New Jersey Rep. Christopher H. Smith, right, will get a vote on his legislation banning the use of federal funds for abortions. (Scott J. Ferrell/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
It’s a short week for Congress in Washington, with Republicans in both the House and Senate heading out Wednesday for a retreat in Philadelphia, where they will strategize with the new administration about the year’s legislative agenda. Before leaving, though, they’ll wade into abortion politics with legislation in the House — just in time for Friday’s annual March for Life.
Before that, though, the House kicks off its abbreviated week at the Capitol on Monday with its usual 6:30 p.m. vote on a number of suspension measures, which require a two-thirds majority for passage.