the senate June 12 – 15 **CONGRESS** 2017 the house


Wrap Up 6/16/2017 Roll Call Votes Adoption of Gardner SA #250, as modified (NASA); agreed to: 94-6. Adoption of Graham SA #240 (NATO); agreed to: 100-0. Passage of S.722, as amended (Iran-Russia Sanctions); passed: 98-2.   Legislative Business Passed Calendar #122, S.782, to reauthorize the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program, and for other purposes.  …

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Wrap Up 6/15/2017 Roll Call Votes Adoption of Gardner SA #250, as modified (NASA); agreed to: 94-6. Adoption of Graham SA #240 (NATO); agreed to: 100-0. Passage of S.722, as amended (Iran-Russia Sanctions); passed: 98-2.   Legislative Business Passed Calendar #122, S.782, to reauthorize the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program, and for other purposes.  MORE

Wrap Up 6/14/2017 Roll Call Votes Adoption of amendment #232, as modified (Russia sanctions); agreed to: 97-2.   Legislative Business Passed by voice vote S.1083 with House amendment, Merit Systems Protection Board.   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up 6/13/2017 Roll Call Votes Motion to discharge SFRC from further consideration of S.J.Res.42 (Saudi arms deal disapproval); not agreed to: 47-53.   Legislative Business Passed Calendar #92, S.831: to designate the facility of the US Postal Service in Canonsburg, PA, as “Police Officer Scott Bashioum Post Office Building”.   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up 6/12/2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Kenneth P. Rapuano to be Assistant Secretary of Defense; confirmed: 95-1.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.190, honoring the memory of the victims of the terrorist attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub one year ago.   No Executive Business MORE

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Last Floor Action: 6/16/2017
9:32:56 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on June 20, 2017.

9:30:16 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:30:25 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:30:54 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:32:02 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:32:05 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:32:06 A.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on June 15, 2017 at 3:10 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 722.
9:32:56 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on June 20, 2017.

House Activity 6/15/2017

10:00:16 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:26 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Gregg Harper to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:54 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:35:31 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:55 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 15.
12:01:59 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:03:43 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:03:45 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Crawford to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:06 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:13:25 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on June 15, 2017, at 9:13 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to the House amendment to S. 1083.
12:13:42 P.M. H. Res. 379 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 379 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2372) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the rules relating to veteran health insurance and eligibility for the premium tax credit, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2579) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the premium tax credit with respect to unsubsidized COBRA continuation coverage.”
12:15:41 P.M. H. Res. 379 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 379.
12:26:22 P.M. H. Res. 379 The previous question was ordered without objection.
12:26:27 P.M. H. Res. 379 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
12:26:36 P.M. H. Res. 379 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:29:54 P.M. H.R. 2372 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 379. H.R. 2372 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the rules relating to veteran health insurance and eligibility for the premium tax credit.”
12:29:59 P.M. H.R. 2372 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2372 and H.R. 2579, with 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except a motion to recommit with or without instructions on each bill. Both measures will be considered read and are closed to amendments.
12:31:13 P.M. H.R. 2372 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2372.
12:58:07 P.M. H.R. 2372 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:58:54 P.M. H.R. 2372 On passage Passed by voice vote.
12:59:53 P.M. H.R. 2579 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 379. H.R. 2579 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the premium tax credit with respect to unsubsidized COBRA continuation coverage.”
12:59:58 P.M. H.R. 2579 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2372 and H.R. 2579, with 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except a motion to recommit with or without instructions on each bill. Both measures will be considered read and are closed to amendments.
1:00:38 P.M. H.R. 2579 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2579.
1:10:37 P.M. H.R. 2579 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:41:40 P.M. H.R. 2579 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 267 – 144 (Roll no. 308).
1:41:43 P.M. H.R. 2579 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:41:45 P.M. H.R. 2372 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:42:35 P.M. H. Res. 385 Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
1:42:35 P.M. H. Res. 385 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 385 — “Expressing gratitude for the heroic actions of the United States Capitol Police and other first responders in the attack on Members of Congress on June 14, 2017, and expressing hope for a full recovery for the injured.”
1:46:03 P.M. H. Res. 385 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
1:46:07 P.M. H. Res. 385 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:51:33 P.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House for next week.
2:03:20 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent that the gentleman from Texas, Mr. Doggett, may be recognized on the legislative day of Wednesday, June 21, 2017, to offer the resolution that he noticed on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, without further notice under clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX. Agreed to without objection.
2:03:29 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:30 a.m. on June 16. Agreed to without objection.
2:03:31 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, June 16, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
2:04:02 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
2:26:07 P.M. Mr. Payne moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:26:17 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:26:18 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on June 16, 2017.

