The Kaepernick effect


ART BY DIANA OFOSU

For the last year, ThinkProgress has tracked hundreds of protests at sporting events across the country, all inspired by Colin Kaepernick’s decision last summer to kneel during the national anthem. Since then, the movement has spanned 41 states (including Washington, D.C.) and four countries, and we suspect it has only just begun.

Now, it sounds like the commissioner goodell plans to interfere with the 1st Amendment

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the senate October 12th-adjourned **CONGRESS** 2017 the house


The Senate stands adjourned to convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times:   Friday, October 6th at 10:30am; Tuesday, October 10th at 9:15am; Friday, October 13th 8:30am, committees are authorized to report legislative and executive matters from 9:00am to 11:00am;   When the Senate adjourns on…  10/13

 

Friday, October 13th 8:30am, committees are authorized to report legislative and executive matters from 9:00am to 11:00am;

When the Senate adjourns on Friday it will next convene at 4:00pm on Monday, October 16, 2017.

On Monday, following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #226, Callista L. Gingrich to be Ambassador to the Holy See, with the time until 5:30pm equally divided. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Gingrich nomination.

Monday, October 16th at 5:30pm – 1 Roll Call Vote

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #226, Callista L. Gingrich to be Ambassador to the Holy See

Tuesday, October 17th at approx. 10:30am – 1 Roll Call Vote

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #191, David Joel Trachtenberg, to be Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense

Wrap Up 10/5/2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #301, Randal Quarles, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; confirmed: 65-32. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #119, Lee Francis Cissna, to be Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services; invoked: 54-43. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #119, Lee Francis…  MORE

Wrap Up 10/4/2017 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #112, Eric D. Hargan, to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services; invoked: 57-38. Confirmation of Eric D. Hargan to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services; confirmed: 57-38. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #301, Randal Quarles, to be a Member

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6:27:58 P.M.  10/12/2017    The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 16, 2017.

 

