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

12:00 p.m.: Morning Hour
2:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Unlimited “One Minutes”
6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

**Following one minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 5:30 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the three bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (3 bills)

  1. H.R. 2166 – Good Samaritan Search and Recovery Act, as amended (Rep. Heck (NV) – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 1684 – Ranch A Consolidation Management Improvement Act (Rep. Lummis – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 3008 – To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in Los Padres National Forest in California, and for other purposes (Rep. Capps – Natural Resources)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, January 28: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 7No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (Rep. Smith (NJ) Ways and Means/Judiciary/Energy and Commerce) (Subject to a Rule). The House will recess no later than 5:30 p.m. to allow a security sweep of the House Chamber prior to the President's State of the Union address. The House will meet again at approximately 8:35 p.m. in a joint session with the Senate for the purpose of receiving an address from the President of the United States.

The Daily Quote

“Republican leaders have yet to figure out what they want to get out of the debt limit fight, just weeks before risking a default… An exact plan is at least a week away and is likely to be debated at the GOP retreat starting Jan. 29. That will leave members with just a few weeks to get past well-dug battle lines. ‘They’re a ways off from coming up with an ask,’ said one former GOP aide. ‘It’s anyone’s guess.’ If a debt limit plan waits until the end of next week, Congress will have just four weeks to strike a deal. And for one of those weeks, Congress is scheduled to be out of session for the Presidents’ Day recess… Steve Bell, senior director of economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, said GOP leadership staff are concerned that members have not yet realized how little time they have to haggle… The last time House Republicans tried to organize a party strategy over the debt limit, they failed and ended up getting blamed for a 16-day government shutdown. They were unable to garner support for a package that was a veritable GOP wish list, and included authorizing the Keystone pipeline, delaying the entirety of ObamaCare and trimming a host of regulations. Conservatives balked, saying it did not do enough on spending… ‘I just think people want to get this behind them…’ said Bell.”

-    The Hill, 1/26/2014