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on this day … 6/8 1953 – The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.


0452 – Italy was invaded by Attila the Hun.

0793 – The Vikings raided the Northumbrian coast of England.

1786 – In New York City, commercially manufactured ice cream was advertised for the first time.

1790 – The first loan for the U.S. was repaid. The Temporary Loan of 1789 was negotiated and secured on September 18, 1789 by Alexander Hamilton.

1861 – Tennessee voted to secede from the Union and joined the Confederacy.

1866 – Prussia annexed the region of Holstein.

1869 – Ives W. McGaffey received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.

1872 – The penny postcard was authorized by the U.S. Congress.

1904 – U.S. Marines landed in Tangiers, Morocco, to protect U.S. citizens.

1915 – U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned in a disagreement over U.S. handling of the sinking of the Lusitania.

1934 – The Cincinnati Reds became the first Major League team to use an airplane to travel from one city to another. They flew from Cincinnati to Chicago.

1947 – “Lassie Show” debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute show.

1948 – Milton Berle hosted “Texaco Star Theater” NBC-TV. It was the show’s debut.

1953 – The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.

1961 – The Milwaukee Braves set a major league baseball record when four consecutive home runs in the seventh inning.

1965 – U.S. troops in South Vietnam were given orders to begin fighting offensively.

1967 – Israeli airplanes attacked the USS Liberty in the Mediterranean during the 6-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors. 34 U.S. Navy crewmen were killed. Israel later called the incident a tragic mistake due to the mis-identification of the ship. The U.S. has never publicly investigated the incident.

1969 – The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle’s number (7).

1969 – It was announced that there would be a single schedule for both the NFL and AFL.

1969 – U.S. President Richard Nixon met with President Thieu of South Vietnam to tell him 25,000 U.S. troops would pull out by August.

1978 – A jury in Clark County, Nevada, ruled that the “Mormon will,” was a forgery. The work was supposedly written by Howard Hughes.

1982 – U.S. President Reagan became the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament.

1986 – The Boston Celtics won their 16th NBA championship.

1987 – Fawn Hill began testifying in the Iran-Contra hearings. She said that she had helped to shred some documents.

1988 – The judge in the Iran-Contra conspiracy case ruled that Oliver North, John Poindexter, Richard Secord and Albert Hakim had to be tried separately.

1991 – A victory parade was held in Washington, DC, to honor veterans of the Persian Gulf War.

1994 – The warring factions in Bosnia agreed to a one-month cease-fire.

1995 – U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O’Grady was rescued by U.S. Marines after surviving alone in Bosnia after his F-16 fighter was shot down on June 2.

1996 – China set off an underground nuclear test blast.

1998 – The National Rifle Association elected Charlton Heston to be its president.

1998 – In the U.S., the FTC brought an antitrust complaint against Intel Corp., alleging its policies punished other developers of microprocessor chips.

1998 – Honda agreed to pay $17.1 million for disconnecting anti-pollution devices in 1.6 million cars.

1998 – The space shuttle Discovery pulled away from Mir, ending America‘s three-year partnership with Russia.

2000 – The Dallas Stars and the New Jersey Devils played the NHL‘s longest scoreless game in Stanley Cup finals history. The fifth game of the series lasted 106 minutes and 21 seconds. The game ended with a goal by Mike Madano that allowed the Stars to play a game six back in Dallas.

2001 – Marc Chagall’s painting “Study for ‘Over Vitebsk” was stolen from the Jewish Museum in New York City. The 8×10 painting was valued at about $1 million. A group called the International Committee for Art and Peace later announced that they would return the painting after the Israelis and Palestinians made peace.

2004 – Nate Olive and Sarah Jones began the first known continuous hike of the 1,800-mile trail down the U.S. Pacific Coast. They completed the trek at the U.S.-Mexico border on September 28.

Democratic Gov. David Ige could face trouble in the 2018 primary in dark-blue Hawaii


HI-Gov: Almost three years ago, then-state Sen. David Ige defeated Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie by a massive 67-31 margin in the Democratic primary. While Ige had entered the race with little name recognition and little money, Abercrombie had managed to upset pretty much every major faction in the state Democratic Party during his tenure. Ige looks to be in better shape than Abercrombie with more than a year to go before the next Democratic primary, but a new Merriman River Group survey for Civil Beat indicates that Ige does have good reasons to at least be prepared for a primary.

The Merriman poll gives Ige a meh 35-38 approval rating, while Democratic voters give the governor a better, but not incredible, 44-26 score. Hawaii is a notoriously tough state to poll and we don’t have much data to work with, but at least some local Democrats are acting like they think Ige is beatable in a primary. Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa said in April that Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho “is going to run for the governor’s office, and he will be probably be the next governor.” Carvalho, who is termed-out of his current job, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser‘s Kevin Dayton recently that he “appreciate[s] the many people who have approached me to run for governor. I am considering various options and have not made a final decision,” and adds he “will be making an announcement in the near future.”