House Activity 

10:00:37 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:42 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Bradley Byrne to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:04 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.
11:25:22 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 12.
12:00:02 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Joshua Leu, First Christian Church, Great Bend, Kansas
12:00:55 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:00:56 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Gabbard to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:26 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.
12:20:53 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:21:45 P.M. H. Res. 569 Mr. Frelinghuysen moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 569 — “Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2266, with an amendment.”
12:22:54 P.M. H. Res. 569 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:22:55 P.M. H. Res. 569 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 569.
1:10:26 P.M. H. Res. 569 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.
1:15:54 P.M. S. 585 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 562S. 585 — “To provide greater whistleblower protections for Federal employees, increased awareness of Federal whistleblower protections, and increased accountability and required discipline for Federal supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers, and for other purposes.”
1:15:59 P.M. S. 585 Rule provides for consideration of S. 585 with 1 hour of general debate. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution provides for proceedings during the period from October 16, 2017, through October 20, 2017; and provides for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.
1:16:49 P.M. S. 585 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 585.
1:41:34 P.M. S. 585 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:42:34 P.M. S. 585 Mr. O’Halleran moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
1:42:47 P.M. S. 585 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O’Halleran motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment to add a new section at the end of title I related to Disclosure of Violations Relating to Air Transportation.
1:47:49 P.M. S. 585 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
1:48:21 P.M. S. 585 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the O’Halleran motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on the motion, and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. O’Halleran demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit until a time to be announced.
1:48:41 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
1:55:48 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 12.
1:55:57 P.M. H.R. 2810 Mr. Thornberry asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference.
1:56:29 P.M. H.R. 2810 On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference Agreed to without objection.
1:57:02 P.M. H.R. 2810 Mr. Langevin moved that the House instruct conferees.
1:57:20 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Langevin motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2810. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to disagree with subsection (c) of section 336 of the Senate amendment, to recede from section 1064 of the House bill and to disagree with section 1087 of the Senate amendment.
2:36:57 P.M. H.R. 2810 The previous question was ordered without objection.
2:37:26 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Langevin motion to instruct conferees to H.R. 2810, the Chair put the question on the motion to instruct and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Langevin demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to instruct until a time to be announced.
2:37:57 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
2:40:39 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 12.
3:09:30 P.M. H.R. 2810 On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 184 – 237 (Roll no. 564).
3:09:46 P.M. H.R. 2810 Mr. Thornberry moved that the House to close portions of the conference.
3:15:59 P.M. H.R. 2810 On motion to to close portions of the conference Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 414 – 8 (Roll no. 565).
3:16:01 P.M. H.R. 2810 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:16:13 P.M. H. Res. 569 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 569 — “Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2266, with an amendment.”
3:24:07 P.M. H. Res. 569 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 353 – 69 (Roll no. 566).
3:24:26 P.M. H. Res. 569 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:24:30 P.M. S. 585 Considered as unfinished business. S. 585 — “To provide greater whistleblower protections for Federal employees, increased awareness of Federal whistleblower protections, and increased accountability and required discipline for Federal supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers, and for other purposes.”
3:32:40 P.M. S. 585 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 190 – 232 (Roll no. 567).
3:39:41 P.M. S. 585 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 420 – 0 (Roll no. 568).
