the senate ~~ August 3,2017 Pro Forma Sessions &Tuesday,Sept 5,2017 ~~ the house


The Senate stands adjourned to convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times:   Friday, August 4th at 9:45am; Tuesday, August 8th at 12:30pm; Friday, August 11th at 3:30pm; Tuesday, August 15th at 4:30pm; Friday, August 18th at 10:00am  MORE

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House Activity 8/18/2017

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:14 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jim Banks to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:33 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff, Retired Chaplain, U.S. Navy, Washington, D.C.
10:02:13 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 481, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
10:02:23 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:02:47 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3(b) of H. Res. 481. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on August 22, 2017.

House Activity 8/15/2017

9:30:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:30:27 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael C. Burgess to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:30:42 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
9:31:11 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 481, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
9:31:48 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:32:41 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3(b) of H. Res. 481. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on August 18, 2017.

House Activity convenes 8/11/2017

9:00:33 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:49 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Scott Perry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:01:02 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Alisa Lasater Wailoo, Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, Washington, DC
9:01:40 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 481, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
9:03:20 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mrs. Comstock to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:04:09 A.M. H.R. 2288 Mrs. Comstock asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s Table and agree to the Senate amendment.
9:04:38 A.M. H.R. 2288 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
9:04:39 A.M. H.R. 2288 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:04:58 A.M. H.R. 339 Mrs. Comstock asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s Table and agree to the Senate amendment.
9:05:21 A.M. H.R. 339 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
9:05:22 A.M. H.R. 339 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:07:59 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3(b) of H. Res. 481. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on August 15, 2017.

House Activity 8/8/2017

11:00:43 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
11:00:48 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Billy Long to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
11:00:49 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Scott W. Wilson, Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC
11:00:50 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 481, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
11:01:26 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
11:01:36 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 August 4, 2017, at 3:15 p.m.: That the Senate passed H.J. Res. 76.
11:02:55 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3(b) of H. Res. 481. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on August 11, 2017.

House Activity 8/4/2017

1:00:02 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
1:00:21 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Andy Harris to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
1:00:51 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Roger L. Story, National Childrens Prayer Congress, Washington, DC.
1:02:23 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 481, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
1:02:39 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
1:03:41 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 August 1, 2017, at 1:37 p.m.: That the Senate agreed to return the papers to the House at their request, H.J. Res. 76.
1:04:43 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 August 2, 2017, at 12:40 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 860S. 190S. 178, concurred in the House amendments to S. 114, and passed S. 582S. 717H.R. 2210, without amendment, H.R. 510, without amendment, H.R. 2288, with an amendment, H.R. 339, with an amendment, and H.R. 601, with amendments.
1:04:57 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 August 3, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 829S. 81S. 1282, and H.R. 3218, without amendment. Appointments: Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.
1:05:15 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 had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on August 3, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 581S. 1052S. 204, and H.R. 2430, without amendment.
1:06:20 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 August 3, 2017, at 4:23 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 765.
1:06:23 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 August 3, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1616.
1:07:26 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 August 4, 2017, at 9:53 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 19S. 96S. 174S. 134S. 123S. 88S. 1182S. 756S. 1617, and agreed to S. Con. Res. 15, and passed S. 1141S. 810H.R. 374, without amendment, and H.R. 873, without amendment.
1:07:51 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 August 4, 2017, at 12:13 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1099.
1:08:56 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 ENGROSSMENT CORRECTION – Unanimous consent was granted for the Clerk to make changes in the engrossment of H.J. Res. 76 that was placed at the desk. Agreed to without objection.
1:09:26 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3(b) of H. Res. 481. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on August 8, 2017.

 

A pivotal moment ~ Vicky Wyatt, Greenpeace


We can’t let polluters invade, drill, and destroy communities!

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Protect human rights, health, and the environment.

