House moves schedule up a day; convenes Mon., to talk cutting, capping and balancing Tues.
Members are advised that the House will now convene for legislative business on Monday, July 18, of next week. This is a change from the legislative schedule that was announced at the end of last week. It is critical that we solve our nation’s fiscal problems and, as a result, the House will meet for legislative business as needed to accomplish that goal.
Members are further advised that the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act will be on the floor Tuesday, July 19. Next week’s convening times and legislative schedule—as announced in this afternoon’s legislative colloquy—are as follows:
On Monday, the House will meet at noon for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business with votes postponed until 6:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business.
On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes of the week are expected no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday.
The House will consider a few bills under suspension of the rules on Monday, which will be announced by the close of business today. No legislative business, other than suspensions, is expected on Monday.
On Tuesday, the House will consider the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, which would provide the President with an increase in the debt ceiling, so long as cuts are made in the short-term, spending caps are put in place over the coming years, and a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution is adopted. All Members are encouraged to participate in this important debate on Tuesday.
During the remainder of the week, the House will consider legislation relating to the expiring authorization of the FAA, a series of bills reported by the Financial Services Committee that deal with the impending transfer of authority to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and finally, the Legislative Branch Appropriations bill.