House adjourns after Burton speech on bin Laden death

Burton was joined by other Republicans on the House floor Monday night, many of whom delivered short statements on the floor before Burton spoke. Very few Democrats spoke on the floor today, and Democratic leaders in particular saved their remarks for press conferences off the floor.

However, Rep. James Langevin (D-R.I.) offered Obama his congratulations on the floor Monday night, and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) thanked Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama for their combined efforts over the years.

The House returns Tuesday at noon for legislative business that includes H.R. 1213 and H.R. 1214, which would end federal funding for healthcare programs that were approved in last year's reform law.

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