Below is from FNC Chad Pergram:
Urgent: House officially to meet on Saturday, probably not Sunday
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
From House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA):
Members are advised the House will be in session and voting on Saturday, October 5th. The House will come into session for legislative business at 10:00 a.m. and consider legislation relating to the critical funding of government operations. This is a change from the previously announced schedule.
Following the Saturday morning vote series, no additional votes are expect in the House on Saturday. We do not expect votes on Sunday, but should the need arise, Members will be given enough time to be available for votes. The next vote series is scheduled for Monday, October 7th, at 6:30 p.m. This is also a change from the previously announced schedule.
House Republicans believe it is critical that we continue to engage and offer meaningful solutions for the American people. Which is why, on a bipartisan basis with a total of 57 different Democrats voting with us, we have passed bills to:
· Reopen the NIH and ensure that all patients have access to clinical trials (passed 254 to 171 with the support of 25 Democrats);
· Ensure that our National Guard and reservists are paid (passed 265 to 160 with the support of 36 Democrats);
· Fund veterans benefits (passed 259 to 157 with the support of 35 Democrats);
· Reopen our national parks (passed 252 to 173 with the support of 23 Democrats); and
· Allow the District of Columbia to expend their local funds (passed by voice vote).
Senior Producer for Capitol Hill