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February 7, 2016

With Snow Delays, House Set for Shorter, Busier Week

The House was scheduled to vote over the next four days on no fewer than 12 bills and resolutions, including ones to overhaul national flood insurance, suspend for a year the individual mandate tax under Obamacare and revisit coal mining regulations.

Then it started snowing.

With a late-winter storm pummeling the region, key legislative business was canceled for Monday afternoon and evening. The House is now not expected to reconvene until 2 p.m. Tuesday, with votes scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the chamber is still set to finish up for the week no later than 3 p.m. Thursday.

And all that could change if the snow prompts delays and cancellations in members’ travel arrangements from their districts back to Washington, D.C., according to official guidance from House Republican leadership on Monday morning.

But one GOP leadership aide told CQ Roll Call that, so far, nothing has been dropped from the floor calendar. We’ll update this post when we hear more.

  • Michael Robinson

    A shorter week for the House?????? The week ends on Thursday for them. The work week sure as hell does not end on Thursday for the rest of working America? Boehner needs to grow some additional Brass and keep them there until ALL of the work is done. No overtime in fact the House should have their pay reduced.

  • Oscar’s Wilde

    Since it is impossible to know who among us knows best, we trust the competitive efforts of many to help us see better ways of doing things.

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