The House of Representatives has, for the first time since 2018, adjourned for its annual constituency break without disclosing a day for reconvening and publicly announcing an Ad Hoc Committee to steer the affairs of the House in consultation with Leadership.
Traditionally, the Speaker, in his closing statement, assigns a day of reconvening and, in consultation with the leadership, selects a 15-member Ad Hoc Committee.
The constituency adjournment of the Legislature is in consonance with Article 40 of the 1986 Liberian Constitution.
The Speaker said the House might reconvene if the Leadership decides, in collaboration with the Liberian Senate.
On Tuesday, September 7 -- the 61st day sitting, House Speaker Bhofal Chambers said out of the 65 bills introduced in the House of Representatives, 31 bills were passed.
“Number of bills passed from the Executive were 18; concurred number of bills from the Senate were four; number of bills from the House were seven and the number of joint resolutions passed were two,” the Speaker said.
The Speaker thanked his colleagues for the cooperation received as they took on their cardinal responsibilities in law-making, oversight and Representation.
He also extended his thanks and appreciation to the Chief Executive, President George M. Weah, and Members of the Executive Branch, as well as the Chief Justice and Members of the Judiciary Branch for their cooperation in the governance process, expressing hope that such mutual cooperation will continue when they return.