the Senate CONGRESS 10/2 the House

fixgunchecksThe Senate stands adjourned until 4:00pm on Monday, October 5, 2015.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm.

At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Dale Drozd, of California, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of California. There will be 30 minutes for debate, equally divided, prior to a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination.

As a reminder, during today’s session Senator McConnell filed cloture on the conference report to accompany H.R.1735, NDAA. The cloture vote is expected to occur on Tuesday.


House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of October 02, 2015

Last Floor Action:
1:04:58 P.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order.

The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on October 5, 2015.

1:00:01 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
1:00:17 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mac Thornberry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
1:00:33 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Cara Spaccarelli, Christ Church, Washington, DC.
1:01:33 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
1:01:42 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
1:02:32 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 or Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on October 1, 2015 at 5:11 p.m.: That the Senate passed without amendment H.R. 1624.
1:03:33 P.M. COMMISSION ON CARE – Pursuant to section 202(a) of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-146), the Minority Leader appointed Ms. Charlene Taylor, Elk Grove, California.
1:03:34 P.M. Without objection, the Chair announced that when the House adjourns on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, and the order of the House of Jan. 6, 2015, regarding morning-hour debate shall not apply on that day.
1:04:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on October 5, 2015.


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!

A More Perfect Union — Building Welcoming Communities Campaign to Strengthen Immigration Integration

A More Perfect Union — Building Welcoming Communities Campaign to Strengthen Immigration Integration

The White House Task Force on New Americans launches the “Stand Stronger” Citizenship Awareness Campaign to raise awareness on U.S. citizenship.

The White House Task Force on New Americans launched the “Stand Stronger” Citizenship Awareness Campaign. The goal of the Campaign is to raise awareness about the rights, responsibilities, and importance of U.S. citizenship and to provide more information on the naturalization process, along with new tools and resources to prepare for it.



We Stand with Ahmed (and We Hope He’ll Join Us for Astronomy Night):

U.S. Chief Data Scientist D.J. Patil shares why he’s proud to see people across the country standing up for innovation and intellectual curiosity today, and the President weighs in.

POTUS invites Ahmed to the White House


5 Indicators That Show We Turned a Depression-Like Shock into a Six-Year Expansion

Seven years after the financial crisis, check out these charts to see how President Obama’s policy decisions helped America narrowly avoid another Great Depression.

Single Family Housing Prices


West Wing Week: 09/18/2015 or, “FAFSA! (fafsa, fafsa, fafsa, fafsa)”

This week, the President marked the 14th anniversary of 9/11, met with troops around the world at a multimedia town hall at Fort Meade, crashed a back-to-school bus tour in Iowa, sat down with esteemed author Marilynne Robinson, and hosted Connecticut Huskies, Spanish royalty, and genuine American heroes at the White House. That’s September 11th to September 17th, or “FAFSA! (fafsa, fafsa, fafsa, fafsa).”

Watch West Wing Week here


Voting Rights Act Petition … Sign it! Michael Keegan, President will Seal and deliver

The Fight Hunger Project … Help me with my start up …to keep our food banks full

Be a Seed for Change

In the news …

BY  AND  … Burglars steal thousands of lbs of food,water,goods from tiny community food bank in Quilcene, Wa



As the owner of Be a Seed for Change,

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I have been an activist for years. I am also a blogger of social and political issues. Was one of several parents who volunteered at our local food bank in association with our daycare provider, which led to starting a food bank drive at a job. I have also supported and raised money for great organizations that do amazing things like Shelter Box USA.

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The Republican Budget … Campaign for America’s Future


 Reminders ! posted in 4/2015

Republicans aren’t ashamed or embarrassed. They are so in love with their big ideas to remake America, they introduced them twice.

Once in the House , again in the Senate

  • 11 million families, seniors and children will lose food stamps.
  • 35,000 children will not get Head Start.
  • 133,000 fewer poor families will get housing assistance.
  • 2 million fewer workers will receive job training and employment services.
  • $1.2 billion will be cut from education. That could fund 4,500 schools and 17,000 teachers. Seniors aren’t exempt from the devastating cuts. The House GOP plan turns Medicare into a “premium support” model that essentially replaces the guarantee of quality healthcare for seniors with a system of coupons. They slash services, including 500,000 fewer rides to doctors and grocery stores.

Campaign for America’s Future has heard these terrible ideas before. We’ve exposed them and helped defeat them.

We can do it again with your help. Can you contribute $10 today to fight the GOP’s dangerous and dishonest efforts to cut food stamps, housing assistance and other vital programs?

This is a fight we undertake together – in 2015, 2016 and beyond

Thank you for your commitment.

2016 DNC host city

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Join us.
We’re ready to elect another Democrat as the 45th President of the United States in 2016, and today we’re taking a big step on our path toward doing that.

After much buildup and very careful consideration over which city will host our 2016 Democratic National Convention, I’m pleased to announce that we’ll nominate the next President of the United States in Philadelphia — the City of Brotherly Love.

We’re going to have a great time together come July 2016 in Philadelphia — and many more details are coming soon. But there’s plenty of work for us to do before we reach Philadelphia, and Democrats will need your help to keep the White House blue.

So if you’re committed to electing the Democrat we’ll nominate next July, then add your name here and I’ll make sure you stay in the loop:

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