A few other Aloha State Democrats also are making noises about running. State Sen. Jill Tokuda told Dayton that she’s seriously considering running for governor or lieutenant governor, arguing that Ige’s administration “still feels like they’ve got the training wheels on.” Hawaii News Now General Manager Rick Blangiardi dodged any questions about his plans, saying it “would be really premature for me to even comment on right now.”

One person we hopefully won’t see on the 2018 ballot in any form is ex-Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, a longtime Democratic politician who took 12 percent of the vote as an independent in 2014. Hannemann took some shots at Ige, but says that, while he’s been approached about running again (though it’s unclear for what party), he’s “very happy with the causes that I’m engaged with right now.” Unfortunately, that’s not a no.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who lost an excruciatingly close 2014 Democratic primary to appointed Sen. Brian Schatz, also has been mentioned, and Hanabusa did not comment on her 2018 plans. However, while Dayton writes that her supporters have encouraged her to get in, some political observers don’t expect her to run. They note that Hanabusa just returned to Congress last year after freshman Rep. Mark Takai died, and it would be awkward for her to quickly run for governor so soon after getting back to D.C. The 2018 Senate race may also factor into her plans. Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, who is up for re-election, also recently was treated for kidney cancer. Hirono says she’ll run again, but if her health forces her to change course, Hanabusa might be interested in running to succeed her.

It’s rare for a sitting governor to lose renomination, but there are reasons to think that Ige at least needs to watch his back. Civil Beat’s Nathan Eagle writes that, while Ige has avoided any major scandals, he “has not produced many tangible results to please voters,” arguing that Ige has instead focused on “important objectives that don’t make for easy sound bites or snappy headlines, such as eliminating unfunded liabilities and updating the tax system.”

Ige may also have made some of the same types of mistakes that ended up costing Abercrombie re-election. As Daily Kos Elections community member Skaje wrote in an excellent 2014 piece just after the primary, Abercrombie didn’t have any notable scandals either, but he alienated major Democratic groups like the powerful teachers unions and environmentalists. In Ige’s case, Eagle writes that teachers and parents have complained for years about hot classrooms, arguing that they’ve made it tougher for students to learn. However, while Ige set a goal to provide air conditioning to 1,000 classrooms by early 2016, only about 200 classrooms have had the promised air-cooling installed a year-and-a-half later.

Ige also got off to a rough start with environmentalists after failing to fill several key posts during the first half of his governorship, but he’s had more successes recently. Dayton also suggests that Ige’s relatively weak fundraising—he had just $286,000 on hand at the end of 2016—makes it look like he’s complacent ahead of what could be a challenging campaign. Dayton also says that angry lawmakers, lobbyists, and Democratic activists believe that Ige is just an indecisive leader, a criticism that Tokuda echoed.

Still, it’s certainly too early to say that 2018 is shaping up to be a repeat of 2014. Despite some missteps, Ige doesn’t appear to have made the legion of enemies that the last governor made, nor do Democratic primary voters appear ready to oust him. It’s also possible that, if enough people challenge Ige, they’ll split the vote enough to secure him renomination.

Hawaii is a very Democratic state, and Team Blue’s nominee will likely be the clear favorite in November. State Rep. Bob McDermott, one of the very few Republicans who holds elected office, is running, but he doesn’t look like an especially intimidating foe. Still, it’s always possible that someone more recognizable will get in if they smell an opportunity.

Senate

AZ-Sen: Sen. Jeff Flake has been preparing for a serious GOP primary challenge from a Trump loyalist for a while, but that challenge has yet to materialize. State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, who served as the Trump campaign’s chief operating officer, would likely be Flake’s strongest foe, but he’s remained coy about his plans, only telling the National Journal’s Kimberly Railey, “No comment.” Ex-state party head Robert Graham, another Trump fan, has been mentioned as a possible candidate if DeWit passes, and he’s being a little more open about his interest.

Graham recently told Railey that both he and DeWit have been encouraged to run by people in “close proximity” to Trump, but says he’s not leaning towards getting in “right now.” However, Graham did not rule the idea out, saying he’d decide by December, though he said he would be “fully supportive” of DeWit if the treasurer got in. Several GOP operatives, however, said they doubt either man will run. There is some speculation in GOP circles that Rep. Paul Gosar could be persuaded to run, though Gosar shot the idea down in January. Gosar’s spokesman acknowledged that “there has been a lot of interest by people in Arizona to draft him,” but he says his boss is seeking re-election.

Flake does already have a primary challenger, but she’s not the most intimidating contender. Ex-state Sen. Kelli Ward’s underfunded 2016 primary campaign lost to John McCain 51-40, and her second bid isn’t exactly bringing in cash. Of course, if Trump decided to get involved and backed Ward, things could change.

