House gavels in, healthcare debate expected by 3 p.m.

The House of Representatives gaveled in at 2 p.m. and quickly moved to two non-controversial resolutions, but is expected to begin debate on a healthcare repeal bill at about 3 p.m.

At 2:15 p.m., the House approved S.Con.Res 2 by voice vote. This measure authorizes the use of the Capitol rotunda to mark the 50th anniversary of the inaugural address of President Kennedy.

The House then briefly debated an amended H.R. 292, which would end the practice of printing copies of all introduced legislation to all congressional offices. The Republican initiative was welcomed Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.), the only Democratic speaker on the bill, and the bill was approved by voice vote (although a recorded vote will take place this evening).

The House recessed subject to the call of the chair at 2:30 p.m., and is expected to return shortly.