House Activity 6/14/2017

10:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:19 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable George Holding to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:00 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:47 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 14.
12:14:54 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:17:38 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:17:41 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:18:26 P.M. The Speaker and Democratic Leader addressed the House to speak about the tragedy that occurred in Alexandria, VA.
12:31:15 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on June 14, 2017 at 9:24 a.m.: that the Senate passed S. 831
12:32:00 P.M. Mr. McHenry moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:32:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:32:39 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 15, 2017.

House Activity 6/13/2017

10:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:15 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable James Comer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:41 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:55:32 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:02 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 13.
12:00:04 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. M. Davies Kirkland, Dulin United Methodist Church, Falls Church, VA
12:01:39 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:02:15 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:18:45 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on June 13, 2017 at 11:23 a.m.: Appointment: Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children.
12:18:45 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Jason Chaffetz. Mr. Chaffetz submitted his resignation as Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:19:45 P.M. H. Res. 381 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 381 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
12:20:34 P.M. H. Res. 381 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:20:40 P.M. H. Res. 381 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:20:41 P.M. H. Res. 378 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 378 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2581) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the provision of social security numbers as a condition of receiving the health insurance premium tax credit, and providing for consideration of the bill (S. 1094) to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
12:22:38 P.M. H. Res. 378 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 378.
1:22:00 P.M. H. Res. 378 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 189 (Roll no. 302).
1:28:39 P.M. H. Res. 378 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 229 – 190 (Roll no. 303).
1:28:42 P.M. H. Res. 378 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:28:47 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the vote on the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal.
1:35:33 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 238 – 166, 2 Present (Roll no. 304).
1:37:24 P.M. H.R. 2581 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 378. H.R. 2581 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the provision of social security numbers as a condition of receiving the health insurance premium tax credit.”
1:37:29 P.M. H.R. 2581 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2581 and S. 1094, with 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except a motion to recommit with or without instructions on H.R. 2581, and a motion to commit on S. 1094. Both measures will be considered read and are closed to amendments.
1:39:51 P.M. H.R. 2581 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2581.
2:29:55 P.M. H.R. 2581 Ms. Sanchez moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
2:30:12 P.M. H.R. 2581 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sanchez motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to add an exemption to the underlying bill for newborn children who are less than one year of age.
2:36:06 P.M. H.R. 2581 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2:36:20 P.M. H.R. 2581 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Sanchez motion to recommit with instructions, Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to recommit and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Sanchez demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion to recommit with instructions until later in the later legislative day.
2:37:36 P.M. S. 1094 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 378. S. 1094 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
2:37:41 P.M. S. 1094 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2581 and S. 1094, with 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except a motion to recommit with or without instructions on H.R. 2581, and a motion to commit on S. 1094. Both measures will be considered read and are closed to amendments.
2:37:57 P.M. S. 1094 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 1094.
3:36:48 P.M. S. 1094 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:37:03 P.M. S. 1094 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on S. 1094, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Roe (TN) demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of S. 1094 until later in the legislative day.
3:37:41 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Sanchez motion to recommit with instructions and passage of H.R. 2581, and passage of S. 1094, both of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:38:00 P.M. H.R. 2581 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2581 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the provision of social security numbers as a condition of receiving the health insurance premium tax credit.”
4:04:23 P.M. H.R. 2581 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 193 – 231 (Roll no. 305).
4:11:29 P.M. H.R. 2581 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 – 184 (Roll no. 306).
4:11:30 P.M. H.R. 2581 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:13:08 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER RESOLUTION – Mr. Doggett notified the House of his intent to rise to a point of privilege pursuant to clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX, and to offer a privileged resolution. The Chair subsequently announced that under rule IX, a resolution offer from the floor by a Member other than the Majority Leader or the Minority Leader as a question of the privileges of the House has immediate precedence only at a time designated by the Chair within 2 legislative days after the resolution is properly noticed. The Chair further announced that it would not, at that point, make the determination required by the rule.
4:24:46 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on passage of S. 1094, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:25:32 P.M. S. 1094 Considered as unfinished business. S. 1094 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
4:36:05 P.M. S. 1094 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 368 – 55 (Roll no. 307).
4:36:06 P.M. S. 1094 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:36:54 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:49:06 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the emergency with respect to Belarus – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-47).
4:50:55 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:46:47 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 382.
5:47:24 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.
6:23:01 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:23:03 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:23:04 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 14, 2017.