3:39:43 P.M. S. 585 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:41:03 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Armed Services for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Thornberry, Wilson (SC), LoBiondo, Bishop (UT), Turner, Rogers (AL), Franks (AZ), Shuster, Conaway, Lamborn, Wittman, Coffman, Hartzler, Scott, Austin, Cook, Stefanik, Knight, Bacon, Smith (WA), Brady (PA), Davis (CA), Langevin, Larsen (WA), Cooper, Bordallo, Courtney, Tsongas, Garamendi, Speier, Veasey, and Gabbard.
3:42:04 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for consideration of matters within the jurisdiction of that committee under clause 11 of rule X: Nunes, Stewart, and Schiff.
3:43:05 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on the Budget for consideration of sec. 1262 of the House bill, and sec. 4 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Johnson (OH), Bergman, and Yarmuth.
3:43:36 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Education and the Workforce for consideration of secs. 221, 551, 555, and 3509 of the House bill, and secs. 236, 551-53, 3116, 5508, and 6001 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Foxx, Byrne, and Scott (VA).
3:44:07 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Energy and Commerce for consideration of secs. 313, 314, 601, 723, 727, 729, 732, 3118, and 3122 of the House bill, and secs. 601, 701, 725, 732, 1089A, 1625, and 3114 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Walden, Barton, and Pallone.
3:44:38 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Financial Services for consideration of sec. 862 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Barr, Williams, and Waters, Maxine.
3:45:09 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Foreign Affairs for consideration of secs. 864, 1032, 1039, 1040, 1058, 1201, 1203-05, 1211, 1222, 1223, 1231, 1232, 1234, 1243, 1246, 1247, 1265, 1270A, 1272, 1276, 1278, 1280, 1301, 1302, 1521, 1522, 1687, 2841, and 3117 of the House bill, and secs. 111, 861, 867, 1011, 1203-05, 1212, 1213, 1231-33, 1241-45, 1250, 1261-63, 1270B, 1270C, 1282, 1283, 1301, 1302, 1531, and 1651 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Royce (CA), Donovan, and Engel.
3:45:40 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of secs. 515, 1062, 1063, 1067, 1080, 1695, 2843, and 3510 of the House bill, and secs. 520A, 529, 1035, 1081, 1083, 1217, 1264, and 14013 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Goodlatte, Issa, and Conyers.
3:46:02 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Natural Resources for consideration of secs. 601, 1062, 1265, 2827, 2828, 2831, 2832, 2844, 2863, subtitle F of title XXVIII, and sec. 2863 of the House bill, and secs. 311, 338, 601, 1263, 1264, 2850, and 12801 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Westerman, Cheney, and Grijalva.
3:46:20 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for consideration of secs. 323, 501, 801, 803, 859-860A, 873, and 1101-09 of the House bill, and secs. 218, 544, 557, 801, 812, 821, 822, 829, 852, 902, 931, 934, 938, 1045, 1093, 1094, 1101, 1102, 1104-06, 1111-13, 2821, 2822, 6005, 6012, 10804, 11023-25, and 11603 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Meadows, Ross, and Lynch.
3:46:47 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for consideration of sec. 223 of the House bill and secs. 897, 898, 1662-64, and 6002 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Smith (TX), Lucas, and Johnson, E. B..
3:47:10 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Small Business for consideration of secs. 801, 860B, 867, 1701-04, 1711-13, 1721-23, 1731-37, and 1741 of the House bill, and secs. 854, 862, 897, 898, 899C, 10801, and 10802 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Chabot, Kelly (MS), and Velazquez.
3:47:30 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for consideration of secs 122, 311, 546, 601, 1082, 1617, 1695, 3501, 3502, 3505, and 3507-10 of the House bill, and secs. 331, 601, 1048, 6002, 13501, 13502, 13508, 13513, 13607, and 14013 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Graves (MO), Hunter, and Bustos.
3:47:45 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for consideration of secs. 572, 573, 576, 578, 1077, and 2841 of the House bill, and secs. 731, 1084, 1088, 1264, 11001, 11008, and 14004 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Roe (TN), Bilirakis, and Walz.
3:48:01 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Ways and Means for consideration of sec. 701 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Tiberi, Walorski, and Neal.
3:49:11 P.M. H.R. 1616 Mr. Ratcliffe asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and agree to the Senate amendment.
3:49:12 P.M. H.R. 1616 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
3:49:13 P.M. H.R. 1616 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:49:36 P.M. H. Con. Res. 85 Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
3:49:36 P.M. H. Con. Res. 85 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 85 — “Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 2266.”
3:51:05 P.M. H. Con. Res. 85 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
3:51:06 P.M. H. Con. Res. 85 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:51:17 P.M. Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, October 12, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
3:51:54 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:18:06 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:27:50 P.M. Mr. Rohrabacher moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:27:57 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:27:58 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 16, 2017.

