the Senate PRO ~~ CONGRESS 6/29 ~~ FORMA the House

0da54-orcas_on06_1The Senate stands adjourned to convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business conducted, on the following dates and times, unless the House adopts the provisions of S.Con.Res.19 (adjournment resolution):

Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:00am;

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 2:00pm; and

Friday, July 3, 2015, at 10:00am.

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, July 3, it will stand adjourned until 2:30pm on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

Following any Leader remarks on Tuesday, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #63, S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #81, the nomination of Kara Farnandez Stoll, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit.


The House adjourned pursuant to S. Con. Res. 19.

The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on July 7, 2015.

The President Speaks on the Economy ~ watch again

whitehousebannerThe Employment Situation in June

The economy added 223,000 jobs in June as the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. Our economy has now added 5.6 million jobs over the past two years, the strongest two-year job growth since 2000.


President Obama Announces that the U.S. Will Reopen Our Embassy in Cuba

Under President Obama, America is charting a new course in our relationship with Cuba. Yesterday, he announced the next step on this path: re-opening a U.S. Embassy in Havana.


See the First White House Tour Photos Taken in More than 40 Years:

The longstanding ban on photography in the White House — in place for more than 40 years — has been lifted.


FDR had something to say about voting

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”

10 signs of Alzheimer … by Esther Heerema

10 Warnings of Alzheimer’s Disease
By Esther Heerema, MSW
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Expert
Doctors believe there are many benefits to early detection. These 10 classic signs may mean it’s time to see a physician.

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They said it couldn’t be done … Video


When we set out to pass universal background checks in Washington the pundits said it couldn’t be done.  The gun lobby was too strong.  Yet, last year, we proved them wrong — and Washington is safer as a result.  But that isn’t the end of the story. The fight to save lives from gun violence is just beginning.

Watch our Year in Review video! See why we must hold accountable politicians who listen to the gun lobby:

Thank you for staying committed to this fight for commonsense gun laws.

Zach Silk