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The Week Ahead in Congress

March 29, 2011 - by Donny Shaw

The House is just coming back into session from their week off, and in addition to continuing their battle with Senate Democrats on funding the government beyond next week, they’ll be voting on terminating another foreclosure program, making it harder for aviation workers to form unions, and more. Take a look at the complete schedule below, click on the bill numbers to learn more about them, then get involved by commenting, sharing and contacting your members of Congress.

Here’s the House schedule for the week:

First Vote Of The Week: Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
Last Vote Predicted: Friday 3:00 p.m.

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011

On Monday, the House is not in session.

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business with votes postponed until 6:30 p.m. Members are advised that important votes are expected on Tuesday and that the vote series at 6:30 p.m. is expected to be longer than usual.

Suspension (1 Bill)

  1. H.R. 1079 – Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011 (Rep. Mica – Transportation and Infrastructure/Ways and Means)

H.R. 839 – The HAMP Termination Act of 2011 (Rep. McHenry – Financial Services)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Rep. Hanna Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Quigley Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Canseco Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Inslee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Waters Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Matsui Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Maloney Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Loretta Sanchez Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011 AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour debate and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour debate and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. No votes are expected before 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business with last votes no later than 3:00 p.m.

Suspension (1 Bill)

  1. H.R. 872 – Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011 (Rep. Gibbs – Transportation and Infrastructure/Agriculture)

H.R. 471 – Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act(Rep. Boehner – Oversight and Government Reform) (Subject to a Rule)

H.R. 658FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 (Rep. Mica – Transportation and Infrastructure/Science and Technology/Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule)

You can find more info on the HAMP bill amendments here.

Hre’s what we know about the Senate’s schedule for the week so far:

Convenes 10:00am

Following any leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.

Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.493, the Small Business Jobs bill.

The Senate will stand in recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm for the weekly caucus meetings.

Roll call votes in relation to amendments to the small business jobs bill are possible during Tuesday’s session. Senators will be notified when any votes are scheduled.

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