House not back until Wednesday
December 13, 2018
The House of Representatives has departed for the week and will not return until Wednesday, giving the chamber only two days to finish a fiscal year 2019 appropriations bill covering several departments –including Agriculture – or face a shutdown of those agencies.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced today that the first votes of next week will occur at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and that the schedules for Thursday and Friday are yet to be determined.
House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., told The Hagstrom Report today that the plan is for congressional leaders to finish negotiations on a deal before the House comes back to vote.
If the House, Senate and President Donald Trump reach agreement on a spending package, next week is the last the House is expected to be in session for the year.
–The Hagstrom Report