 

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on this day 6/21 1958 – In Arkansas, a federal judge let Little Rock delay school integration.


1404 – Owain Glyndwr established a Welsh Parliament at Machynlleth and was crowned Prince of Wales.

1788 – The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it.

1834 – Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical mechanical reaper for farming. His invention allowed farmers to more than double their crop size.

1859 – Andrew Lanergan received the first rocket patent.

1893 – The Ferris Wheel was introduced at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, IL.

1913 – Georgia Broadwick became the first woman to jump from an airplane.

1937 – In Paris, Leon Blum’s Popular Front Cabinet resigned.

1938 – In Washington, U.S. President Roosevelt signed the $3.75 billion Emergency Relief Appropriation Act.

1939 – Lou Gehrig quit baseball due to illness.

1941 – German troops entered Russia on a front from the Arctic to Black Sea.

1942 – Ben Hogan recorded the lowest score (to that time) in a major golf tournament. Hogan shot a 271 for 72 holes in Chicago, IL.

1945 – Pan Am announced an 88-hour round-the-world flight at a cost of $700.

1954 – The American Cancer Society reported significantly higher death rates among cigarette smokers than among non-smokers.

1954 – NBC radio presented the final broadcast of “The Railroad Hour.”

1954 – Australian John Landy ran the mile in 3:58. He was the second person to achieve the feat.

1958 – In Arkansas, a federal judge let Little Rock delay school integration.

1958 – Linus Pauling and Detlev Bronke, both Americans, were elected to the Soviet Academy of Science.

1960 – In Zurich, German, Armin Hary ran 100-meters in a record 10.0 seconds.

1963 – In St. Louis, Bob Hayes set a record when he ran the 100-yard dash in 0:09.1.

1963 – France announced that they were withdrawing from the North Atlantic NATO fleet.  

1964 Civil rights workers disappear

1964 The KKK kills three civil rights activists

1973 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states may ban materials found to be obscene according to local standards.

1974 – The U.S. Supreme Court decided that pregnant teachers could no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence.

1985 – Scientists announced that skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were those of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele.

1989 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a form of political protest was protected by the First Amendment.

2001 – Former Haitian Army colonel Carl Dorelien taken into custody in Port St. Lucie. Dorelien had been in exile since 1994 when he was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a 1994 massacre.

2003 – The fifth Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” was published by J.K. Rowling.Amazon.com shipped out more than one million copies on this day making the day the largest distribution day of a single item in e-commerce history. The book set sales records around the world with an estimated 5 million copies were sold on the first day.

2004 – SpaceShipOne, designed by Burt Rutan and piloted by Mike Melvill, reached 328,491 feet above Earth in a 90 minute flight. The height is about 400 feet above the distance scientists consider to be the boundary of space.

The Senate is Acting Now to Repeal the ACA


Center for American Progress Action FundSenate Republican leaders and the all-male health care working group are meeting behind literal closed doors to continue negotiations on their version of Trumpcare. And guess what? It looks just like the House bill – the one that will strip coverage from 23 million Americans. We’ve also learned that moderate Republican senators—many of whom have promised to protect Medicaid coverage—are actually willing to strip Medicaid coverage from millions of people as long as it happens slowly.

The Senate is serious about voting on Trumpcare by the end of June. That means we probably have just two weeks to stop them.

Take action! Let them know we won’t sit by while they try to take health care away from millions of people.

  1. Go to TrumpcareToolkit.org to contact key Senators on the fence now
  1. Share this video of Joe, Senator Heller’s constituent, who’s only alive because of Medicaid and the ACA.

It’s go time. The Senate is holding the fate of millions of people in their hands. And, no matter how they spin it, all signs suggest they are drafting a bill as cruel as the version the House passed. We must stop them.

Earthjustice lawyers are working to defend our cherished lands~ Bears Ears


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Meet some of the tribes, towns and organizations fighting to protect precious lands. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe celebrated a significant victory this week in its fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. People across the country are writing to Interior Secretary Zinke to protest plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument. And Earthjustice lawyers are working to defend our cherished lands in court.

Valley of the Gods. Bears Ears National Monument. (Mason Cummings/TWS)

They started with Bears Ears. These national monuments may be next.
Politicians are keen to hand these national monuments over to industry. But they won’t get around the Antiquities Act without a fight.

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