Things have also not yet taken shape on the Democratic side. Democrats speculate to Railey that Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton could be a strong candidate, but while Stanton may be interested in running for governor, there’s no sign that he’s looking at a Senate bid. State Rep. Randall Friese has expressed interest in running, while Rep. Kyrsten Sinema seems content to wait and see if Flake gets a tough primary foe before deciding.

WV-Sen: GOP Attorney General Patrick Morrisey hasn’t done much to hide that he’s very interested in a Senate bid against Democratic incumbent Joe Manchin, and Rep. Evan Jenkins’ decision to run doesn’t appear to have deterred him. On Tuesday, Morrisey released a statement acknowledging he is “seriously considering,” and that he intends to decide “[o]ver the next two months.”

If Morrisey runs, the GOP primary may be an unusual affair. Jenkins spent 18 years in the legislature as a Democrat, and he only joined the Republican Party in 2013 as he was kicking off his successful bid against incumbent Rep. Nick Rahall. Morrisey’s allies have made it clear that if the attorney general runs, they’ll attack Jenkins relatively recent conversion and the donations he made to Manchin before switching parties. While West Virginia has a large share of registered conservative Democrats who back Republicans in general elections and might not mind Jenkins’ conversion, they can’t participate in closed GOP primaries.

By contrast, Morrisey did run for the U.S. House in 2000 as a Republican, so his GOP credentials aren’t in question. The problem is, that race was in Morrisey’s native New Jersey. Morrisey moved to West Virginia six years before his successful bid for attorney general, but it’s a good bet that if there’s a primary, Jenkins and his allies will paint him as an outsider.

Gubernatorial

AL-Gov: Last month, state Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan filed paperwork to seek the GOP nomination, but he did not announce he was in. However, McMillan very much sounds like a candidate, telling the Montgomery Advertiser that he needed to get “staffed up” for a long race, because “[t]his governor’s race is a marathon-type deal. We’ve got to get started.”

Several other Republican candidates are also running, though Kay Ivey, who became governor in April following Robert Bentley’s resignation, has yet to announce her 2018 plans. One Republican contender we’ve heard little about, businessman Josh Jones, notably did seed his campaign with $250,000 of his own money. However, it’s not clear if Jones has the wealth or connections to bring in more cash for what will be an expensive race.

IL-Gov: On Tuesday, the powerful state AFL-CIO threw its backing behind wealthy venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker ahead of next year’s crowded Democratic primary. The move wasn’t a surprise, since a number of trade labor unions on the group’s board, which are close to state House Speaker Mike Madigan, backed Pritzker a little while ago. The AFL-CIO was evidently undeterred by a recording of a 2008 telephone call recently obtained by the Chicago Tribune in which Pritzker asked now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich if he’d consider appointing him state treasurer.

The primary field also got a little larger on Tuesday when state Rep. Scott Drury announced that he would run. This year, Drury was the one Democrat to vote against giving Madigan another term, essentially ensuring that he won’t have any support from the state’s powerful Democratic establishment.

ME-Gov: On Tuesday, ex-state Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew announced that she would seek the GOP nomination to succeed termed-out Gov. Paul LePage. Mayhew is a LePage ally, and Democrats have criticized her for pushing for cuts to vital programs.

GOP Sen. Susan Collins, a frequent LePage antagonist, has been flirting with a bid for a while, but Mayhew sounds ready to forge on ahead regardless of what Collins does. After the senator suggested that Maine should adopt the same sort of Medicaid expansion model as Indiana, Mayhew argued that it was “concerning to me that she would come out and endorse a plan without understanding the challenges of our state budget,” and that Medicaid would actually harm vulnerable Mainers.

NM-Gov: Last week, local political writer Joe Monahan reported that businessman and foreign affairs expert Joshua Cooper Ramo was considering joining the Democratic primary. However, Monahan says that “a family member and numerous others near his circle” say that Ramo is not running, though Romo himself has been quiet during all of this.

VA-Gov: Both parties hold their primaries next week, and campaign finance reports covering the period from April 1 to June 1 are in. During this period on the Democratic side, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam outraised ex-Rep. Tom Perriello just $2 million to $1.9 million, but he’s been outspending him $3.8 million to $2.9 million. Politico’s Kevin Robillard‏ says that Northam’s advantage on the airwaves is even larger, with the lieutenant governor outspending Perriello $3.7 million to $2 million. Northam has also reserved $1.2 million on TV for the final week to Perriello’s $367,000, though the Perriello camp says they’ll reserve more. At the beginning of June, Northam led Perriello $1.3 million to $734,000 in cash-on-hand.

Northam is also up with another commercial as Election Day closes in. The ad features progressive groups praising Northam for standing up to the NRA, fighting the GOP’s transvaginal ultrasound bill, and support for expanding pre-K education. Northam concludes by assuring the viewer that he “won’t let Donald Trump stand in our way.”