House Activity 10/12

10:00:37 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:42 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Bradley Byrne to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:04 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.
11:25:22 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 12.
12:00:02 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Joshua Leu, First Christian Church, Great Bend, Kansas
12:00:55 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:00:56 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Gabbard to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:26 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.
12:20:53 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:21:45 P.M. H. Res. 569 Mr. Frelinghuysen moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 569 — “Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2266, with an amendment.”
12:22:54 P.M. H. Res. 569 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:22:55 P.M. H. Res. 569 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 569.
1:10:26 P.M. H. Res. 569 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.
1:15:54 P.M. S. 585 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 562S. 585 — “To provide greater whistleblower protections for Federal employees, increased awareness of Federal whistleblower protections, and increased accountability and required discipline for Federal supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers, and for other purposes.”
1:15:59 P.M. S. 585 Rule provides for consideration of S. 585 with 1 hour of general debate. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution provides for proceedings during the period from October 16, 2017, through October 20, 2017; and provides for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.
1:16:49 P.M. S. 585 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 585.
1:41:34 P.M. S. 585 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:42:34 P.M. S. 585 Mr. O’Halleran moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
1:42:47 P.M. S. 585 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O’Halleran motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment to add a new section at the end of title I related to Disclosure of Violations Relating to Air Transportation.
1:47:49 P.M. S. 585 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
1:48:21 P.M. S. 585 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the O’Halleran motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on the motion, and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. O’Halleran demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit until a time to be announced.
1:48:41 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
1:55:48 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 12.
1:55:57 P.M. H.R. 2810 Mr. Thornberry asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference.
1:56:29 P.M. H.R. 2810 On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference Agreed to without objection.
1:57:02 P.M. H.R. 2810 Mr. Langevin moved that the House instruct conferees.
1:57:20 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Langevin motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2810. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to disagree with subsection (c) of section 336 of the Senate amendment, to recede from section 1064 of the House bill and to disagree with section 1087 of the Senate amendment.
2:36:57 P.M. H.R. 2810 The previous question was ordered without objection.
2:37:26 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Langevin motion to instruct conferees to H.R. 2810, the Chair put the question on the motion to instruct and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Langevin demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to instruct until a time to be announced.
2:37:57 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
2:40:39 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 12.
3:09:30 P.M. H.R. 2810 On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 184 – 237 (Roll no. 564).
3:09:46 P.M. H.R. 2810 Mr. Thornberry moved that the House to close portions of the conference.
3:15:59 P.M. H.R. 2810 On motion to to close portions of the conference Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 414 – 8 (Roll no. 565).
3:16:01 P.M. H.R. 2810 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:16:13 P.M. H. Res. 569 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 569 — “Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2266, with an amendment.”
3:24:07 P.M. H. Res. 569 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 353 – 69 (Roll no. 566).
3:24:26 P.M. H. Res. 569 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:24:30 P.M. S. 585 Considered as unfinished business. S. 585 — “To provide greater whistleblower protections for Federal employees, increased awareness of Federal whistleblower protections, and increased accountability and required discipline for Federal supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers, and for other purposes.”
3:32:40 P.M. S. 585 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 190 – 232 (Roll no. 567).
3:39:41 P.M. S. 585 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 420 – 0 (Roll no. 568).
