|House Meets At:||First Vote Predicted:||Last Vote Predicted:|
9:00 a.m.: Legislative Business
|10:00 – 10:30 a.m.||10:30 – 11:00 a.m.|
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Suspensions (4 bills)
- Senate Amendment to H.R. 1412 – Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2013, as amended (Rep. Coffman – Veterans’ Affairs)
- H.R. 185 – To designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the “Paul Brown United States Courthouse (Rep. Hall – Transportation and Infrastructure)
- H.R. 2251 – To designate the United States courthouse located at 118 South Mill Street, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, as the “Edward J. Devitt United States Courthouse" (Rep. Peterson – Transportation and Infrastructure)
- H.R. 3096 – To designate the building occupied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation located at 801 Follin Lane, Vienna, Virginia, as the “Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center” (Rep. Connolly – Transportation and Infrastructure)
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Saturday, September 28: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business and votes are expected in the House. The legislative schedule will be announced as it becomes available.
|The Daily Quote|
“House Republican leaders found themselves struggling to secure the votes on Thursday for a debt-ceiling measure they hoped to pass swiftly through the House as the latest salvo in a multifront fiscal fight. In a closed-door meeting, the leaders outlined to their members a proposal that would demand a laundry list of Republican priorities in exchange for a yearlong suspension of the nation’s $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. The centerpiece of the plan is a one-year delay of President Obama’s signature healthcare law. But hours after the meeting, the party had yet to release the legislation formally, and conservatives complained that it lacked specific spending cuts and failed to tackle entitlement reform. ‘We still have some challenges,’ said Rep. Tom Cole (Okla.), an ally of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and member of the GOP whip team. ‘We’ve got an awful lot of support, but clearly at this point we don’t have a final product that’s attracting the number that we need. Hopefully that’ll change, and I think it could.’”
- The Hill, 9/26/13