• House Republicans Lay Out Summer Agenda
  • May 15, 2013
  • Law Firm: McDonald Hopkins LLC - Cleveland Office
  • This week, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) sent a memo to House Republicans detailing the GOP’s agenda for May and previewing what will be priorities for House Republicans over the summer.

    Republicans in the House will consider legislation regarding construction of the Keystone Pipeline (H.R. 3 - The Northern Route Approval Act); SEC accountability (H.R. 1062 - The SEC Regulatory Accountability Act); Debt prioritization (H.R. 807 - The Full Faith and Credit Act) in the month of May. In addition, the House leadership plans to consider legislation relating to over-time pay flexibility, funding of research into children’s health issues, as well as legislation regarding student loan interest rates. Cantor also announced that the House would hold another vote on full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).

    Over the summer, Cantor told his House colleagues:

    “I expect a heavy legislative workload in the summer months leading up to the August recess. In addition to the expected discussion and actions on the debt limit, Hal Rogers and the Appropriations Committee will begin the process of funding the government through an open appropriations process; we will ensure that our men and women in uniform are given the tools they need to defend and protect our freedoms by passing the Department of Defense authorization bill thanks to Buck McKeon and the Armed Services Committee; we will continue to bring legislation forward with the help of Fred Upton and Doc Hastings and their respective committees to address the high cost of energy; and we will consider a Farm bill produced by the Agriculture Committee and Frank Lucas. We have a busy legislative agenda planned this summer and our schedule will undoubtedly require further additions.”