Tuesday 4 January 2011

Tentative Schedule for Wednesday 5th

Thanks to the Huddle, Politico for this tentative schedule for the first day of the new Congress -

12 p.m. The clerk calls the House to order [5pm UK]
12:05 p.m. Quorum call  [5-05pm UK]

12:40 p.m. Nominations for speaker will be made [5-40pm UK]
12:45 p.m. Members vote for speaker by alphabetical roll call  [5-45 pm UK]

2 p.m. Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) presents Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to the House
[7-00 pm UK]

2:25 p.m. Michigan Democrat John Dingell, the dean of the House, administers as Boehner takes the oath of office [7-25 pm UK]

2:40 p.m. The rules of the House for the 112th Congress will be brought to the floor under a privileged resolution [7-40 pm UK]

3:55 p.m. The House votes on the new rules [8-55 pm UK]

4:50 p.m. The House adjourns [9-50 pm UK]

I can send you a pdf of the new rules as they would look if the rule changes proposed by the incoming majority are adopted - email - info@washminster.com