House preview for next week

Following a week of battle over the repeal of last year’s healthcare legislation, the House meets again on Monday to take up the equally divisive issue of deficit reduction. Details of the week follow:

Monday, Jan. 24

The House meets at noon for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

The first item taken up will be H.Res. 43, which sets the rule for one hour of debate on a resolution (to be taken up Tuesday) to reduce the spending of the federal government to 2008 levels or less.

Tuesday, Jan 25

The House meets at 10 a.m. for morning hour debate and at noon for legislative business. The House will recess no later than 5 p.m. to provide time for preparation for the State of the Union.

The House will consider the following resolutions under a suspension of the rules:

A resolution from Rep. Tom Lathan (R-Iowa) that allows recipients of Medal of Honor or their families to request and receive flags flown over the Capitol building.

H.R. 366, which temporarily extends federal lending programs for small businesses through May 31.

H.Res. 38, which is the Republican budget resolution to reduce spending levels for the rest of this fiscal year at levels below those of 2008. Under this resolution, the Budget Committee will establish spending levels for FY 2011, and ultimately, a continuing resolution reflecting these spending levels will be voted on by the House.

The House will meet again at 8:35 p.m. for the president’s State of the Union address.

Wednesday, Jan. 26

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10 a.m. for legislative business and will take up H.R. 359, which would eliminate federal funding for presidential campaigns.

Thursday and Friday, Jan. 27 and 28

The House is not in session.

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