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This past weekend, millions of women and supporters of women’s rights marched all over the globe. Amazon Watch also marched, joining our allies in confronting the real and present dangers threatening women and our entire planet. The Women’s March was a powerful message of solidarity and resistance, but it was only a first step in the resistance to the moves by the Trump administration.

YES! I WILL RESIST!

Indigenous women of the Amazon have long been at the forefront of resistance on behalf of the planet and in defense of their rights and homes. Just as we stand with them, we also stand with our Sioux allies as the Dakota Access Pipeline fight re-escalates. We are all stronger together, and we must renew our commitment to support each other no matter where the next battle takes place. Women standing together in Washington and in the Amazon need our support and our action.

In defiance of climate deniers, of “alternative facts”, of handing over the reigns of government to the oil industry, of targeting women, immigrants and people of color, and in defiance of those who destroy nature to extract a profit – we stand together in resistance. Amazon Watch will continue to support efforts for climate justice and human rights in the U.S. and in the Amazon. Our allies and supporters know that our efforts are all interconnected and all lead towards the same goal: respect for human rights and the environment.

We are counting on your support. Each of us must commit to do more. Thank you for standing with us and with the resistance. May the forest be with you!

Leila Salazar-López
Executive Director

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Beer Recall: Sierra Nevada Pulls Bottles Due to Chipped Glass Risk


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By Rachael Rettner, Senior WriterBeer Recall: Sierra Nevada Pulls Bottles Due to Chipped Glass Risk

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Beermaker Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is recalling some of its bottled beer sold in 36 states, after a flaw was found in the glass containers that could pose a risk of injury to consumers, according to the company.

On Sunday (Jan. 22), the company announced that a very small number of its bottles were found to have a flaw that could cause a small piece of glass to break off the top of the bottle and fall inside the container.

The recall affects bottles that were produced at one of the company’s breweries in North Carolina from Dec. 5, 2016, through Jan. 17, 2017. Sierra Nevada estimates that just 1 out of every 10,000 bottles packaged during this time has the flaw, but the company decided to issue a voluntary recall “to ensure the safety of our consumers,” a statement on the company’s website said. So far, the company has not received any reports of people being hurt from the recalled bottles.

 

 

The recall applies to the following varieties of Sierra Nevada beer, sold in 12-ounce bottles: Camp Golden IPA, Pale Ale, Sidecar Orange Pale Ale, Tropical Torpedo, Nooner, Hop Hunter, Otra Vez and Torpedo Extra IPA. These bottles could have been purchased by U.S. consumers at stores in the Midwest, South and East Coast, the company said. The exact beers affected by the recall are listed on the company’s website. [Raise Your Glass: 10 Intoxicating Beer Facts]

Consumers who bought any of the recalled beer are advised not to drink it, and can get a refund.

But what if people who bought the recalled beer already drank it? Sierra Nevada said that if consumers opened and drank a bottle with this flaw, they could have noticed a few things. First, before opening the bottle, the consumer might have noticed signs of the beer leaking out of the top of the bottle. And if the beer was opened, a small piece of the top of the bottle might have broken off, causing the top to appear rough or uneven. If consumed, the beer might have had a “flat” taste due to loss of carbonation, the company said.

If people think they have consumed glass, or if they have a related health concern, they should contact their doctor or call 911, the company advised.

Original article on Live Science.

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Atlas Meat Company Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding Atlas Meat Company, a Fort Collins, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,579 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding

01/24/2017 09:34 PM EST

Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP (NDC: 0409-6510-01, Lot 591053A, Expiry Date 1NOV2017), to the hospital/retail level due to a confirmed customer report for the presence of particulate matter within a single vial.

 

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 009-2017, Hans Kissle Company, LLC. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products Due To Potential Processing Deviation (Jan 20, 2017). Hans Kissle Company, LLC. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products Due To Potential Processing Deviation Hans Kissle Company, LLC., a Haverhill, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,348 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to a potential process defect, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products.

01/17/2017 10:42 AM EST

Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling one (1) of its frozen products due to their potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can affect animals eating the product. There is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.