3:39:43 P.M. S. 585 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:41:03 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Armed Services for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Thornberry, Wilson (SC), LoBiondo, Bishop (UT), Turner, Rogers (AL), Franks (AZ), Shuster, Conaway, Lamborn, Wittman, Coffman, Hartzler, Scott, Austin, Cook, Stefanik, Knight, Bacon, Smith (WA), Brady (PA), Davis (CA), Langevin, Larsen (WA), Cooper, Bordallo, Courtney, Tsongas, Garamendi, Speier, Veasey, and Gabbard.
3:42:04 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for consideration of matters within the jurisdiction of that committee under clause 11 of rule X: Nunes, Stewart, and Schiff.
3:43:05 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on the Budget for consideration of sec. 1262 of the House bill, and sec. 4 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Johnson (OH), Bergman, and Yarmuth.
3:43:36 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Education and the Workforce for consideration of secs. 221, 551, 555, and 3509 of the House bill, and secs. 236, 551-53, 3116, 5508, and 6001 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Foxx, Byrne, and Scott (VA).
3:44:07 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Energy and Commerce for consideration of secs. 313, 314, 601, 723, 727, 729, 732, 3118, and 3122 of the House bill, and secs. 601, 701, 725, 732, 1089A, 1625, and 3114 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Walden, Barton, and Pallone.
3:44:38 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Financial Services for consideration of sec. 862 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Barr, Williams, and Waters, Maxine.
3:45:09 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Foreign Affairs for consideration of secs. 864, 1032, 1039, 1040, 1058, 1201, 1203-05, 1211, 1222, 1223, 1231, 1232, 1234, 1243, 1246, 1247, 1265, 1270A, 1272, 1276, 1278, 1280, 1301, 1302, 1521, 1522, 1687, 2841, and 3117 of the House bill, and secs. 111, 861, 867, 1011, 1203-05, 1212, 1213, 1231-33, 1241-45, 1250, 1261-63, 1270B, 1270C, 1282, 1283, 1301, 1302, 1531, and 1651 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Royce (CA), Donovan, and Engel.
3:45:40 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of secs. 515, 1062, 1063, 1067, 1080, 1695, 2843, and 3510 of the House bill, and secs. 520A, 529, 1035, 1081, 1083, 1217, 1264, and 14013 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Goodlatte, Issa, and Conyers.
3:46:02 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Natural Resources for consideration of secs. 601, 1062, 1265, 2827, 2828, 2831, 2832, 2844, 2863, subtitle F of title XXVIII, and sec. 2863 of the House bill, and secs. 311, 338, 601, 1263, 1264, 2850, and 12801 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Westerman, Cheney, and Grijalva.
3:46:20 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for consideration of secs. 323, 501, 801, 803, 859-860A, 873, and 1101-09 of the House bill, and secs. 218, 544, 557, 801, 812, 821, 822, 829, 852, 902, 931, 934, 938, 1045, 1093, 1094, 1101, 1102, 1104-06, 1111-13, 2821, 2822, 6005, 6012, 10804, 11023-25, and 11603 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Meadows, Ross, and Lynch.
3:46:47 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for consideration of sec. 223 of the House bill and secs. 897, 898, 1662-64, and 6002 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Smith (TX), Lucas, and Johnson, E. B..
3:47:10 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Small Business for consideration of secs. 801, 860B, 867, 1701-04, 1711-13, 1721-23, 1731-37, and 1741 of the House bill, and secs. 854, 862, 897, 898, 899C, 10801, and 10802 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Chabot, Kelly (MS), and Velazquez.
3:47:30 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for consideration of secs 122, 311, 546, 601, 1082, 1617, 1695, 3501, 3502, 3505, and 3507-10 of the House bill, and secs. 331, 601, 1048, 6002, 13501, 13502, 13508, 13513, 13607, and 14013 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Graves (MO), Hunter, and Bustos.
3:47:45 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for consideration of secs. 572, 573, 576, 578, 1077, and 2841 of the House bill, and secs. 731, 1084, 1088, 1264, 11001, 11008, and 14004 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Roe (TN), Bilirakis, and Walz.
3:48:01 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker appointed conferees – from the Committee on Ways and Means for consideration of sec. 701 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Tiberi, Walorski, and Neal.
3:49:11 P.M. H.R. 1616 Mr. Ratcliffe asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and agree to the Senate amendment.
3:49:12 P.M. H.R. 1616 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
3:49:13 P.M. H.R. 1616 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:49:36 P.M. H. Con. Res. 85 Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
3:49:36 P.M. H. Con. Res. 85 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 85 — “Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 2266.”
3:51:05 P.M. H. Con. Res. 85 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
3:51:06 P.M. H. Con. Res. 85 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:51:17 P.M. Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, October 12, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
3:51:54 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:18:06 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:27:50 P.M. Mr. Rohrabacher moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:27:57 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:27:58 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 16, 2017.

