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hillary2016NowSchedule for Friday July 1, Tuesday July 5, and Wednesday July 6, 2016
The Senate stands adjourned to then convene for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted on the following dates and times:   Friday, July 1, at 9:30am; Tuesday, July 5, at 9:00am.   When the Senate adjourns on Tuesday, July 5, it will next convene at 10:00am on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. 

Wrap Up for Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.2328, Puerto Rico legislation; invoked: 68-32. Menendez motion to table the Motion to Concur with Amendment #4865 re: S.2328; not agreed to: 44-54. Motion to waive Budget Point of Order re: S.2328; waived: 85-13. Motion to concur in…

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the Conference Report to accompany H.R.2577, MilCon-VA/Zika; not invoked: 52-48.   Legislative Business Passed Calendar #318, H.R.3766 – Foreign Aid Transparency, with Rubio substitute amendment.   Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.3100, Sanctuary Cities (Toomey).   No Executive Business…

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Wrap Up for Monday, June 27, 2016

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #358, Robert F Rossiter, to be US District Judge for the district of Nebraska; confirmed; 90-0.   Legislative Business Passed Calendar # 518, S.1479 – to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980.   Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative…

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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of July 01, 2016

Last Floor Action:
9:05:53 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3 of H. Res. 797. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 5, 2016.

9:00:12 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:18 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:44 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Dr. Patricia Lyons, Christ Church, Washington, DC.
9:02:11 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to section 3 of H. Res. 797, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:20 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:54 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 28, 2016 at 9:08 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1479.
9:02:55 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 29, 2016 at 9:29 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 3766 with amendments.
9:02:56 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 30, 2016 at 9:07 a.m.: That the Senate concurred in the House amendment to S. 2328; passed S. 2829.
9:04:59 A.M. The House received a message from Sandra L. Strokoff wherein she resigns as Legislative Counsel effective at the close of business August 1, 2016.
9:05:42 A.M. Pursuant to section 521 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 (2 U.S.C. 282), the Speaker appointed Ernest Ballou, Jr. Letislative Counsel to succeed Sandra L. Strokoff, resigned.
9:05:53 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3 of H. Res. 797. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 5, 2016.

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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of June 28, 2016

5:00:59 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
5:04:17 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Andy Harris to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
5:04:32 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
5:05:40 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to section 3 of H. Res. 797, the Journal stands approved.
5:05:43 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
5:05:55 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 24, 2016 at 10:28 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 795, agreed to S. Con. Res. 39, and passed H.R. 3114, without amendment.
5:06:26 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3 of H. Res. 797. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 1, 2016.

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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of June 24, 2016

9:00:25 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:55 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Pompeo to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:01:21 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:26 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to section 3 of H. Res. 797, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:33 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Foxx to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:05 A.M. The House received a communication from Representative Fattah wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective immediately.
9:04:59 A.M. ADJUSTED NUMBER OF WHOLE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Pennsylvania, Mr. Fattah, the whole number of the House is adjusted to 434.
9:05:37 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3 of H. Res. 797. The next meeting is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on June 28, 2016.

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a message from Ron Barber … Mass Murder


EndCitizensUnited.org

I survived a mass shooting.

It was a chilly Saturday morning in January. I was with my former boss, Rep. Gabby Giffords, greeting constituents at a local supermarket.

Then, a gunman armed with a semi-automatic weapon opened fire. 19 people were shot in under 20 seconds. I was shot. Gabby was shot. Six people died. My friends died.

This horrific incident and the hundreds of mass shootings that followed didn’t lead to change. Washington offered thoughts and prayers, but did nothing.

Why? Because the NRA controls the Republican Party.

We need to take on the devastating influence of the gun lobby. That starts by overturning Citizens United and getting big money out of politics.

$5 >> $35 >>
$50 >> $100 >>
$250 >> Other >>

Before the Supreme Court handed down the disastrous Citizens United decision, I didn’t think the NRA could obtain any more control over Congress.

How wrong I was. The gun lobby’s influence has since grown to be nearly unbreakable.

That’s why I’m so proud to announce that I’m joining End Citizens United PAC’s Board of Directors.

Together, we’re going to defeat the NRA, get big money out of politics, and pass common-sense reforms to keep people safe.

But we need your immediate help to get our efforts off the ground. Will you rush a contribution before tomorrow’s Mid-Year Deadline?

As a survivor of the Tucson shooting, I understand that behind all of the news headlines and the statistics are real human beings.

I know the grief and the numbness that follows the news that your loved one is dead or in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds.

But Congressional Republicans don’t just don’t get it. Let’s call their inaction what it is: Political cowardice in the face of opposition from the gun lobby.

Let’s send a message that America won’t tolerate the NRA’s stranglehold on Congress anymore. Donate to End Citizens United right now:

http://act.endcitizensunited.org/Stop-NRA-Fund

It’s long past time to do something about gun violence. That’s why End Citizens United won’t give up until the big money gun lobby is defeated.

In Solidarity,

Former Congressman Ron Barber
Arizona’s 2nd District

Member, Board of Directors
End Citizens United PAC

This Photo Is Raising Questions About How Police Are Treating White Bikers After A Mass Murder: a reminder


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Today, a massive gunfight between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas left at least 9 people dead and 18 injured. “In 34 years of law enforcement, this is the worst crime scene, the most violent crime scene I have ever been involved in,” Waco Police Sargent Patrick Swanton said.

The police have not named the gangs involved, but images taken after the massacre appear to show members of the Bandidos and the Cossacks, among other gangs, who have a history of violent confrontations in the area. The gang members reportedlyopened fire on the police when they arrived at the scene.

Many of the individuals involved appear to be white, including some with white supremacist tattoos and patches. One image, in particular, is raising question about whether the suspects would be treated differently if they were minorities:

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The ugly truth about guns and domestic violence … a repost


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The truth about guns and domestic violence in America isn’t pretty. But if we want to make meaningful changes to our gun laws that will save lives, we have to face some shocking facts, including: Women in the United States are 11 times more likely to be murdered with guns than women in other high-income countries.American women should not be killed at such alarming rates. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an important moment to make sure that as many people as possible — our friends, family, and members of our communities — understand just how urgent this crisis is.Please share this graphic on Facebook and Twitter today:

Women in the US are 11 times more likely to be murdered with guns that women in other high-income countries.

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Domestic violence in America is directly related to our weak gun laws that make it all too easy for abusers to get guns. We shouldn’t stand for this — and neither should our leaders in Congress.

The first step is to make sure everyone knows the facts.

Please share this graphic on Facebook or on Twitter today, and help make sure that your friends know just how bad this situation is.

Thanks for adding your voice,

Brina Milikowsky
Mayors Against Illegal Guns

a message from Gov. Inslee


You want somebody who's got a conscience and who's not just playing to the polls all the time. - President Obama on Jay Inslee

When I was in the House of Representatives, I made decisions that I knew weren’t popular because it was the right thing to do. I’ve made them as governor, and I stand by those decisions. I stand by my commitment to create a more equitable economy in this state. I stand by my pledge for commonsense gun safety reform. I stand by my support for raising the minimum wage and guaranteeing paid sick leave. I stand by my commitment to protecting the environment for generations to come.

Now our campaign is about to hit a critical fundraising deadline. Will you stand by me and contribute $5 to my campaign today, before June 30th?