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Paul Ryan has votes to become next Speaker … U.S. House schedule for Thursday, October 22, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Representative Paul Ryan has enough votes to be elected the next Speaker of the House, a vote that will take place next week. Meanwhile, here is today’s agenda for the House from Majority Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s office….

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22ND
On Thursday, 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: 3:004:00 p.m.

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H.R. 1937 – National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Amodei / Natural Resources Committee)

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‘Freedom Caucus’ includes Virginians Brat and Morgan Griffith; here’s the list of 36

GOP elephants fightingBy Lynn R. Mitchell

With the turmoil on the Republican side of the aisle in the U.S. House of Representatives, questions have been asked about the 36 who are members of the “Freedom Caucus,” the tea party-inspired group that has stonewalled GOP leadership and demanded government shut-downs . Who are they?

Wikipedia has what is reported to be an accurate list of the 36 members that includes Dave Brat — no surprise there — but it also includes a name that I was not expecting to see: Morgan Griffith in the 9th Congressional District (see list here). I checked last week with his district representative for confirmation but did not receive a response.

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Goodlatte for Speaker?

Bob Goodlatte, Robert Hurt 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

As the U.S. House of Representatives looks for its next Speaker, some have suggested Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-6th) of Roanoke who currently heads the judiciary committee.

Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling noted on his Facebook page:

Well, this is an interesting development. I am now officially promoting Bob Goodlatte of Virginia to become the next Speaker of the House. Paul Ryan would also be a good choice, although he has previously said he does not want the job. We’ve got to find someone who can bring the various factions of the GOP conference together, and that won’t be easy.

Rockbridge-Lexington Republican Committee Chairman Roger Jarrell took to Facebook to suggest:

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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 Thursday, October 8, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Here is today’s U.S. House schedule from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office….

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
On Thursday, 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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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

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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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Talking government shutdown over Planned Parenthood: U.S. House schedule for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Discussion on Friday in the U.S. House will highlight the issue of defunding Planned Parenthood, a balancing act for Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Speaker John Boehner who are working to fund government even while Republicans to their right push for a repeat of the disastrous government shutdown used two years ago. That shutdown left voters shaking their heads and government workers without paychecks. Scenic lodges, campgrounds, and restaurants along the Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway, and other tourist destinations around the country were forced to close during the critical autumn leaf season, losing huge tourism revenues, and losses were suffered by Republican candidates on the ballot just weeks later. Here is the agenda from McCarthy’s office for Friday, September 18, 2015.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH
On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.

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H.R. 3134 – Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Diane Black / Energy and Commerce / Committee)

H.R. 3504 – Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks / Judiciary Committee)

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Lawsuit abuse on U.S. House schedule for Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R.  Mitchell

Lawsuit abuse is on the short agenda that was published by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office for Thursday, September 17, 2015.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH
On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:15-5:15 p.m.

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H.R. 758 – Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Judiciary Committee)

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Variety of issues on tap: U.S. House schedule for Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

By Lynn R. Mitchell

A wide variety of issues are on the agenda for the U.S. House on Wednesday from Alaska to New Mexico to Oregon and Oklahoma and other locations. Here is the schedule from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH
On Wednesday, 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) Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 23 – National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Randy Neugebauer / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

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U.S. House continues debate on Iran nuclear issue … agenda for Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

The U.S. House will meet early to take up a continuation of the debate about the Iran nuclear issue before heading into the weekend. Though no mention of the 14th anniversary of the terrorism attacks of September 11, 2001, is on the schedule, it seems fairly certain the memorable date will be noted in some way. Here is today’s agenda from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH
On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m.

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