Also up next week is H.R. 471, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act. This bill, sponsored by House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerFormer House leader Bob Michel, a person and politician for the ages Former House GOP leader Bob Michel dies at 93 Keystone pipeline builder signs lobbyist MORE (R-Ohio), would authorize the Education Department to award five-year grants to nonprofit groups to carry out a program providing expanded school choice to students in the District of Columbia.
Like the FAA bill, Republicans will accept amendments to H.R. 471 through March 29.
The third bill the House is expected to consider next week is H.R. 839, which would eliminate Treasury's Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). The House last week approved a rule for the HAMP Termination Act, the last of four federal mortgage programs that House Republicans have vowed to cut. Republicans have argued that cutting these programs will save the federal government billions of dollars, but the White House has said it would veto each of these bills.