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Hoyer: House to Return Jan. 12

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Wednesday released the 2010 House work schedule with first votes expected on Jan. 12. Hoyer also announced plans to keep lawmakers busy for 114 work days, 23 less than originally scheduled for 2009.

Next year’s schedule includes nine five-day weeks and a target adjournment date of Oct. 8. Lawmakers can also expect a five-week summer recess, from Aug. 9 through Sept. 10.

“The House vote schedule for 2010 allows ample time for us to build on our work from this year, so that we continue creating jobs and addressing our nation’s long-term fiscal problems. The schedule also ensures that Members have the opportunity to conduct important work in their Districts and hear directly from their constituents about the challenges they are facing,— Hoyer said in a statement.

Democrats are scheduled to hold their annual issues conference on Jan. 14 and 15. Republicans will gather Jan. 28-30.

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