Although members from both sides of the aisle representing the region struck by Superstorm Sandy lashed out at House Speaker John Boehner on the House floor today, Boehner will meet at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon with Republican members from the area to tell them that his first priority in the next session of Congress is a resolution to the imbroglio.
"The speaker is committed to getting this bill passed this month," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said today.
The House is scheduled to meet for legislative business at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, but there are no more votes expected in this session of Congress. The 113th session of Congress begins Thursday at 12:00 p.m., when Boehner loses a little of his majority after Democrats gained 10 seats in the House in November.
The House meets for legislative business Thursday and Friday this week, but is unlikely to consider Sandy-relief legislation. Then members are back in their districts next week.
When members reconvene Jan. 14, they're only in session for three days before taking another break leading up to the Jan. 21 inauguration. Then the House is scheduled to be back in session Jan. 21 until Jan. 23, before taking the rest of the month off.