01/14/2017 04:53 PM EST

The Pictsweet Company is voluntarily recalling select packages of Pictsweet Farms 12 ounce Breaded Okra after the company learned that some packages may contain glass fragments, which could cause injury if ingested. There has been one minor injury reported in connection with this issue.

01/13/2017 06:11 PM EST

Physio-Control announced today that the company is launching a voluntary field action for the LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator due to reported instances where the device has shut down unexpectedly during patient treatment.

Olymel S.E.C./L.P. Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
Olymel S.E.C./ L.P., a Boucherville, Quebec, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 1,124 pounds of pork ribs products because the products were repacked and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection.

01/13/2017 01:29 PM EST

Birmingham, AL: Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc., is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of 5 oz. HOT Thin & Crispy Potato Chips with a “Best if Used By” date APR 1417 and Specific Product Code Lot 364 5 or 365 5

01/13/2017 08:57 AM EST

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling several candy trays because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s attention when Palmer Candy Company announced a limited recall of certain chocolate products after it was informed by its supplier, Valley Milk Products LLC, that a milk powder ingredient used in a compound chocolate coating has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

01/11/2017 01:35 PM EST

Tupperware U.S., Inc. of Orlando, Florida, is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of Southwest Chipotle Seasoning, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was manufactured for Tupperware by a third party blender of fine spices and seasonings.

01/12/2017 08:33 AM EST

As a result of an ingredient supplier recall, Dutch Valley is issuing a recall on Cappuccino Snack Mix due to the potential for it to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 002-2017, Schreiber Processing Corp. Recalls Chicken Tender Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination and Misbranding (Jan 9, 2017). Schreiber Processing Corp. Recalls Chicken Tender Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination and MisbrandingSchreiber Processing Corp., a Maspeth, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,330 pounds of chicken tender products that may be contaminated with plastic and misbranded.

 

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We are Working Washington

With pen & paper, Donald Trump today declared war on immigrant workers, their families, their co-workers, and their communities.

In other words: on all of us.

Today, Trump signed an executive order which would attempt to close our borders to people seeking better jobs, a better life, and a better future. He signed a second order which would strip federal funding from places whose elected leaders have chosen to protect the rights of immigrant workers and their families. And he announced plans to take further steps that would make religous discrimination part of national policy.

We say no.

Not in our cities. Not in our workplaces. Not in our state.

Join us — add your name to our open letter to elected officials at all levels of government calling on them to join us in resisting the war on immigrant workers, their families, their co-workers, and their communities.

And stay tuned — there will be more to come.

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An open letter to elected officials across Washington State

Dear City Council members, County Commissioners, State Legislators, Congress members, and elected officials across the state,

We urge you to do everything in your power to resist the grotesque war on immigrant workers, their families, their co-workers, and their communities that was unleashed today by the Trump Administration. 

We urge you to resist this war because immigrant rights and workers rights have gone hand in hand for centuries. Immigrant airport workers were at the heart of the landmark SeaTac $15 campaign. Immigrant fast food workers were among the leaders of the fight for $15 in Seattle. And immigrant workers from Olympia to Yakima and across the state continue to lead the way forward towards living wages and good jobs for all.

We urge you to resist this war because the example of sanctuary cities like Seattle shows that another world is possible — where everyone is welcome, everyone has rights, and every community can thrive together.

We urge you to resist this war because it is a cruel distraction, and because it will not stand.

And we commit to use our power as workers, voters, and community members to join you in defending the rights of all people who live and work in our communities.

Join us.

