U.S. House Schedule for Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

H.R. 266 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Betty McCollum / Appropriations Committee)

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) S. 24 – Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Sen. Ben Cardin / Oversight and Reform Committee)

Postponed Suspension Vote:

1) H.R. 221 – Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee)

Special Order Speeches


Breaking from Roll Call on Thursday night:

New York Democrat Grace Meng plans to introduce legislation in the House on Friday to prevent President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the southern border.

Dubbed the “No Walls Act,” the bill would prohibit the construction of barriers, including fences walls and steel slats, along the U.S.-Mexico border if national emergencies are declared during government shutdowns.

“It is unconscionable that President Trump is threatening to side-step Congress and declare a fake national emergency in order to build his wall, as funding for the government and more than 800,000 federal workers hangs in the balance,” Meng said in a statement.

“The President can’t just refuse to fund the government, say ‘EMERGENCY!!!’ and get whatever political wish he desires,” she said in her statement. “That’s not how the Constitution works.

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