Wednesday, Jan. 19




The House meets at 10:00 a.m. to consider H.R. 2, and a vote is expected.

Thursday, Jan. 20

The House meets at 9:00 a.m. and will consider H.Res. 9, a resolution instructing House committees to consider alternatives to last year's healthcare law. That resolution will be considered under a rule that allows one hour of debate, and allows members to consider one amendment from Rep. Jim MathesonJim MathesonNew president, new Congress, new opportunity First black GOP woman in Congress wins reelection Lobbying world MORE (D-Utah).

The Matheson amendment would instruct committees to include a permanent solution to the Medicare physician payment formula, or a so-called permanent "doc-fix." In recent years, Congress has had to act periodically to avoid cuts to Medicare physician payments, and members from both parties have said they are interested in finding a permanent solution so these periodic votes are not needed.

Friday, Jan. 21

House not in session.

Updated at 5:15 p.m.