was because of the behind-closed-doors secrecy, or maybe the timing at the opening of the 115th U.S. Congress. Maybe it was the words ethics office, or the swift and extremely negative headlines. Or maybe it was a negative tweet from the incoming president.  Whatever it was, the proposed rules change was scrapped.

On Monday Politico was among the first to expose the move to change to ethics oversight, writing, “Despite a warning from Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Republicans adopted a proposal by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) to put the Office of Congressional Ethics under the jurisdiction of the House Ethics Committee.”

Late Monday as news leaked out, the headlines blared. The Washington Post blasted, House Republicans vote to rein in independent ethics office. The New York Times blasted, With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office. Politico’s headline shouted, House Republicans Gut Their Own Oversight. It was all over the TV news and social media.
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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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U.S. House schedule for Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Wednesday’s U.S. House of Representatives agenda for today from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6TH
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: 2:15-3:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3762 – Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Price / Budget Committee)

Begin Consideration of H.R. 1155 – SCRUB Act of 2015 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Jason Smith / Judiciary Committee / Judiciary Committee / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Reps. Foxx / Messer Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. David Schweikert Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Tim Walberg Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Hank Johnson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Cummings / Connolly Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Cummings / Connolly Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. David Cicilline Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Suzan DelBene Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Mark Pocan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Murphy / Carney / Peters Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

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U.S. House schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

The House is back in session for its second day after the Thanksgiving break with the schedule for today from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
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: 1:45-2:45 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

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Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs on U.S. House schedule for Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

The U.S. House of Representatives has a full docket today including bills about Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, and the majority leader has a bill on the Space Act of 2015. Here’s the schedule from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy….

MONDAY, NOVEMEBER 16TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 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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Speaker Ryan’s successful first day, pay raise, cot in office … U.S. House schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

After a successful first day as the new U.S. House speaker, Paul Ryan revealed that he would continue to sleep in his office, not the speaker’s spacious digs in the capitol, but his old office in the Longworth House Office Building. The new job also came with a $50,000 pay raise. His colleague and fellow Young Gun, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, also sleeps in his office so it’s safe to say House leadership is almost always nearby. Here is today’s agenda from the majority leader’s office….

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD
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: 1:302:30 p.m. Last votes expected: TBD 

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Postponed Suspension Vote on H. Res. 354 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the safety and security of Jewish communities in Europe, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee)

Begin Consideration of House Amendments to Senate Amendments to H.R. 22 – DRIVE Act (Structured Rule) (Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

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Speaker Paul Ryan begins leadership, Homeland Security on tap … U.S. House schedule for Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

The U.S. House will be back in session today for the first day under Speaker Paul Ryan’s leadership. National security is front and center with several Homeland Security bills on the docket as well as concern for the safety of Jewish communities in Europe. Here is the schedule from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy….

MONDAY, NOVEMEBER 2ND
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:

1) H.R. 3361 – Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2015, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Peter King / Homeland Security Committee)

2) H.R. 3505 – Department of Homeland Security Clearance Management and Administration Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)
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Election of Speaker … Paul Ryan set to take over U.S. House on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Today the House will meet to vote for a new speaker to replace outgoing Speaker John Boehner. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has the votes necessary to take the gavel. With both Ryan and Kevin McCarthy in House leadership, it continues the leadership put in place with their co-Young Gun Eric Cantor. The oath of office is scheduled to take place at 11:20 this morning. Here is today’s agenda from Majority Leader McCarthy’s office….

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29TH
On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Following the Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance, there will be a quorum call.

Electing the 54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

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Centrist House members flex muscle, pass Export-Import Bank reauthoriation

Export-Import Bank logoBy Lynn R. Mitchell

On Tuesday evening, centrist members of the U.S. House flexed some muscle and overwhelmingly cast a bipartisan vote of 313-118 to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank (see WSJ’s House votes to reauthorize U.S. Import-Export Bank). Its charter had lapsed on July 15, 2015, after tea party members had targeted it, calling it “corporate cronyism.”

Immediately after the vote, Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA 6th CD) posted on Facebook:

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Speaker vote looms … U.S. House schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Republicans are scheduled to vote on nominating a new speaker today followed by a vote by the full House on Thursday, Oct. 29. Paul Ryan has the necessary votes in place to become the next speaker of the House. Tonight the third GOP debate will take place from Boulder, Colorado, at 8:00 p.m. on CNBC. Here is today’s House agenda from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28TH
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

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Export-Import Bank debate is part of U.S. House schedule for Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

The Export-Import Bank is on the docket today as debate continues on reauthorization. Here is today’s U.S. House schedule from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy….

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27TH
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: 4:45-5:45 p.m.

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H.R. 1090 – Retail Investor Protection Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Financial Services Committee)

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Short agenda for U.S. House on Monday, October 26, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

It a short agenda for a Monday. From U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy….

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
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.

One Minute Speeches

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 3033 – Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia (READ) Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

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