Right now we face a massive expansion of the U.S. pipeline network. You know Trump fast-tracked Keystone XL and the Dakota Access pipelines — those are just the beginning. Other oil and gas pipelines are in the works that could violate human rights and threaten to destroy the environment, wildlife, and people’s way of life. And these pipelines could dash our last hopes for a stable climate.

Stopping the construction of pipelines, and investing in clean energy, is our only option if we’re going to stop runaway climate change. Whether or not these pipelines are a direct threat to your community, more fossil fuel infrastructure is bad news for all of us. Please donate now to help Greenpeace fight back against tar sands pipelines and support all our programs to protect our climate and communities.

More pipelines mean more spills — and that means contaminated water sources, the loss of people’s land and livelihoods, and the suffering and death of wildlife. These dangerous pipelines are also in violation of Indigenous rights — taking the lands of tribal and First Nations and building pipelines without consent. We’re working on every front to defeat pipelines and keep fossil fuels in the ground, but we won’t get anywhere without you.

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Here are just a few pipelines that are in the works:

    • The TransMountain pipeline is a tar sands oil pipeline headed towards the west coast of Canada. It would ship nearly 1 million barrels of the world’s dirtiest crude oil per day. The TransMountain cuts across Alberta and British Columbia, and would make the waters of the Pacific Northwest an oil tanker superhighway.

 

    • Spill-prone Enbridge just started construction on its Line 3 Replacement tar sands pipeline on both the Canadian and Wisconsin sides of Lake Superior.

 

  • The Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines would stretch from Marcellus Shale in West Virginia, bringing billions of cubic feet of natural gas through Virginia and (in the case of the Atlantic Coast pipeline) into North Carolina. In addition to the dangers of a natural gas explosion, a massive escalation in fracking and natural gas plants is a cost our climate can’t afford.

These are just a few of the battles we face against the fossil fuel industry’s attempts to invade, drill, and pollute our communities. Your support now will help us keep fighting on every front to protect people and the environment — pressuring big banks to defund pipeline projects, training activists in non-violent direct action, and bringing the truth about pipelines into the public eye through new reports. I hope we can count on you to stand with us and stand up for our communities and climate!

Thank you,

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Greenpeace USA

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on this day 8/20 1964 – A $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. 


1741 – Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovered Alaska.

1862 – Horace Greeley’s “The Prayer of Twenty Millions” was published.

1866 – The National Labor Union in the U.S. advocated an eight-hour workday. 

1866 – It was formally declared by U.S. President Andrew Johnson that the American Civil War was over. The fighting had stopped months earlier.

1882 – Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” debuted in Moscow.

1885 – “The Mikado”, by Gilbert and Sullivan, opened at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City.

1914 – German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.

1918 – The British opened its Western Front offensive during World War I.

1923 – The first American dirigible, the “Shenandoah,” was launched in Lakehurst, NJ. The ship began its maiden voyage from the same location on September 4.

1939 – The National Bowling Association was founded in Detroit, MI. It was the first bowling association in the U.S. for African-Americans.

1940 – France fell to the Germans during World War II.

1945 – Tommy Brown (Brooklyn Dodgers) became the youngest player to hit a home run in a major league ball game. Brown was 17 years, 8 months and 14 days old.

1948 – Cleveland’s Indians and Chicago’s White Sox played at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland before a crowd of 78,382 people. It was the largest crowd to see a nighttime major-league baseball game to date.

1953 – It was announced by the Soviet Union that they had detonated a hydrogen bomb.

1955 – In Morocco and Algeria hundreds of people were killed in anti-French rioting.

1955 – Colonel Horace A. Hanes, a U.S. Air Force pilot, flew to an altitude of 40,000 feet. Hanes reached a speed of 822.135 miles per hour in a Super Sabrejet.

1964 – A $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson

1967 – The New York Times reported about a noise reduction system for album and tape recording developed by technicians R. and D.W. Dolby. Elektra Record’s subsidiary, Checkmate Records became the first label to use the new Dolby process in its recordings.

