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House GOP Cancels Thursday Votes, Lets Lawmakers Go Home After Just Two Work Days

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House GOP Cancels Thursday Votes, Lets Lawmakers Go Home After Just Two Work Days




House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced that the House of Representatives will no longer hold votes on Thursday, allowing lawmakers to leave Washington after just two work days.

“Members are advised that — pending timely completion of our scheduled legislative business — votes are no longer expected in the House on Thursday, April 19,” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s (R-La.) office said.

“The House will meet at noon for legislative business tomorrow, with last votes for the day and week expected at approximately 5:15 PM.”

The Hill added:

With Republicans gearing up for the midterm elections, leaders are likely to shorten work periods so that members can spend more time campaigning in their districts.

According to Cook Political Report, 29 GOP-held House seats are listed as toss-ups and 51 are likely or lean Republican in the midterms. In contrast, Democrats have three toss-up House seats and 13 likely or lean Democratic seats.




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