House Republicans have added an extra day of work to the schedule before they leave for the year, a change that was made in anticipation that next week — the last scheduled week of work in December — will be a busy one.
The GOP said Monday, Dec. 9 would be a legislative day, and that members would consider a few suspension bills. That means the House will work a full week, Monday through Friday.
More specifically, starting on Monday would let the House Rules Committee work more quickly to set up rules for votes on these measures, though there is no firm schedule yet. As of today, there has been no announcement of any deal on a House-Senate budget plan or the farm bill.