1968 – The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations began invading Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague Spring” liberalization.

1977 – Voyager 2 was launched by the United States. The spacecraft was carrying a 12 inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.

1985 – The original Xerox 914 copier was presented to the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of American History. Chester Carlson was the man who invented the machine.

1991 – A rally of more that 100,000 people occurred outside the Russian parliament building to protest the coup that removed Gorbachev from power.

1997 – NATO troops seized six police stations in Banja Luka that had been held by troops controlled by former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic.

1998 – Canada’s Supreme Court announced that Quebec could not secede without the federal government’s consent.

1998 – U.S. military forces attacked a terrorist camp in Afghanistan and a chemical plant in Sudan. Both targets were chosen for cruise missile strikes due to their connection with Osama bin Laden.

1998 – The U.N. Security Council extended trade sanctions against Iraq for blocking arms inspections.

2010 – The last American combat brigade exited Iraq after more than seven years after the U.S.-led invasion began.

Truth in 10 ~Al Gore … Ken Berlin, Climate Reality


Watch a special panel with Vice President Gore and four Climate Reality Leaders.

for more info …click on the image above

Eleven years after An Inconvenient Truth got millions of people around the world talking about the urgency of the climate crisis, former US Vice President Al Gore returned to the big screen last month with the exciting new film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

The film reminds us what can happen when regular citizens take a stand. Our Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainings are showcased throughout the film, offering a look at a new generation of activists being trained to inspire their communities and accelerate the clean energy revolution.

These Climate Reality Leaders were trained by Vice President Gore and other experts on how to communicate the science and solutions behind the climate crisis. Now, you have the chance to educate your communities too by downloading a new 10-minute presentation, Truth in 10.

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Download the presentation, personalize it, practice it at home, and then go out and deliver it. Start with your friends, family, school, house of worship, business, or community center.

With this simple action, you can join the tens of thousands of people around the world who are speaking truth to power. Be inconvenient – our world depends on it.

With gratitude,

Ken Berlin
President and CEO
The Climate Reality Project

on this day 8/19 1934 – Adolf Hitler was approved for sole executive power in Germany as Fuehrer.


1812 – “Old Ironsides” (the USS Constitution) won a battle against the British frigate Guerriere east of Nova Scotia.

1848 – The discovery of gold in California was reported by the New York Herald.

1856 – Gail Borden received a patent for his process of condensing milk by vacuum.

1919 – Afghanistan gained independence from Britain.

1929 – “Amos and Andy,” the radio comedy program, made its debut on NBC starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll.

1934 – Adolf Hitler was approved for sole executive power in Germany as Fuehrer.

1940 – The new Civil Aeronautics Administration awarded honorary license #1 to Orville Wright.

1942 – About 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched a raid against the Germans at Dieppe, France. They suffered about 50 percent casualties.

1960 – Francis Gary Powers, an American U-2 pilot, was convicted of espionage in Moscow.

1960 – Two dogs were launched in a satellite into Earth’s orbit by the Soviet Union.

1962 – Homero Blancas shot a 55 at the Premier Invitational Golf Tournament held in Longview, TX. It was the lowest score in U.S. competitive golf history.

1974 – During an anti-American protest in Nicosia, Cyprus, U.S. Ambassador Rodger P. Davies was fatally wounded by a bullet while in the American embassy.

1981 – Two Libyan SU-22s were shot down by two U.S. Navy F-14 fighters in the Gulf of Sidra.

1991 – Soviet hard-liners announced that President Mikhail Gorbachev had been removed from power. Gorbachev returned to power two days later.

1998 – The first piece of the 351 foot bronze statue of Christopher Columbus arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1999 – In Belgrade, thousands of Serbs attended a rally to demand the resignation of Yugoslavia’s President Slobodan Milosevic.

2004 – Google Inc. stock began selling on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The initial price was set at $85 and ended the day at $100.34 with more than 22 million shares traded.

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