On the GOP side, ex-RNC head and 2014 Senate nominee Ed Gillespie has lapped both his opponents in the money race several times over. Gillespie raised $1.1 million over the last two months, spent $1.7 million, and has $2.5 million in the bank.

While Corey Stewart, the Trump-loving chair of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, has spent untold hours on Twitter trying to refight the Civil War and defending Nazi frogs, his extracurricular activities haven’t helped his dire financial state. Stewart raised just $179,000 over the last two months, spent $402,000, and had only $187,000 left over. State Sen. Frank Wagner hasn’t made much of an impression during this campaign, nor has he brought in much cash. Wagner raised only $134,000, spent $253,000, and has $59,000 left.

WI-Gov: Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ, who was Team Blue’s 2014 nominee for attorney general, has made noises about another statewide run, but she hasn’t said much publicly. Wis Politics reports Happ has confirmed she is thinking about running for governor, but she’s also mulling a bid for lieutenant governor or a second campaign for attorney general. Happ acknowledged she had no timeline for deciding, though she hopes to soon.

House

AZ-01: Mere days after former Pinal County deputy sheriff Kevin Cavanaugh joined the Republican primary, GOP state Sen. Steve Smith unveiled the endorsement of the last three Republican nominees for this seat, which sprawls across northern and eastern Arizona to include both Flagstaff and much of Pinal County. Both Smith and Cavanaugh are challenging freshman Democratic Rep. Tom O’Halleran in the 1st District, which Trump carried 48-47 and Romney 50-48.

Smith represents the greater Tucson area and is an immigration hardliner who has nonetheless had some high-profile legislative failures, so it’s unclear if this show of force will help him deter any other prominent challengers. At the very least, we can cross off the potential candidate list the names of his three endorsers: former Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, former state House Speaker Andy Tobin, and ex-state Sen. Jonathan Paton, who lost in 2016, 2014, and 2012, respectively.

CA-04: California Democrat Charlie Brown, who narrowly lost two surprisingly competitive races in 2006 and 2008 for a previous iteration of this conservative suburban Sacramento-area seat, said last month that he was considering a third bid in 2018, but the retired Air Force lieutenant colonel told Politico on Monday that it was no longer in the cards. Brown did maintain that he might still join the contest if other candidates don’t run a strong race, but given how Republican Rep. Tom McClintock has cruised to re-election in this 54-39 Trump seat ever since he first barely defeated Brown in 2008, it wouldn’t be surprising if Brown stayed away from such a tough contest regardless.

FL-27: On Tuesday, state Rep. David Richardson became the latest noteworthy Democrat to join the race to succeed retiring Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in this heavily Cuban-American Miami district that favored Hillary Clinton 59-39 but has long been more hospitable to Republicans downballot. Before his election to the state House in 2012, Richardson had spent three decades as a forensic auditor, which the Miami Herald says saw him investigate corporate and financial wrongdoing. Richardson joins state Sen. José Javier Rodríguez and Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez in the primary, while a who’s who of other Miami Democrats are also considering the race.

Former state judge Mary Barzee Flores, who is one of those Democrats currently thinking about running, might reveal her plans this week, according to Politico. Barzee Flores was blocked from the federal bench by GOP Sen. Marco Rubio during Obama’s presidency, and Politico speculates that she might be able to capitalize off of her connections to trial lawyers and potentially earn an EMILY’s List endorsement.

One Democrat who won’t be running anymore is businessman Scott Fuhrman, who dropped out on Tuesday. Fuhrman garnered no major outside support as the 2016 Democratic nominee, but spent over $800,000 of his own money to hold Ros-Lehtinen to her narrowest-ever re-election margin when he lost just 55-45 last year. Fuhrman’s past history of arrests and his lack of political experience could have simply made him too unappealing of an option in a primary where several more-seasoned Democratic Miami-area officeholders are either running or thinking about it now that there isn’t an entrenched GOP incumbent to face.

GA-06: We’re down to just two weeks (two weeks!) until the June 20special election runoff in Georgia’s Congressional District, and the television ads are just flying. America First Policies, the pro-Trump group with the oh-so-lovely name that just announced it would spend seven figures on the race, is now out with their first spot, and it’s true to form. The ad features footage of the British terror attacks (yes, already, because nothing is sacred to these people), then berates Democrat Jon Ossoff for allegedly “misleading us” about his national security experience.

Republican Karen Handel, meanwhile, has a new spot narrated by an Army veteran, who complains, “Jon Ossoff said he sent a team to the front line against ISIS. I fought for our country. Jon Ossoff hired a film crew. For him to say that’s being on the front lines is disgraceful.” Ossoff did in fact say this in a recent ad of his own, but of course Handel leaves out the second half of what Ossoff said, which is that he sent this crew “to expose [ISIS’s] atrocities against women and girls.” That sounds like a pretty worthy cause, and a pretty brave crew.

