Congressman John Delaney

Representing the 6th District of Maryland
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On the House Floor This Week - 1/3/2017

Jan 3, 2017

The House of Representatives will be in session this week, opening the 115th Congress on Tuesday. The legislative schedule and agenda, including which bills are brought to the floor for a vote, is set by the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and the Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

To contact my office about the legislation we’re considering this week, please contact my office at 202-225-2721 or by clicking here.



On Tuesday, the 114th Congress will meet at 11:00 a.m. for legislative business and adjourn sine die.  The House will convene for the start of the 115th Congress at 12:00 p.m.  Members are advised that there will be a recorded quorum call at 12:00 p.m. following the Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.

Election of the Speaker of the House

Swearing-in of Members and Delegates

H.Res. __ – Adopting Rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress (Rep. McCarthy) (Subject to a Rule)

Suspensions (2 bills)

  1. H.R.    – Ensuring VA Employee Accountability Act (Rep. Costello – Veterans' Affairs)
  2. H.R.    – Biological Implant Tracking and Veteran Safety Act of 2017 (Rep. Roe – Veterans' Affairs)


On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour debate and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  On Thursday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  On Friday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

Reading of the Constitution of the United States by Members of the House of Representatives

The reading will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. (Rep. Goodlatte – Judiciary)

At 1:00 p.m. on Friday, the House will convene for the Joint Session of Congress to count the electoral ballots for the President and Vice-President of the United States. Members are advised that votes are possible during the Joint Session. Additional information regarding votes will be announced as soon as it becomes available.

Suspensions (6 bills)

  1. H.J.Res.     – Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces that served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield (Rep. Roe – Natural Resources) 
  2. H.R.    – Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act (Rep. Walberg – Oversight and Government Reform)
  3. H.R.     – Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2017 (Rep. Duncan (TN) – Oversight and Government Reform)
  4. H.R.     – Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2017 (Rep. Clay – Oversight and Government Reform)
  5. H.R.     – GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017 (Rep. Carter (GA) – Oversight and Government Reform)
  6. H.R.     – Thoroughly Investigating Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Act (Rep. Blum – Oversight and Government Reform)

H.R.    – Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 (Rep. Issa – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule)

H.R.    – Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (Rep. Collins (GA) – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule)

Possible Consideration of a Resolution Relating to UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (Israel)