REPORT: House cancels Thursday votes


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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) says the lower chamber will no longer hold votes on Thursday, allowing members to leave Washington a day ahead of schedule.

“Members are advised that — pending timely completion of our scheduled legislative business — votes are no longer expected in the House on Thursday, April 19,” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s (R-La.) office said in a scheduling announcement. “The House will meet at noon for legislative business tomorrow, with last votes for the day and week expected at approximately 5:15 PM.”

The article goes on to state the following:

With Republicans gearing up for the midterm elections, leaders are likely to shorten work periods so that members can spend more time campaigning in their districts.

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