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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
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Suspensions (6 bills)

  1. H.R. 1412 – Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013 (Rep. Coffman – Veterans’ Affairs)
  2. H.R. 570 – American Heroes COLA Act, as amended (Rep. Runyan – Veterans’ Affairs)
  3. H.R. 324 – To grant the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the First Special Service Force, in recognition of its superior service during World War II, as amended (Rep. Miller (FL) – Financial Services)
  4. H.R. 1344 – Helping Heroes Fly Act, as amended (Rep. Gabbard – Homeland Security)
  5. S. 982 – Freedom to Fish Act (Sen. Alexander – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  6. S.Con.Res. 16 – Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for the unveiling of a statue of Frederick Douglass (Sen. Schumer – House Administration)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, May 22: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 3 – Northern Route Approval Act (Rep. Terry – Transportation and Infrastructure/Energy and Commerce/Natural Resources) (Subject to a Rule). The House is also expected to consider two bills under suspension of the Rules.

The Daily Quote

“House Republicans have been meeting to figure out their next strategy on the debt ceiling… Numerous reports have covered the House GOP’s open strategy session, in which dozens of members offered strategy suggestions ranging from the wacky to the truly deranged… [A]bsolutely nobody within the House Republican caucus is even considering just lifting the debt ceiling. Everybody agrees they must demand a new hostage. The proposed demands change from tax reform to spending cuts to delaying Obamacare to the Keystone pipeline to the Paul Ryan budget to banning certain types of abortion.”

-    Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine, 5/17/13