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House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:

10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour
12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes” per side
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

Suspensions (3 bills)

  1. H.R. 2447 - To grant the congressional gold medal to the Montford Point Marines (Rep. Brown - Financial Services)
  2. H.R. 2527 - National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (Rep. Hanna - Financial Services)
  3. H.R. 2042 - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2011 (Rep. Larsen - Homeland Security)
H.Res. 444 - Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1904 – Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011 (Rep. Gosar – Natural Resources) (One Hour of debate). The Rules Committee has recommended a structured Rule that provides for one hour of general debate equally divided between the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources. The Rule provides for 3 amendments, each debatable for 10 minutes, equally divided between the offeror and an opponent. The Rule allows one motion to recommit, with or without instructions. It also waives all points of order against the legislation. Finally, the Rule deems the Hastings (WA) Amendment passed, which would make technical corrections to the legislation.
The Rules Committee rejected a motion by Rep. McGovern to consider the bill under an open Rule.
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, October 26: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to complete consideration of H.R. 1904 – Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011 (Rep. Gosar – Natural Resources). The House is also expected to consider the Rule providing for consideration of both H.R. 2576 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the calculation of modified adjusted gross income for purposes of determining eligibility for certain healthcare-related programs (Rep. Black - Ways and Means) and H.R. 674 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the imposition of 3 percent withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities (Rep. Herger - Ways and Means).
The Daily Quote

“President Barack Obama sought to ease the crunch by including $35 billion to prevent layoffs of police, firefighters and teachers in his $447 billion jobs package. But that big bill hit a GOP wall in Congress. Efforts to pass what Obama called “bite-sized pieces” of the big bill have stalled, too. Republicans don’t want to swallow them, regardless the serving size. Senate Republicans blocked the $35 billion installment late last week when Democratic leaders called it up as stand-alone legislation.”

-     Washington Post, 10/24/11