House Activity 10/11

10:00:14 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Dan Newhouse to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:37 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.
10:42:25 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 11.
12:00:18 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Molly Fraser, Gig Harbor United Methodist Church, Gig Harbor, Washington.
12:01:23 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:26 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Babin to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:00 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.
12:22:10 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER RESOLUTION – Mr. Al Green (TX) notified the House of his intent to offer a privileged resolution pursuant to clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX. The Chair announced that a determination will be made at the time designated for consideration of the resolution.
12:44:58 P.M. H. Res. 562 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 562 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 585) to provide greater whistleblower protections for Federal employees, increased awareness of Federal whistleblower protections, and increased accountability and required discipline for Federal supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from October 16, 2017, through October 20, 2017; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”
12:47:01 P.M. H. Res. 562 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 562.
1:17:52 P.M. H. Res. 562 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 562, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Polis 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.
1:18:00 P.M. ANNOUNCEMENT – Pursuant to clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX, the Speaker designated this as the time for the gentleman from Texas, Mr. Al Green, to offer the resolution previously noticed. Subsequently, the resolution was not offered.
1:19:25 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question and agreeing to H. Res. 562, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
1:19:44 P.M. H. Res. 562 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 562 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 585) to provide greater whistleblower protections for Federal employees, increased awareness of Federal whistleblower protections, and increased accountability and required discipline for Federal supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from October 16, 2017, through October 20, 2017; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”
1:44:54 P.M. H. Res. 562 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 – 190 (Roll no. 560).
1:51:35 P.M. H. Res. 562 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 – 185 (Roll no. 561).
1:51:36 P.M. H. Res. 562 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:52:09 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:55:19 P.M. H.R. 2105 Mr. Webster (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2105 — “To require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to disseminate guidance to help reduce small business cybersecurity risks, and for other purposes.”
1:56:05 P.M. H.R. 2105 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:56:09 P.M. H.R. 2105 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2105.
2:20:31 P.M. H.R. 2105 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:20:33 P.M. H.R. 2105 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:20:58 P.M. H.R. 2763 Mr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2763 — “To amend the Small Business Act to improve the Small Business Innovation Research program and Small Business Technology Transfer program, and for other purposes.”
2:21:24 P.M. H.R. 2763 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:21:26 P.M. H.R. 2763 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2763.
2:44:53 P.M. H.R. 2763 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:44:55 P.M. H.R. 2763 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:46:14 P.M. S. 190 Mr. Olson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 190 — “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.”
2:46:26 P.M. S. 190 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:46:27 P.M. S. 190 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 190.
2:52:51 P.M. S. 190 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:52:53 P.M. S. 190 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:53:02 P.M. S. 920 Mr. Olson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 920 — “To establish a National Clinical Care Commission.”
2:53:11 P.M. S. 920 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:53:13 P.M. S. 920 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 920.
3:07:36 P.M. S. 920 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:07:37 P.M. S. 920 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:08:15 P.M. H.R. 2302 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2302 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 259 Nassau Street, Suite 2 in Princeton, New Jersey, as the “Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. Post Office”.”
3:08:41 P.M. H.R. 2302 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:08:43 P.M. H.R. 2302 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2302.
3:13:44 P.M. H.R. 2302 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:13:46 P.M. H.R. 2302 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:13:55 P.M. H.R. 378 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 378 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to enhance the authority under which Federal agencies may pay cash awards to employees for making cost saving disclosures, and for other purposes.”
3:14:05 P.M. H.R. 378 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:14:06 P.M. H.R. 378 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 378.
3:24:15 P.M. H.R. 378 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:24:16 P.M. H.R. 378 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:24:24 P.M. H.R. 2196 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2196 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients.”
3:24:36 P.M. H.R. 2196 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:24:37 P.M. H.R. 2196 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2196.
3:31:03 P.M. H.R. 2196 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:31:05 P.M. H.R. 2196 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:31:13 P.M. H.R. 2229 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2229 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide permanent authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers, and for other purposes.”
3:31:24 P.M. H.R. 2229 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:31:25 P.M. H.R. 2229 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2229.
3:40:45 P.M. H.R. 2229 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:48 P.M. H.R. 2229 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:40:56 P.M. H.R. 2989 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2989 — “To establish the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission.”
3:41:05 P.M. H.R. 2989 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:41:05 P.M. H.R. 2989 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2989.
3:49:40 P.M. H.R. 2989 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:49:42 P.M. H.R. 2989 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:49:51 P.M. H.R. 3031 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3031 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for flexibility in making withdrawals from a Thrift Savings Plan account, and for other purposes.”
3:50:01 P.M. H.R. 3031 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:50:02 P.M. H.R. 3031 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3031.
4:00:05 P.M. H.R. 3031 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:00:06 P.M. H.R. 3031 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:00:07 P.M. H.R. 3243 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3243 — “To amend title 40, United States Code, to eliminate the sunset of certain provisions relating to information technology, to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 to extend the sunset relating to the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, and for other purposes.”
4:00:45 P.M. H.R. 3243 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:00:47 P.M. H.R. 3243 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3243.
4:14:48 P.M. H.R. 3243 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.
4:14:59 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
4:29:59 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 11.
4:30:14 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business is on motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:30:22 P.M. H.R. 452 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 452 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 324 West Saint Louis Street in Pacific, Missouri, as the “Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office”.”
4:55:55 P.M. H.R. 452 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 0 (Roll no. 562).
4:55:56 P.M. H.R. 452 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:56:04 P.M. H.R. 3243 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3243 — “To amend title 40, United States Code, to eliminate the sunset of certain provisions relating to information technology, to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 to extend the sunset relating to the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, and for other purposes.”
5:03:02 P.M. H.R. 3243 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 0 (Roll no. 563).
5:03:03 P.M. H.R. 3243 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:03:19 P.M. H. Con. Res. 81 UNANIMOUS CONSENT – Mr. Collins (GA) asked unanimous consent that the provisions of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546) shall apply to H. Con. Res. 81 not earlier than November 2, 2017, but on the same terms that would have adhered on October 13, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
5:05:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:22:49 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:28:52 P.M. Mr. Soto moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:28:53 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:28:54 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 12, 2017.