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jointsessioninCongressSchedule for Friday, January 27, and Monday, January 30, 2017

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, January 27, 2017 for a pro forma session only with no business conducted.   When the Senate adjourns on Friday it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, January 30.   On Monday, following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business…

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Nikki Haley to be UN Ambassador; confirmed: 96-4.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.26, National School Choice Week. No Executive Business

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Wrap Up for Monday, January 23, 2017

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Mike Pompeo, to be Director of the CIA; confirmed: 66-32.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.19, denouncing the deadly attack at Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport, honoring the lives of the victims, offering condolences to their families, friends, and all those affected, and commending the efforts of law enforcement and emergency…

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Wrap Up for Friday, January 20, 2017

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense; confirmed: 98-1. Confirmation of John Kelly to be Secretary of Homeland Security; confirmed: 88-11. Motion to proceed to the consideration of Mike Pompeo to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; agreed to: 89-8.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.16, Majority Rules Committee Membership.…

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Roll Call Votes Passage of H.R.72, GAO Access and Oversight Act; passed: 99-0.   Legislative Business Passed H.R.39, TALENT Act.   No Executive Business

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House Activity Jan 17, 2017

12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:28 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:48 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:01 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 40, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
12:02:03 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:48 P.M. BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION – Pursuant to sections 5580 and 5581 of the revised statutes (20 U.S.C. 42-43), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Ms. Matsui of California.
12:03:04 P.M. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS – Pursuant to section 2(a) of the National Cultural Center Act (20 U.S.C. 76h(a)), amended by Public Law 107-117, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Mr. Kennedy of Massachusetts.
12:03:05 P.M. JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTENNIAL COMMISSION – Pursuant to section 4(a) of the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission Act (Pub. L. 114-215), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Mr. McCarthy of California, and Ms. Stefanik of New York.
12:04:05 P.M. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS – Pursuant to section 2 of the Civil Rights Commission Amendments Act of 1994(42 U.S.C. 1975), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker reappointed Mr. Michael Yaki of San Francisco, California, upon the recommendation of the Minority Leader.
12:04:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3(b) H. Res. 40. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 20, 2017.

House Activity Jan 20, 2017

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:06 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Peter T. King to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:28 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
10:01:14 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 40, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
10:02:54 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Tonko to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:03:15 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 January 17, 2017 at 5:24 p.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 72.
10:03:16 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 January 18, 2017 at 9:48 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 39.
10:04:35 A.M. Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission – Pursuant to section 603 of the Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-323), the Democratic Leader appointed Mr. Sam Farr of Carmel, California.
10:04:36 A.M. National Commission on Military, National and Public Service – Pursuant to Section 553 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328), the Democratic Leader appointed Mr. Edward T. Allard III of Los Angeles, California.
10:06:00 A.M. Pursuant to H. Res. 37, the Members of the House proceeded to the West Front of the Capitol to attend the inaugural ceremonies for the President and Vice-President of the United States. Upon completion of the ceremony, pursuant to H. Res. 37, 115th Congress, the House will stand adjourned until noon on Monday, January 23, 2017, for Morning-Hour Debate.
12:27:01 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to H. Res. 37. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 23, 2017.

