Legislative Programby Former Representative Eric Cantor
Posted on 2013-02-06
CANTOR. I thank the gentleman from Maryland.
Mr. Speaker, on Monday, the House is not in session.
On Tuesday, the House will meet at noon for morning-hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. The House will recess no later than 5:30 p.m. to allow for a security sweep of the House Chamber prior to the President's State of the Union address. The House will meet again at approximately 8:35 p.m. in a joint session with the Senate for the purpose of receiving an address from the President of the United States. Members are advised that no votes are expected on Tuesday evening in order to accommodate the State of the Union address.
On 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 a.m. for legislative business. The last votes of the week are expected no later than 3 p.m.
Mr. Speaker, we will consider several bills under suspension of the rules on Tuesday and Wednesday, a complete list of which will be announced by the close of business on Friday.
Additionally, I expect the House to consider H.R. 273, legislation that prevents Members of Congress, the President's Cabinet, the Vice President, and other nonmilitary Federal employees from receiving an automatic pay raise under the President's recent executive order. This legislation introduced by freshman Representative Ron DeSantis of Florida would extend the current Federal pay freeze that has been in place since 2011.
Hardworking taxpayers and families live within a budget, and it's time that we in Washington do the same.