WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced the 2014 calendar for the U.S. House of Representatives. The calendar is publicly available in printable month-by-month and one-page formats, as well as through a downloadable Google calendar, at MajorityLeader.gov. In a letter sent to Members of Congress regarding the 2014 House calendar, Leader Cantor wrote:
“Over the past three years, the legislative schedule has created certainty, increased efficiency and productivity in the committee process, and protected committee time. To that extent, we will continue to protect each morning for committees so that they may conduct their legislative and oversight work without interruption and we will schedule floor votes for the afternoon and no later than 7:00 p.m. As with this year, consideration of appropriation bills may require evening votes. Additionally, we will adhere to holding last votes of the week no later than 3:00 p.m. on the last day in session.
“This calendar also ensures that we, as elected officials, never lose touch with our constituents while completing our work here in Washington. Time spent back in our districts between Mondays and Fridays is essential for meeting with small businesses, the working middle class, seniors, veterans, and other local communities during regular working hours. This is why we will continue to provide Members with one full constituent work week in our districts each month.
“The House’s calendar cannot work unless the Members, themselves, have input. The 2014 calendar reflects the input of this chamber’s membership and we will continue to ensure that it facilitates a productive legislative body.”
Please click HERE to view the 2014 calendar for the U.S. House of Representatives.