House Activity 10/10

12:00:13 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:19 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Brian K. Fitzpatrick 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.
12:18:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 10.
2:00:01 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:21 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:23 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Blumenauer to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:24 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Murphy (PA) wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective on October 21, 2017.
2:02:33 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches
2:08:56 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on October 10, 2017, at 9:48 a.m.: that the Senate passed S. 692S. 1103 and S. 1595.
2:09:54 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 5:00 p.m. today.
5:00:59 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 10.
5:01:12 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:01:24 P.M. H.R. 1858 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1858 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4514 Williamson Trail in Liberty, Pennsylvania, as the “Staff Sergeant Ryan Scott Ostrom Post Office”.”
5:01:49 P.M. H.R. 1858 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:50 P.M. H.R. 1858 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1858.
5:09:03 P.M. H.R. 1858 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.
5:09:12 P.M. H.R. 452 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 452 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 324 West Saint Louis Street in Pacific, Missouri, as the “Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office”.”
5:09:46 P.M. H.R. 452 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:09:48 P.M. H.R. 452 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 452.
5:16:37 P.M. H.R. 452 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.
5:17:02 P.M. H.R. 2254 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2254 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2635 Napa Street in Vallejo, California, as the “Janet Capello Post Office Building”.”
5:17:11 P.M. H.R. 2254 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:17:12 P.M. H.R. 2254 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2254.
5:21:54 P.M. H.R. 2254 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:21:57 P.M. H.R. 2254 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:22:13 P.M. H.R. 2464 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2464 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 New Chardon Street Lobby in Boston, Massachusetts, as the “John Fitzgerald Kennedy Post Office”.”
5:22:24 P.M. H.R. 2464 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:22:25 P.M. H.R. 2464 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2464.
5:28:18 P.M. H.R. 2464 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.
5:28:27 P.M. H.R. 294 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 294 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2700 Cullen Boulevard in Pearland, Texas, as the “Endy Ekpanya Post Office Building”.”
5:28:40 P.M. H.R. 294 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:28:41 P.M. H.R. 294 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 294.
5:36:10 P.M. H.R. 294 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:36:12 P.M. H.R. 294 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:36:46 P.M. S. 1617 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1617 — “To designate the checkpoint of the United States Border Patrol located on United States Highway 77 North in Sarita, Texas, as the “Javier Vega, Jr. Border Patrol Checkpoint”.”
5:37:00 P.M. S. 1617 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:37:02 P.M. S. 1617 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1617.
5:44:18 P.M. S. 1617 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:44:19 P.M. S. 1617 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:44:32 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:16 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 10.
6:30:24 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 562.
6:30:25 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:32 P.M. H.R. 1858 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1858 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4514 Williamson Trail in Liberty, Pennsylvania, as the “Staff Sergeant Ryan Scott Ostrom Post Office”.”
6:54:13 P.M. H.R. 1858 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 – 0 (Roll no. 558).
6:54:14 P.M. H.R. 1858 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:54:15 P.M. H.R. 2464 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2464 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 New Chardon Street Lobby in Boston, Massachusetts, as the “John Fitzgerald Kennedy Post Office”.”
7:02:21 P.M. H.R. 2464 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 – 0 (Roll no. 559).
7:02:22 P.M. H.R. 2464 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:04:00 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:21:39 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:03:24 P.M. Mr. Castro (TX) moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:03:36 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:03:37 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 11, 2017.

House Activity 10/6/2017

10:30:11 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:30:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:30:45 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Phillip Ganir, SJ, Gonzaga Jesuit Community, Washington, DC.
10:32:10 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
10:32:15 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:33:20 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on October 10, 2017.

1964 ~ Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. ~ Nobel Peace Prize Winner


African American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America. At 35 years of age, the Georgia-born minister was the youngest person ever to receive the award.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta in 1929, the son of a Baptist minister. He received a doctorate degree in theology and in 1955 organized the first major protest of the civil rights movement: the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott. Influenced by Mohandas Gandhi, he advocated nonviolent civil disobedience to racial segregation. The peaceful protests he led throughout the American South were often met with violence, but King and his followers persisted, and their nonviolent movement gained momentum.

A powerful orator, he appealed to Christian and American ideals and won growing support from the federal government and northern whites. In 1963, he led his massive March on Washington, in which he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” address. In 1964, the civil rights movement achieved two of its greatest successes: the ratification of the 24th Amendment, which abolished the poll tax, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibited racial discrimination in employment and education and outlawed racial segregation in public facilities. In October of that year, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He donated the prize money, valued at $54,600, to the civil rights movement.

In the late 1960s, King openly criticized U.S. involvement in Vietnam and turned his efforts to winning economic rights for poor Americans. By that time, the civil rights movement had begun to fracture, with activists such as Stokely Carmichael rejecting King’s vision of nonviolent integration in favor of African American self-reliance and self-defense. In 1968, King intended to revive his movement through an interracial “Poor People’s March” on Washington, but on April 4 he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, by escaped white convict James Earl Ray, just a few weeks before the demonstration was scheduled to begin.

