Saturday, April 6, 2019

House Floor Schedule

Legislative Program for next week

On Monday, the House meets at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes postponed until 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, the House meets at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On Wednesday, the House meets at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

On Thursday and Friday, no votes are expected in the House.


Full floor colloquy on next week's House schedule

Net Neutrality
Israel vs. BDS
April 15 Budget Deadline
USMCA
Born-Alive Protection

Majority Leader Hoyer seemed to indicate House Democrats were conditioning their bringing up H.R. 962 in the House on Senate Republicans taking up H.R. 1, their priority legislation, in the Senate.

Hoyer said, “The gentleman mentioned, earlier, H.R. 1 and that Mr. McConnell has said that wouldn't be brought up. In fact, when it passed this House, it went to the Senate, and it was not brought up by Senator McConnell.  So there are no plans at this point in time for us to bring this up.”

This could be a huge opportunity for positive bipartisan developments in Congress. This isn't a condition to pass anything in either chamber; it would simply be an agreement for each chamber to hold debate on the other party's legislation. This could go a long way on (a) the issues raised in both pieces of legislation and (b) relationships among Members of Congress and across the aisle.

Please pray for more conversation among Congressional leaders. God can still work in this Congress!

Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:23-24)


Items that may be considered pursuant to a rule

H.R. 1644: Save the Internet Act of 2019

H.R. 2021: Investing for the People Act of 2019


Items that may be considered under suspension of the rules

H.Con.Res. 16: Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition

H.Con.Res. 19: Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby

H.R. 1331: Local Water Protection Act

H.R. 639: To amend section 327 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that National Urban Search and Rescue Response System task forces may include Federal employees

H.R. 559: Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act, as amended

H.R. 2030: Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act

H.R. 1759: BRIDGE for Workers Act

H.R. 1957: Taxpayer First Act of 2019, as amended

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