the Senate ~~ CONGRESS 8/3 ~~ the House


medicare_madness_emailFollowing Friday’s pro forma, the Senate will adjourn until 2:00pm on Monday, August 3, 2015.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1881, a bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. At 5:30pm, there will be a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.1881.S

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Last Floor Action:
1:04:25 P.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to H. Res. 380, consistent with the fourth clause in section 5 of article I of the Constitution, and notwithstanding section 132 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946.

The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on August 4, 2015.

Last Floor Action:
8:28:16 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order.

The next meeting is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on July 31, 2015.

1:00:03 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
1:00:17 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable George Holding to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
1:00:34 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend John Peck, SJ Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Washington, DC.
1:01:53 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
1:02:20 P.M. APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 2(a) of H. Res. 380, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings is approved.
1:02:29 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 July 30, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 3236, without amendment.
1:02:44 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 July 31, 2015 at 10:01 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 22, with amendments and S. 1172.
1:04:25 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to H. Res. 380, consistent with the fourth clause in section 5 of article I of the Constitution, and notwithstanding section 132 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on August 4, 2015.

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Thank Governor Bullock for Medicaid Expansion!


Wordpressmo-medicaid-whiteRight now, 70,000 Montanans are caught between not qualifying for Medicaid and being unable to afford health insurance on their own.

Governor Bullock has just signed a bipartisan bill that would close this gap and ensure all Montanans have access to quality health care.

SIGN YOUR NAME: Thank Governor Bullock for expanding Medicaid!

Voting is a Right NOT a Privilege ~~ 50 yrs ~~ The Struggle continues


Time to pass the VRA … update redistricting rules and make it easier for ALL Americans to VOTE

Dear @ChiefJusticeRoberts

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” -George Santayana

 

On March 7, 1965, hundreds of brave unarmed nonviolent women and men dared to March for African Americans right to vote.

The fact is that less than 1% of eligible Blacks could vote or register to vote.

People organized a Peaceful Protest March from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery. However, as those protesters crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge to Montgomery. The police, some riding horses were ready for violence decided to engage in excessive use of force, which included brutally beating protesters with billy clubs, others sprayed water as well as tear gas at these kids, while journalists and photographers witnessed.

The brutal reaction by the police was not only caught on tape it forced then President Johnson, who was once against civil rights programs as a Senator to call on Congress for equal voting rights for all on March 15.

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The Voting Act of 1965 was signed into law on August 6; is a landmark piece of national legislation in the United States that outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S.

A day that started out peacefully quickly descended into an awful ugly March of death for the right to vote called ,”Bloody Sunday”.

Now, some 48 years later, a new “Jim Crow” era has emerged with a major step backward in the fight for civil and voting rights. There are conservative states targeting not only African Americans but also Senior citizens, first time voters, early voting, Students, low income, immigrants and the undocumented though Republicans call them (illegals) Dreamers. In addition, Governors from RedStates are allowing election officials to purge voters, people without birth certificates were given limited or completely denied access to the voting booth failing to meet new voter ID regulations in time and were treated like possible (illegals). This  is the 21st Century; we should be on a progressive path toward equality for all not one that will re-engage folks in the act of racism or exclusion leading to suppressing participation in the election process. This year, new stricter voter ID legislation is pending in thirty-one states. This includes, voter ID proposals in thirteen states with proposals to strengthen existing voter ID laws in ten states, and eight states that will amend the new voter ID laws passed in 2011.

We need to push back  on all attempts to suppress the right to Vote.

With so much at stake, it is time to stop sitting on the sidelines. If we are going to succeed, Conservative lawmakers NEED to hear our Voices.

We cannot let the naysayers turn back the clock on Voting Rights or the next generation.

Thank You for Taking Action

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Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act


The President Greets Alice Wong via Robot.

President Barack Obama greets Alice Wong, Disability Visibility Project Founder and Project Coordinator via robot during the Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary reception in the Blue Room of the White House, July 20, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Read more about the Americans with Disabilities Act here.

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