House Activity Jan 23, 2017

12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:12 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:31 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:11:14 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 23.
2:00:21 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:08 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:11 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Bilirakis to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:12 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:16:52 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:30 P.M. today.
3:29:50 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 23.
3:30:29 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:30:37 P.M. H.R. 511 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 511 — “To provide for consideration of the extension under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of nonapplication of No-Load Mode energy efficiency standards to certain security or life safety alarms or surveillance systems, and for other purposes.”
3:31:06 P.M. H.R. 511 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:31:08 P.M. H.R. 511 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 511.
3:38:29 P.M. H.R. 511 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:38:31 P.M. H.R. 511 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:38:39 P.M. H.R. 587 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 587 — “To amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inaction by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that allows a rate change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the Commission for purposes of rehearing and court review.”
3:38:53 P.M. H.R. 587 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:38:55 P.M. H.R. 587 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 587.
3:49:20 P.M. H.R. 587 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:49:22 P.M. H.R. 587 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:49:38 P.M. H.R. 590 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 590 — “To foster civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies and enhance the licensing and commercial deployment of such technologies.”
3:49:50 P.M. H.R. 590 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:49:52 P.M. H.R. 590 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 590.
3:56:48 P.M. H.R. 590 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:56:53 P.M. H.R. 590 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:57:03 P.M. H.R. 518 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 518 — “To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to exclude power supply circuits, drivers, and devices designed to be connected to, and power, light-emitting diodes or organic light-emitting diodes providing illumination from energy conservation standards for external power supplies, and for other purposes.”
3:57:15 P.M. H.R. 518 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:57:16 P.M. H.R. 518 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 518.
4:03:20 P.M. H.R. 518 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:22 P.M. H.R. 518 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:04:27 P.M. H.R. 290 Mrs. Blackburn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 290 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.”
4:04:44 P.M. H.R. 290 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04:45 P.M. H.R. 290 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 290.
4:16:00 P.M. H.R. 290 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:16:02 P.M. H.R. 290 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:16:06 P.M. H.R. 423 Mrs. Blackburn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 423 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to expand and clarify the prohibition on provision of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, and for other purposes.”
4:16:18 P.M. H.R. 423 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:16:21 P.M. H.R. 423 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 423.
4:30:30 P.M. H.R. 423 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:30:48 P.M. H.R. 588 Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 588 — “To direct the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a study on network resiliency during times of emergency, and for other purposes.”
4:31:04 P.M. H.R. 588 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:06 P.M. H.R. 588 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 588.
4:45:33 P.M. H.R. 588 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:45:36 P.M. H.R. 588 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:45:54 P.M. H.R. 555 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 555 — “To direct the Federal Communications Commission to amend its rules so as to prohibit the application to amateur stations of certain private land use restrictions, and for other purposes.”
4:46:14 P.M. H.R. 555 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:46:16 P.M. H.R. 555 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 555.
5:01:07 P.M. H.R. 555 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:01:10 P.M. H.R. 555 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:01:23 P.M. H.R. 460 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 460 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the integrity of voice communications and to prevent unjust or unreasonable discrimination among areas of the United States in the delivery of such communications.”
5:01:34 P.M. H.R. 460 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:42 P.M. H.R. 460 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 460.
5:15:22 P.M. H.R. 460 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:15:24 P.M. H.R. 460 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:15:32 P.M. H.R. 599 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 599 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the reporting obligations of the Federal Communications Commission in order to improve congressional oversight and reduce reporting burdens.”
5:15:44 P.M. H.R. 599 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:15:45 P.M. H.R. 599 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 599.
5:25:51 P.M. H.R. 599 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:25:53 P.M. H.R. 599 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:26:12 P.M. H.R. 582 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 582 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-line telephone systems to have a configuration that permits users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, and for other purposes.”
5:26:27 P.M. H.R. 582 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:26:29 P.M. H.R. 582 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 582.
5:41:11 P.M. H.R. 582 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:41:28 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:32 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 23.
6:30:53 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:10 P.M. H.R. 423 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 423 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to expand and clarify the prohibition on provision of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, and for other purposes.”
6:52:17 P.M. H.R. 423 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 – 5 (Roll no. 60).
6:52:18 P.M. H.R. 423 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:53:01 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of those who suffered losses from the tornadoes that struck the southeastern part of our nation.
6:57:31 P.M. H.R. 582 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 582 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-line telephone systems to have a configuration that permits users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, and for other purposes.”
7:05:27 P.M. H.R. 582 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 – 0 (Roll no. 61).
7:05:28 P.M. H.R. 582 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:06:09 P.M. Ms. Cheney filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 55.
7:06:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:18:00 P.M. The Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment, pursuant to section 4(c) of H. Res. 5, 115th Congress, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, of the following individuals to serve as the Governing Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics: Nominated by the Speaker after consultation with the Minority Leader: Mr. Richard Norman “Doc” Hastings, Washington, Chairman; Mr. James M. Eagen, III, Colorado; Ms. Allison R. Hayward, Virginia; Ms. Judy Biggert, Illinois, alternate. Nominated by the Minority Leader after consultation with the Speaker: Mr. David Skaggs, Colorado, Co-Chairman; Brigadier General (retired) Belinda Pinckney, Virginia; Ms. Karan English, Arizona; Mr. Mike Barnes, Maryland, alternate.
7:19:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:20:15 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Pompeo wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective upon his confirmation as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
9:20:40 P.M. ADJUSTMENT 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 Kansas, Mr. Pompeo, the whole number of the House is 434.
9:21:25 P.M. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence – Pursuant to clause 11 of rule 10, clause 11 of rule 1, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Hurd.
9:22:23 P.M. Ms. Plaskett moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:22:31 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:22:32 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 24, 2017.