Ossoff, by contrast, is mixing in a new positive ad, featuring sunny soundbites from “entrepreneurs” who “keep Metro Atlanta’s economy growing” (including one guy who’s identified as the “Creator of the Super Soaker,” which is awesome). The DCCC, though, is sticking with pretty much the one theme they’ve hit so far, which is to berate Handel as a self-serving “career politician” who’s enjoyed lavish perks at taxpayer expense.

All of these ads, by the way, were helpfully gathered up by a shop called Medium Buying, which also points out something else interesting: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is no longer on the air. That’s notable because the Chamber was one of Handel’s biggest supporters right after the April primary, pouring in $1 million to attack Ossoff on her behalf. But since then, nothing.

IA-01: Thomas Heckroth, who worked in the U.S. Labor Department during the Obama administration, is the latest Democrat to express interest in challenging two-term Republican Rep. Rod Blum in 2018, telling Bleeding Heartland that he’s considering the race and will decide in the third quarter. Heckroth does not appear to have run for office before, but he previously worked for former longtime Sen. Tom Harkin and is the son of an ex-state senator, so Heckroth might have the connections needed to run a strong race.

The disproportionately white working-class 1st District in northeastern Iowa swung hard to 49-45 Trump after favoring Obama 56-43. Blum comfortably dispatched a well-funded challenger last year, but Democrats are not giving up easily on the seat, since they need similar light-red ones to gain a House majority in 2018. State Rep. Abby Finkenauer jumped into the race last month, while state Sen. Jeff Danielson is also considering it.

IL-13: Back in April, Democratic state Rep. Carol Ammons formed an exploratory committee for a possible challenge to GOP Rep. Rodney Davis. Ammons tells The News-Gazette that she hasn’t decided if she’ll run yet, but will announce her plans by June 15.

Ammons told the paper that “[i]f we can’t raise enough money to outspend Americans For Prosperity, which is supporting Rodney Davis and giving him the money, it makes it difficult for me to be competitive.” Ammons, who is black, also said that she “need[s] to count the number of people who are absolutely committed to walking and knocking on doors in places where people may not be accustomed to voting for someone who looks like me or who has a record like mine.” This seat, which includes Decatur and stretches through the Champaign, Bloomington, and Springfield areas, backed Trump 50-44.

MN-01: On Tuesday, GOP state Sen. Jeremy Miller announced that he would not run for this open southern Minnesota district. The Pioneer Press‘ Rachel Stassen-Berger says that Miller was a top recruit for this seat, which swung from 50-48 Obama to 53-38. However, if Miller ran and won, there would have been a special election for his open state Senate seat, and a Democratic pickup would have flipped control of the chamber.

SC-05: The special election in South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, which voted for Donald Trump 57-39 last year, is also taking place on June 20, the same day as the Georgia runoff. It’s been a much quieter affair, but for the first time, the two big national party committees are getting involved. Late on Monday, the DCCC said it would spend $275,000 for organizing staff, ads on African-American radio, and mail and digital outreach on behalf of Democrat Archie Parnell, while the NRCC will reportedly chip in $97,000 to help Republican Ralph Norman with a new ad buy.

Neither of these sums, though, suggest an upset is in the offing. Indeed, even the D-Trip itself seems to acknowledge this, saying in a statement to the Post and Courier that the purpose of its spending is to “help turn out—and provide key lessons on—crucial voters,” which reporter Emma Dumain identifies as “faith communities.” Dumain further opines that “while the DCCC may be serious about party-building in traditionally red states ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, it doesn’t necessarily see a clear pathway for victory.” We saw the committee spend similarly modest amounts in the Montana special, which it openly admitted it did not view as winnable, so we’ll wait to see if there’s any further outside involvement before drawing conclusions about whether the competitiveness of this contest has shifted.

TX-16: El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar has been mulling a bid for this safely blue open seat for a while, and she still only says that she’s “looking closely” at this race. However, Escobar has announced that she will not seek re-election as county judge next year, which may be a sign that she’s planning to run to succeed Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke.

As we’ve mentioned before, Escobar’s post functions as both a county executive and legislator. All of the 16th District is in El Paso County, so if Escobar ran, she may start out with plenty of name recognition. However, Escobar reportedly has a poor relationship with the local party, although she does appear to be an ally of O’Rourke. The only other noteworthy Democrat who has made noises about getting in so far is El Paso school board chair Dori Fenenbock, who set up an exploratory committee last month but has yet to announce if she’ll run.

UT-03: Plenty of Republicans are running in this year’s special election to succeed Jason Chaffetz, but attorney Stewart Peay initially looked like just Some Dude. However, KUTV reports that Ann Romney, the wife of would-be Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, was scheduled to appear at a Tuesday event for Peay aimed at winning over delegates ahead of the June 17 GOP convention; Romney is the aunt of Peay’s wife.

