WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on updates to the House Floor schedule:
“The House will complete its business for the July work period by Friday, July 30. There will now be no votes in the House the week of August 2. The revised schedule allows ample time to both continue our work to create jobs, promote fiscal responsibility, and investigate the BP oil spill, as well as have Members in their Districts hearing directly from their constituents.
“Beginning next week, the House will also vote earlier on the first day of each week. Votes will now begin at 6:00 p.m., rather than 6:30 p.m.”