A closer look at next week's House schedule

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 Matheson (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.

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