the Senate ~~~ CONGRESS 12/17 ~~~ the House


The Senate stands adjourned sine die under the provisions of H.Con.Res.125 until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Following the prayer and pledge and following the presentation of the certificates of election and the swearing-in of elected Members, there will be a required live quorum.


Last Floor Action:12/16
12:08:01 P.M. – The Speaker announced that pursuant to the order of the House of today, the House stands adjourned until noon on Friday, December 19, 2014, unless it sooner has received a message from the Senate transmitting its adoption of H. Con. Res. 125, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution. Agreed to without objection.

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a message from Lilly Ledbetter …

Years ago, I never could have imagined that my name would mean something to so many people.It’s the name of a law, for one thing. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is the first piece of legislation that President Obama signed nearly six years ago.

And my name is on a Supreme Court case, Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. It is the name of the equal pay case that I brought forward when I learned I was paid far less than my male counterparts for doing the same job. A case that was fixed by the Ledbetter Act.

Through it all, I counted on the National Women’s Law Center to fight for my right to fair pay. They’re still fighting for fair pay for all women today — and I’m still counting on them. I know you are, too.

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On average, women today make 78 cents for every dollar paid to men. For African American women, it’s 64 cents. For Hispanic women, 56 cents compared to their white male counterparts. That’s a disgrace.

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