Today in Congress

In the House, courtesy of the Office of the Majority Leader:

FLOOR SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009

House Meets At… 9:00 a.m.: Legislative Business
Five “One Minutes” Per Side
Last Vote Predicted… 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

H.R. 3293 – Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 (Rep. Obey – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)

Postponed Suspension Votes (3 Bills)

  1. H.Res. 538 – Resolution supporting Olympic Day and encouraging the International Olympic Committee to select Chicago, Illinois, as the host city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Rep. Schakowsky – Foreign Affairs)
  2. H.Res. 285 – Congratulating the people of the Republic of Lithuania for its 1000th anniversary and celebrating the rich history of Lithuania (Rep. Shimkus – Foreign Affairs)
  3. H.Res. 519 – Expressing appreciation to the people and Government of Canada for their long history of friendship and cooperation with the people and Government of the United States (Rep. Stupak – Foreign Affairs)

In the Senate, courtesy of the Secretary of the Senate:

Convenes: 9:30am

Moment of silence in honor of the fallen Capitol Police Officers.

There will then be a period of morning business.

There will be no roll call votes.

Committee events of note:

  • Fri., 7/24, 10am. House Armed Services Committee: Reforming the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and detainee policy
  • Fri., 7/24, 10:30am. House Financial Services Committee: Regulatory Perspectives on the Obama Administration’s Financial Regulatory Reform Proposals-Part Two

A full day in the House, with what is traditionally one of the more contentious appropriations bills on the floor, and amendments still being restricted. Expect much time to be wasted on protest votes.

The Senate is in session, but with no votes scheduled.

Likewise a light committee schedule today (see below for details), but what is going on may be of some particular interest to the community, dealing with the Military Commissions Act and financial regulatory reform. Maybe a good day to peek in on committee action if you haven’t taken the opportunity to do so yet.


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