After passing a bill that would repeal the Democrats' landmark healthcare legislation by a margin of 245-189, the House of Representatives moved to a period of special orders and adjourned at 10 p.m.
According to the office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who controls the chamber's floor schedule, the House will pursue the following schedule on Thursday:
The House will meet at 9 a.m. for legislative business. After five-minute speeches, the House will take up H.Res. 9, which instructs House committees to report legislation to replace last year's healthcare law.
The rule for H.Res. 9 allows for one hour of debate, and makes in order an amendment from Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah), which would instruct committees to include a permanent solution to the Medicare physician payment formula.
Votes are expected by noon in order to accommodate an early release so House Democrats can attend their annual retreat in Cambridge, Md.