House Votes Headed for Extra Innings?

Hoyer, D-Md., said lawmakers might be called back to the Capitol to vote after Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Talk about your extra innings.  

House lawmakers were told to expect late hours this week as leadership tries to plow through a backlog of appropriations bills — but coming back to the Capitol to vote after Thursday night's 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game seems like, well, a tough call. Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., speaking to reporters during his weekly pen-and-pad briefing Tuesday, said there were "thoughts" members might be called back for votes after the Thursday game, which pits Republicans against Democrats. First pitch is at about 7 p.m.  

The House is expected to take up the fiscal 2016 defense appropriations bill and the authorization bill for intelligence activities, but there's also a chance GOP leaders will bring Trade Promotion Authority to the floor for a vote.  

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., warned members last week that the House would be in session through Friday afternoon and said to "adjust travel plans accordingly."  

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