House Activity Jan. 24

10:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:10 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:33 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.
10:40:48 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:28 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 24.
12:00:30 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:16 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:19 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Lawson of FL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:03 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Becerra wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective on January 24, 2017.
12:03:19 P.M. ADJUSTMENT 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 California, Mr. Becerra, the whole number of the House is 433.
12:03:30 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.
12:36:18 P.M. H. Res. 55 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 55 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7) to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.”
12:37:06 P.M. H. Res. 55 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 55.
2:05:29 P.M. H. Res. 55 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 187 (Roll no. 62).
2:12:00 P.M. H. Res. 55 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 – 183 (Roll no. 63).
2:12:02 P.M. H. Res. 55 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:12:55 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Linda T. Sanchez. Ms. Sanchez submitted her resignation from the Committee on Ethics. The resignation was accepted without objection.
2:14:01 P.M. H. Res. 56 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 56 — “Electing Members to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.”
2:14:20 P.M. H. Res. 56 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:14:23 P.M. H. Res. 56 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:14:57 P.M. H.R. 7 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 55. H.R. 7 — “To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.”
2:15:02 P.M. H.R. 7 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 7 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
2:15:15 P.M. H.R. 7 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 7.
3:34:45 P.M. H.R. 7 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:34:56 P.M. H.R. 7 Ms. Schakowsky moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
3:34:57 P.M. H.R. 7 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schakowsky motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to repor the same back to the House with an amendment to prohibit the underlying bill from permitting any health plan to charge women higher premiums than men for health coverage.
3:40:41 P.M. H.R. 7 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:41:04 P.M. H.R. 7 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At conclusion of debate on the Schakowsky motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Schakowsky demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion to recommit until later in the legislative day.
3:42:06 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:42:21 P.M. H.R. 589 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 589 — “To establish Department of Energy policy for science and energy research and development programs, and reform National Laboratory management and technology transfer programs, and for other purposes.”
3:42:43 P.M. H.R. 589 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:42:45 P.M. H.R. 589 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 589.
4:03:51 P.M. H.R. 589 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:57 P.M. H.R. 589 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:04:09 P.M. H.R. 600 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 600 — “To promote Internet access in developing countries and update foreign policy toward the Internet, and for other purposes.”
4:04:20 P.M. H.R. 600 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04:21 P.M. H.R. 600 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 600.
4:17:39 P.M. H.R. 600 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:17:41 P.M. H.R. 600 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:17:42 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the motion to recommit which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:18:04 P.M. H.R. 7 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 7 — “To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.”
4:18:30 P.M. H.R. 7 The previous question on the motion was ordered without objection.
4:41:24 P.M. H.R. 7 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 – 235 (Roll no. 64).
4:49:02 P.M. H.R. 7 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 – 183 (Roll no. 65).
4:49:04 P.M. H.R. 7 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:51:45 P.M. H. Res. 59 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 59 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
4:51:54 P.M. H. Res. 59 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:51:57 P.M. H. Res. 59 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:51:58 P.M. Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
4:51:59 P.M. Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, January 27, 2017, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, January 30, 2017 for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
4:52:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:52:18 P.M. H.R. 601 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 601 — “To enhance the transparency and accelerate the impact of assistance provided under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to promote quality basic education in developing countries, to better enable such countries to achieve universal access to quality basic education and improved learning outcomes, to eliminate duplication and waste, and for other purposes.”
4:52:40 P.M. H.R. 601 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:52:41 P.M. H.R. 601 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 601.
5:10:24 P.M. H.R. 601 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:10:26 P.M. H.R. 601 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:11:15 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:29:43 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:13:05 P.M. Mr. Sessions moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:13:16 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:13:17 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on January 27, 2017.