We may not get much time to become acquainted with Peay, who is depending on the convention to send him onward to the primary. If one candidate wins over at least 60 percent of the convention delegates, that person advances to the August primary; if no one clears 60, the two candidates with the most support will make it to the primary. A few candidates are collecting signatures that would assure them a place on the primary ballot if the convention does not go well, but Peay is not one of them.

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, and Stephen Wolf, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, and James Lambert.

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a message from Andrew Gillum …Learning through play before age 5 is important


Andrew Gillum for Governor

Team —

I’m fortunate enough to be on paternity leave while we wait for the imminent arrival of our third child — something I will make possible for every parent in Florida when I’m Governor. But that’s an email for another day.

Today, I want to talk to you about early childhood education, and what our goals are here in Florida. While we’ve been soaking up as much time as possible with our almost three-year-old twins, Caroline and Jackson, before their brother arrives, I’ve been thinking a lot about the needs of every young child in the state — and how we can ensure those needs are met.

Right now, we begin most of our public education at five years old — but research tells us that 90% of a child’s brain development happens from ages zero to five. I firmly believe we need to invest more in those earliest years through research-based programs that help our children learn, grow and thrive.

When we talk about wanting to start education earlier, we aren’t talking about sitting two year olds down and getting them to bubble in a multiple choice test. Our goal for earlier childhood education is one that is focused on learning through play — what research tells us is most effective. We’re talking about coloring, learning to share, building blocks, and story time.

If you agree that we need this kind of research-based early childhood education in Florida, add your name to our petition now >>

Together, we can make sure that every child in Florida has the opportunity to be the best that they can be.

Bring it home,

Andrew

the senate June 5-9 **CONGRESS** 2017 the house


Wrap Up for May 8,2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Scott Brown to be Ambassador to New Zealand; confirmed: 94-4.   Legislative Business Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.1628, American Health Care Act of 2017.   Passed Calendar # 91, S.826 as amended, a bill to reauthorize the Partners for Fish and… MORE

Wrap Up for May 7,2017 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on motion to proceed to Calendar #110, S.722 (Iran Sanctions); agreed to: 91-8.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.174, recognizing the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International and celebrating the Lions Clubs International for a long history of humanitarian service with a Moran amendment to the preamble.   Adopted… MORE

Wrap Up for May 6,2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #54, the nomination of Courtney Elwood, to be General Counsel, CIA; confirmed: 67-33.   Legislative Business Passed by voice vote S.1094, VA Accountability, as amended.   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up for May 5,2017 Roll Call Votes Adoption of Calendar #107, S.Res.176, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem; agreed to: 90-0.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.184, relative to the death of James Paul David “Jim” Bunning, former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.   No Executive Business MORE

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Last Floor Action: June 8, 2017
6:48:51 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on June 12, 2017.

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:07 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Duncan to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:27 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.
10:56:34 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:36 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 8.
12:00:40 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
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. Rodney Davis (IL) 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. Rodney Davis (IL) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:02:09 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Crawford to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:46 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.
12:36:25 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 8, 2017 at 9:04 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to S. Res. 184.
12:36:30 P.M. H.R. 10 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 375. H.R. 10 — “To create hope and opportunity for investors, consumers, and entrepreneurs by ending bailouts and Too Big to Fail, holding Washington and Wall Street accountable, eliminating red tape to increase access to capital and credit, and repealing the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that make America less prosperous, less stable, and less free, and for other purposes.”
12:36:35 P.M. H.R. 10 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 10 with 1 hour and 30 minutes of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
12:37:04 P.M. H.R. 10 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 375 and Rule XVIII.
12:37:04 P.M. H.R. 10 The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Chairman of the Committee.
12:37:42 P.M. H.R. 10 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with ninety minutes of general debate on H.R. 10.
2:46:03 P.M. H.R. 10 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hensarling, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-163 to revise provisions subjecting certain FDIC and NCUA functions to congressional appropriations, relating to appointments of positions created by the Act, and providing congressional access to non-public FSOC information.
2:46:06 P.M. H.R. 10 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 375, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hensarling Part B amendment No. 1.
2:57:12 P.M. H.R. 10 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Hensarling amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:57:28 P.M. H.R. 10 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hollingsworth, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-163 to allow closed-end funds that are listed on a national securities exchange, and that meet certain requirements to be considered `well-known seasoned issuers’ or `WKSIs’.
2:57:39 P.M. H.R. 10 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 375, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hollingsworth Part B amendment No. 2.
3:07:50 P.M. H.R. 10 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Hollingsworth amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:08:05 P.M. H.R. 10 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smucker, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-163 to express the sense of Congress that consumer reporting agencies and their subsidiaries should implement stronger multi-factor authentication procedures when providing access to personal information files to more adequately protect consumer information from identity theft.
3:08:07 P.M. H.R. 10 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 375, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smucker Part B amendment No. 3.
3:19:33 P.M. H.R. 10 On agreeing to the Smucker amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:19:51 P.M. H.R. 10 An amendment, offered by Mr. Faso, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 115-163 to allow Mutual Holding Companies (MHCs) to waive the receipt of dividends.
3:19:53 P.M. H.R. 10 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 375, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Faso Part B amendment No. 4.
3:39:03 P.M. H.R. 10 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Faso amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:39:50 P.M. H.R. 10 An amendment, offered by Ms. McSally, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-163 to require the Department of Treasury to submit a report to Congress regarding its efforts to work with Federal bank regulators, financial institutions, and money service businesses to ensure that legitimate financial transactions along the southern border move freely.
3:39:53 P.M. H.R. 10 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 375, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McSally Part B amendment No. 5.
3:46:11 P.M. H.R. 10 On agreeing to the McSally amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:46:30 P.M. H.R. 10 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 115-163 to require the GSA to study CLEA’s real estate needs due to changes in the Agency’s structure. It then authorizes the GSA to sell the current CLEA building if CLEA’s real estate needs have changed and there is no government department or agency that can utilize the building.
3:46:33 P.M. H.R. 10 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 375, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck Part B amendment No. 6.
3:55:00 P.M. H.R. 10 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Buck amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:55:30 P.M. H.R. 10 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:17:20 P.M. H.R. 10 On agreeing to the Hensarling amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 – 185 (Roll no. 295).
4:21:11 P.M. H.R. 10 On agreeing to the Hollingsworth amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 – 180 (Roll no. 296).
4:25:28 P.M. H.R. 10 On agreeing to the Faso amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 184 (Roll no. 297).
4:29:18 P.M. H.R. 10 On agreeing to the Buck amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 – 185 (Roll no. 298).
4:29:45 P.M. H.R. 10 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 10.
4:29:59 P.M. H.R. 10 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:30:31 P.M. H.R. 10 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:39:03 P.M. H.R. 10 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 186 (Roll no. 299).
4:39:05 P.M. H.R. 10 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:39:06 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:39:15 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
4:39:47 P.M. Mr. Duffy asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, June 8, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, June 12, 2017 at noon for Morning-Hour Debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
4:42:04 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:02:30 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:48:44 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:48:50 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:48:51 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on June 12, 2017.

