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House Sessions Possible This Weekend

July 19, 2011

In an advisory sent out to rank-and-file House members on Tuesday, the office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., says that a weekend legislative session “is now possible, including Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24.”

The advisory goes on to state that “as soon as a more definitive schedule is known, it will be relayed immediately to Members and offices.” In addition, the advisory states the House is expected to be in legislative session “during every remaining available business day over the next two weeks, including Friday, July 29, and Monday, August 1, if needed.”

Reid announced Monday that his chamber will remain in session every day, including weekends, until a bill that resolves a dispute over the debt ceiling passes. 

 

“The Senate has no more important task than making sure the United States does not fail to pay our bills for pre-existing obligations like Social Security for the first time in our history,” Reid said in a news release.

While speaking on Tuesday evening on the Senate floor, Reid said congressional leaders will meet again at the White House on Wednesday to discuss raising the debt ceiling. Reid did not specify a time, and other leadership offices said no meeting was scheduled yet, though they said they expected one after President Obama indicated on Tuesday that he would again summon leaders.

A Reid aide later on Tuesday, however, said no meeting is yet scheduled, but Reid expects a conversation based on Obama’s statement on Tuesday.

 

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