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House Session - December 21, 2011

As the speaker walked off the platform during a pro forma session, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer called on House Republicans to allow a vote on Senate-passed legislation to extend Social Security payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits. Mr. Hoyer then yielded to Representative Chris Van Hollen, who could not be heard as the House recording studio turned off microphones. Normally microphones are shut off as soon as sessions gavel out.

10:00AM - 10:04AM ETHouse Pro Forma Session



    116th Congress - House
    Total Hours: 609 (After 284 days)
    • Debate181 Hours
    • Special Orders92 Hours
    • Votes155 Hours
    • One Minute Speeches46 Hours
    • Morning Hour45 Hours
    • Opening Procedures4 Hours

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