House Activity June 7,2017

10:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:16 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Johnson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:39 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.
10:57:38 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:03 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 7.
12:00:10 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:33 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:35 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Panetta to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:31 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.
12:24:25 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 7, 2017 at 9:17 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1094.
12:24:41 P.M. INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE CULTURE AND ARTS DEVELOPMENT- Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 4412, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker reappointed the following member of the House to the Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development: Mr. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico.
12:25:12 P.M. H. Res. 374 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 374 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2213) to amend the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 to authorize certain polygraph waiver authority, and for other purposes.”
12:26:44 P.M. H. Res. 374 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 374.
12:57:49 P.M. H. Res. 374 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 374, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:03:43 P.M. H. Res. 375 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 375 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 10) to create hope and opportunity for investors, consumers, and entrepreneurs by ending bailouts and Too Big to Fail, holding Washington and Wall Street accountable, eliminating red tape to increase access to capital and credit, and repealing the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that make America less prosperous, less stable, and less free, and for other purposes.”
1:06:22 P.M. H. Res. 375 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 375.
1:55:59 P.M. H. Res. 375 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 375, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:56:22 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 374 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:56:49 P.M. H. Res. 374 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 374 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2213) to amend the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 to authorize certain polygraph waiver authority, and for other purposes.”
2:20:31 P.M. H. Res. 374 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 – 189 (Roll no. 288).
2:27:55 P.M. H. Res. 374 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 – 185 (Roll no. 289).
2:27:58 P.M. H. Res. 374 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:29:09 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER RESOLUTION – Mr. Capuano 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.
2:37:31 P.M. H. Res. 375 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 375 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 10) to create hope and opportunity for investors, consumers, and entrepreneurs by ending bailouts and Too Big to Fail, holding Washington and Wall Street accountable, eliminating red tape to increase access to capital and credit, and repealing the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that make America less prosperous, less stable, and less free, and for other purposes.”
2:44:25 P.M. H. Res. 375 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 – 185 (Roll no. 290).
2:50:20 P.M. H. Res. 375 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 188 (Roll no. 291).
2:50:22 P.M. H. Res. 375 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:51:47 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:52:14 P.M. H. Con. Res. 33 Mr. Brat moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Con. Res. 33 — “Designating the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library.”
2:52:35 P.M. H. Con. Res. 33 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:52:38 P.M. H. Con. Res. 33 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 33.
3:03:59 P.M. H. Con. Res. 33 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
3:04:03 P.M. H. Con. Res. 33 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:05:32 P.M. H.R. 2213 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 374. H.R. 2213 — “To amend the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 to authorize certain polygraph waiver authority, and for other purposes.”
3:05:37 P.M. H.R. 2213 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2213 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
3:06:38 P.M. H.R. 2213 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2213.
3:07:02 P.M. H.R. 2213 ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. McCaul asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting the amendment to H.R. 2213 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
3:45:38 P.M. H.R. 2213 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lujan Grisham, M., numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-162 to prohibit the bill from going into effect until 1) the CBP completes its evaluation and pilot program of the Test for Espionage, Sabotage, and Corruption (TES-C) which is then certified by the DHS Inspector General and reported to Congress and 2) the DHS Inspector General completes a risk assessment of the population that could receive waivers and certifies to Congress that providing waivers to these individuals would not endanger national security, undermine workforce integrity, or increase corruption in the agency.
3:45:42 P.M. H.R. 2213 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 374, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment.
3:55:45 P.M. H.R. 2213 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:56:14 P.M. H.R. 2213 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of the debate on the Lujan Grisham amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McCaul requested the Yeas and Nays and pursuant to the order of the House of June 7, 2017 the Chair postponed further proceedings on the adoption of the Lujan Grisham amendment until a time to be announced.
4:01:53 P.M. PRIVILEGED RESOLUTION – Mr. Capuano was recognized to offer a privileged resolution subsequent to the foregoing notification.
4:12:05 P.M. Mr. Capuano was recognized to be heard on the question of whether or not his resolution constituted a point of privilege and the Chair subsequently ruled that the resolution did not constitute a point of privilege.
4:12:49 P.M. Mr. Capuano appealed the ruling of the Chair.
4:13:23 P.M. Mr. McCaul moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
4:40:30 P.M. On Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 – 186, 1 Present (Roll no. 292).
4:41:16 P.M. Motion to reconsider laid on the table.
4:45:43 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Lujan Grisham amendment No. 1 to H.R. 2213, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:46:33 P.M. H.R. 2213 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2213 — “To amend the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 to authorize certain polygraph waiver authority, and for other purposes.”
4:53:22 P.M. H.R. 2213 On agreeing to the Lujan Grisham, M. amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 179 – 238 (Roll no. 293).
4:56:16 P.M. The House rose in a moment of silence for the victims of the tragedy in Oregon.
5:06:51 P.M. H.R. 2213 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 282 – 137 (Roll no. 294).
5:06:54 P.M. H.R. 2213 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:07:59 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:23:07 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:49:31 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:49:41 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:49:42 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 8, 2017.