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he just won’t stop [ACA sabotage]


 

President Trump’s attacks on health care didn’t stop when Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

This week, Trump intends to go at it alone by issuing an executive order that would undermine and weaken the ACA.

Reports say it will:

  • DESTABILIZE our health care system;
  • INCREASE premiums for millions;
  • GUT protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions;
  • EMPOWER insurers to charge more for less care

This is just the latest White House plot to sabotage the Affordable Care Act:

  • He’s prevented states from implementing plans to drive down premiums;
  • His Administration slashed grants that help marginalized individuals access coverage;
  • And, his Administration still refuses to commit to cost-sharing subsidies, creating uncertainty and increasing premiums throughout the country.

We have a duty to stabilize the insurance markets and ensure that Americans can access quality care. Give what you can and stand up against Trump’s continued sabotage.

We can’t let up,

Nancy

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on this day … 10/14 1964 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice in America. He was the youngest person to receive the award. 


1066 – The Battle of Hastings occurred in England. The Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II of England.

1879 – Thomas Edison signed an agreement with Jose D. Husbands for the sale of Edison telephones in Chile.

1887 – Thomas Edison and George E. Gouraud reached an agreement for the international marketing rights for the phonograph.

1888 – In England, Louis Le Prince filmed the experimental film “Roundhay Garden Scene.” It is the oldest surviving motion picture.

1912 – Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning in Milwaukee, WI. Roosevelt’s wound in the chest was not serious and he continued with his planned speech. William Schrenk was captured at the scene of the shooting.

1922 – Lieutenant Lester James Maitland set a new airplane speed record when he reached a speed of 216.1 miles-per-hour.

1926 – The book “Winnie-the-Pooh,” by A.A. Milne, made its debut.

1930 – Ethel Merman debuted on Broadway in “Girl Crazy.”

1933 – Nazi Germany announced that it was withdrawing from the League of Nations.

1934 – “Lux Radio Theater” began airing on the NBC Blue radio network.

1936 – The first SSB (Social Security Board) office opened in Austin, TX. From this point, the Board’s local office took over the assigning of Social Security Numbers. 

1943 – The Radio Corporation of America finalized the sale of the NBC Blue radio network. Edward J. Noble paid $8 million for the network that was renamed American Broadcasting Company.

1944 – German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide rather than face execution after being accused of conspiring against Adolf Hitler and the execution that would follow.

1944 – During World War II, the Second British Parachute Brigade liberated the city of Athens.

1947 – Over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California, pilot Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the first person to break the sound barrier.

1954 – C.B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments”, starring Charlton Heston, began filming in Egypt. The epic had a cast of 25,000 people.

1960 – U.S. presidential candidate John F. Kennedy first suggested the idea of a Peace Corps.

1961 – “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” opened on Broadway.

1962 – The Cuban Missile Crisis began. It was on this day that U.S. intelligence personnel analyzing data discovered Soviet medium-range missile sites in Cuba. On October 22 U.S. President John F. Kennedy announced that he had ordered the naval “quarantine” of Cuba.

1964 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice in America. He was the youngest person to receive the award.

1968 – The first live telecast to come from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.

1970 – Anwar el-Sadat became president of Egypt following the death of President Nasser.

1972 – In Iraq, oil was struck for the first time just north of Kirkuk.

1984 – George ‘Sparky’ Anderson became the first baseball manager to win 100 games and a World Series in both leagues. (MLB)

1986 – Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev charged that the U.S. wanted to “bleed the Soviet Union economically” with the arms race in space. 

1987 – Jessica McClure, 18 months old, fell down an abandoned well in Midland, TX. The rescue took 58 hours.

2001 – Toys “R” Us introduced the new version of Geoffrey the giraffe in a 60-second commercial before WABC-TV aired Disney’s “The Emperor’s New Groove.”
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2002 – Britain stripped power from the Catholic and Protestant politicians of Northern Ireland. Britain resumed sole responsibility for running Northern Ireland.