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Republicans currently hold 232 seats, Democrats hold 200 seats and 3 seats are vacant.
Note: The items for consideration listed here are those published in the Daily Digest of the Congressional Record. Other items may be considered at the discretion of the chair.
House Agenda - July 23, 2014: Consideration of H.R. 3136--Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act.
Consideration of the following measures under suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 4983--Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act, as amended; 2) H.R. 5134--NACIQI and Advisory Committee for Student Financial Assistance; 3) H.R. 5111--To improve the response to victims of child sex trafficking; 4) H.R. 5081--Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014; 5) H.R. 5076--Enhancing Services for Runaway and Homeless Victims of Youth Trafficking Act of 2014; 6) H.R. 4980--The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act; 7) H.R. 5135--The Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act of 2014; 8) H.R. 5116--To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to train Department of Homeland Security personnel how to effectively deter, detect, disrupt, and prevent human trafficking during the course of their primary roles and responsibilities, and for other purposes; 9) H.R. 4449--To amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to expand the training for Federal Government personnel related to trafficking in persons, and for other purposes; and 10) H.R. 2283--Human Trafficking Prioritization Act, as amended.The rules of suspensions is a shortcut in the legislative process allowing bills with little or no opposition to be grouped together on a "Suspensions Calendar" and passed en-masse by a voice vote without debate. There is no corresponding rule in the Senate.