House Activity June 6,2017

12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:27 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jack Bergman to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:40 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.
12:19:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:06 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 6.
2:00:22 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:50 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:52 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Duncan of TN to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:23 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:07:30 P.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. Pete Gallego of Alpine, Texas.
2:07:40 P.M. Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation – Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 2004(b), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker reappointed the following member of the House to the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation: Mr. Deutch.
2:08:01 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:30 p.m. today.
4:33:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 6.
4:34:19 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:35:29 P.M. H. Res. 354 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 354 — “Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.”
4:35:47 P.M. H. Res. 354 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:35:51 P.M. H. Res. 354 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 354.
5:00:10 P.M. H. Res. 354 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.
5:00:35 P.M. H.R. 390 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 390 — “To provide for emergency relief to victims of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Iraq and Syria, to provide accountability for perpetrators of these crimes, and for other purposes.”
5:00:47 P.M. H.R. 390 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:00:49 P.M. H.R. 390 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 390.
5:24:05 P.M. H.R. 390 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:24:07 P.M. H.R. 390 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:24:09 P.M. H.R. 390 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:24:42 P.M. H. Res. 355 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 355 — “Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Manchester, United Kingdom, on May 22, 2017, expressing heartfelt condolences, and reaffirming unwavering support for the special relationship between our peoples and nations in the wake of these attacks.”
5:24:52 P.M. H. Res. 355 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:24:55 P.M. H. Res. 355 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 355.
5:38:53 P.M. H. Res. 355 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.
5:39:33 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:29:55 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 6.
6:30:12 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.
6:30:32 P.M. H. Res. 354 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 354 — “Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.”
6:56:04 P.M. H. Res. 354 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 – 0 (Roll no. 286).
6:56:13 P.M. H. Res. 355 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 355 — “Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Manchester, United Kingdom, on May 22, 2017, expressing heartfelt condolences, and reaffirming unwavering support for the special relationship between our peoples and nations in the wake of these attacks.”
7:03:20 P.M. H. Res. 355 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 – 0 (Roll no. 287).
7:03:27 P.M. H. Res. 355 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:05:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:12:42 P.M. Ms. Cheney filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 374 and H. Res. 375.
7:13:41 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House resumed further one minute speeches.
7:23:29 P.M. Mr. LaMalfa moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:23:47 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:23:48 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 7, 2017.

House Activity June 2,2017

10:30:07 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:30:29 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Barbara Comstock to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:30:44 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Gene Hemrick, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Washington, DC
10:31:37 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 352, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
10:31:45 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:32:15 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3(b) of H. Res. 352. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on June 6, 2017.