The House Will Not Adjourn The 112th Congress Until A Credible Solution To The Fiscal Cliff Has Been Found

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During his weekly Colloquy with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made clear that the House will not adjourn the 112th Congress until a credible solution to the fiscal cliff has been found:

As was announced last week, the House has a number of outstanding legislative items that we must resolve and first amongst them is the so-called fiscal cliff. Though the House's targeted adjournment set in October of last year was December 14, that is no longer the case. Instead, Members are advised that the House will now be in session the week of December 17, exact days will be announced next week. Members are further reminded that the House will not adjourn the 112th Congress until a credible solution to the fiscal cliff has been found.

The full text of Majority Leader Cantor's remarks is below:

On Monday, no votes are expected in the House. On Tuesday, the House will meet at noon for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes of the week are expected no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. Members are advised that this is a change from the original House calendar. The House will consider a number of bills under suspension of the rules, a complete list of which will be announced by the close of business Friday. Additionally the House will appoint conferees for the national defense authorization act now that the Senate has completed its work.

As was announced last week, the House has a number of outstanding legislative items that we must resolve and first amongst them is the so-called fiscal cliff. Though the House's targeted adjournment set in October of last year was December 14, that is no longer the case. Instead, Members are advised that the House will now be in session the week of December 17, exact days will be announced next week. Members are further reminded that the House will not adjourn the 112th Congress until a credible solution to the fiscal cliff has been found. I thank the gentleman and yield back.





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