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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.

Suspensions (16 bills)

  1. H.R. 935 – Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (Rep. Gibbs – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  2. H.R. 4156 – Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (Rep. Shuster – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  3. H.R. 4838 – To redesignate the railroad station located at 2955 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "30th Street Station", as the "William H. Gray III 30th Street Station" (Rep. Fattah – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  4. S. 1799 – The Victims of Child Abuse Act (Sen. Coons – Judiciary)
  5. H.J.Res. 105 – Conferring honorary citizenship on Bernardo de Galvez y Madrid, Viscount of Galveston and Count of Galvez (Rep. Miller (FL) – Judiciary)
  6. H.R. 1771 – The North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2014, as amended (Rep. Royce – Foreign Affairs)
  7. H.R. 4490 – United States International Communications Reform Act of 2014, as amended (Rep. Royce – Foreign Affairs)
  8. H.R. 3202 – The Essential Transportation Worker Identification Credential Assessment Act, as amended (Rep. Jackson–Lee – Homeland Security)
  9. H.R. 3846 – The United States Customs and Border Protection Authorization Act, as amended (Rep. Miller (MI) – Homeland Security)
  10. H.R. 3696 – The National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, as amended (Rep. McCaul – Homeland Security)
  11. H.R. 2952 – The Critical Infrastructure Research and Development Act, as amended (Rep. Meehan – Homeland Security)
  12. H.R. 3107 – The Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots–on–the–Ground Act, as amended (Rep. Clarke – Homeland Security)
  13. H.R. 4250 – Sunscreen Innovation Act (Rep. Whitfield – Energy and Commerce)
  14. H.R. 594 – Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2014 (Rep. Burgess – Energy and Commerce)
  15. H.R. 3635 – Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act of (Rep. Bentivolio – Oversight and Government Reform)
  16. H.R. 4919 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 715 Shawan Falls Drive in Dublin, Ohio, as the ‘‘Lance Corporal Wesley G. Davids and Captain Nicholas J. Rozanski Memorial Post Office” (Rep. Tiberi – Oversight and Government Reform)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, July 29: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 4315 – 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act (Rep. Hastings (WA) – Natural Resources) (Subject to a Rule). The House is also expected to consider bills under suspension of the Rules.

The Daily Quote

“This week, before the House leaves for its August recess, the GOP majority is expected to approve a lawsuit against Obama. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says it will accuse the president of unconstitutionally abusing his executive power by delaying the Obamacare requirement that larger companies provide health insurance or pay a fine — the so-called employer mandate… [T]he lawsuit focuses solely on a small part of Obamacare, one that Republicans themselves would love to see delayed forever. A fair-minded look at the suit's merits suggests it's really more of a political grudge match, one in which the GOP is seeking an outcome it hasn't been able to achieve at the polls or through the legislative process. For one thing, Obama's temporary delay to part of the health law doesn't seem much different from President George W. Bush's action in 2006 to extend the deadline and waive penalties for certain seniors who hadn't signed up in time for the new Medicare prescription drug program. Both presidents appeared to be making reasonable, short-term accommodations to reality, and courts have traditionally given the executive branch broad discretion in implementing complex new laws.”

-    USA Today Editorial, 7/27/2014