Washington (CNN) - Following the Tucson shootings and the one-week pause in Congress, this is now the first week of legislative action by the new Republican House. A week to watch closely. Below, we've listed three things others might miss.
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What else to watch this week?
1. The other health care bill – Yes, we will have at least seven hours of debate over HR 2, the bill repealing the Democrats' health care law. And there will be a collective Republican yawn when it passes the House. But, that's not the vote that could truly change policy or reveal how the GOP will lead.
WATCH: HR 9. This is the Republican bill which directs four major committees to come up with their own ideas and a Republican answer to the health care bill. Among other things it asks for proposals that lower premiums, increases the number of insured and protects those with pre-existing conditions.
READ: HR 9 can be read at http://bit.ly/iicaFE. It's a short 2-page instruction list to committees crafting new health care bills.
READ: HR 2 is at http://bit.ly/fUHLIO. That's the repeal of the health care law, with the oversized "we're in power now" title. Also a quick read.
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2. Tax reform taking form – The House Ways & Means Committee is eager to earn its pay and is kicking off the great tax reform debate with a first hearing this week.
WATCH: House Ways & Means hearing on problems in the current tax code.
When: 9a ET Thursday.
Where to Watch: It should be streamed. Go to http://waysandmeans.house.gov on Thursday. Also try C-SPAN3.
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3. Cutting the waste, literally – Tuesday the House is set to vote on the "Stop the OverPrinting" bill, which apparently begins its mission to save ink by dropping a space between "Over" and "Printing".
This is a notable bill for several reasons: it ends the mandatory printing of all bills and resolutions for members of Congress and it requires the government's printer to only make them available to members in electronic form. This idea, applied to just one version of last year's health care bill, would save over a million pages.
WATCH: The House planned to vote on this bill Tuesday. Watch on C-SPAN.
READ: HR 292, the "Stop the OverPrinting" bill can be found at http://bit.ly/i8xr6T
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