MONDAY, APRIL 16THT0 be honest, Raoul Wallenberg needs to be honored and in addition I am glad to see Rep Alcee Hastings moving to recognize the great Lena Horne.♠ But, the schedule is set so that the Congresscritters can fly back to DC on Monday morning, unless they live a long ways off.
On Monday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 3001 - Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Celebration Act (Sponsored by Rep. Gregory Meeks / Financial Services Committee)
2) H.R. 1815 - Lena Horne Recognition Act (Sponsored by Rep. Alcee Hastings / Financial Services Committee)
3) H.R. 4040 - To provide for the award of a gold medal on behalf of Congress to Jack Nicklaus in recognition of his service to the Nation in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship in golf (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Baca / Financial Services Committee)
4) H.R. 2453 - Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer / Financial Services Committee)
On Monday, the 16th, there will be an Oversight and Government Reform Hearing on "Addressing the General Services Administration's (GSA) Culture of Wasteful Spending" (1:30 PM). This GSA issue appears to be big. With people stepping down and getting fired it has moved past pranks and into the arena of Fraud, Waste and Abuse. To quote Wikipedia:
On April 2nd, 2012 [GSA Administrator] Martha Johnson resigned as the head of the GSA after a scathing report detailing outrageous government spending on a training seminar in Las Vegas.Here is a bit more of a writeup. Frankly, while the President appoints, with the advice and consent of the Senate, the Administrator, I think the GSA scandal is a "Washington" thing and not something inherent in the Obama Administration.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Ms Horne passed away two years ago in May, at the age of 92.