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The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, December 5, 2016.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.34 (Cures).

The filing deadline for first degree amendments is 4:00pm.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.34 (Cures). If cloture is invoked, there will then be up to 30 hours of debate followed by a vote on the motion to concur.

Wrap Up for Thursday, December 1, 2016

Roll Call Votes Passage of H.R.6297, Iran Sanctions Extension Act; passed: 99-0.   Legislative Business Passed S.10 – to provide for the consideration of a definition of anti-Semitism for the enforcement of Federal antidiscrimination laws concerning education programs or activities.   Concurred in the House Message on S.2577 – Justice for All Reauthorization Act.  …

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, November 30, 2016

No Roll Call Votes   Legislative Business Passed Calendar #578, S.2971 – National Urban Search and Rescue Response System Act of 2016, with committee-reported amendment.   Passed Calendar #648, S.3183 – Better Online Ticket Sales Act, with committee-reported amendment.   Concurred in the House amendment to S.1550 – Program Management Improvement Accountability Act.   Passed…

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House Floor Activities Dec. 1, 2016

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:08 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:25 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.
10:49:39 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 December 1.
12:00:07 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
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. Bilirakis to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:56 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.
12:23:10 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 December 1, 2016 at 11:49 a.m.: That the Senate returned the papers for H. Con. Res. 122 to the House, and concurred in the House amendment to S. 1550.
12:23:35 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 December 1, 2016 at 9:12 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 2971, S. 3183, S. 3386, H.R. 5509, and H.R. 5995.
12:24:44 P.M. H. Res. 937 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 937 — “Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
12:25:40 P.M. H. Res. 937 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 937.
12:57:40 P.M. H. Res. 937 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 937, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern 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.
1:03:35 P.M. H.R. 6392 ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Hensarling asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on H.R. 6392 be subject to postponement as though under Clause 8 of Rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
1:03:40 P.M. H.R. 6392 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 934. H.R. 6392 — “To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to specify when bank holding companies may be subject to certain enhanced supervision, and for other purposes.”
1:04:05 P.M. H.R. 6392 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 34 and H.R. 6392. Providing for consideration for the Senate amendment to H.R. 34 and for consideration of H.R. 6392.
1:05:01 P.M. H.R. 6392 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6392.
2:19:07 P.M. H.R. 6392 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson, printed in Part B of House Report 114-839 to prohibit the use of international standards not specifically provided in the bill.
2:19:10 P.M. H.R. 6392 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 934, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson amendment.
2:25:39 P.M. H.R. 6392 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A001) pursuant to the rule.
2:25:57 P.M. H.R. 6392 On agreeing to the Davidson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:27:12 P.M. H.R. 6392 Ms. Waters, Maxine moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
2:27:23 P.M. H.R. 6392 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add an exemption to the underlying bill for any bank holding company over $50 billion that has any pending litigation or enforcement matters with an agency of the U.S. government, pending the reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.
2:38:54 P.M. H.R. 6392 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2:39:21 P.M. H.R. 6392 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on adopting the motion and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Waters (CA) demanded the yeas and nays, and pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit with instructions until a time to be announced.
2:41:40 P.M. H. Res. 933 ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on H. Res. 933 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
2:42:27 P.M. H. Res. 933 By the direction of the Committee on House Administration, Mr. Harper asked for the immediate consideration of H. Res. 933.
2:42:39 P.M. H. Res. 933 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 933.
3:53:40 P.M. H. Res. 933 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 933, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Brady (PA) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
3:54:05 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:10:28 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 1.
5:10:36 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 December 1, 2016, at 4:18 p.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 6297 without amendment.
5:11:34 P.M. H. Res. 933 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 933 — “Providing amounts for further expenses of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress.”
5:36:27 P.M. H. Res. 933 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 177 (Roll no. 594).
5:44:07 P.M. H. Res. 933 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 – 181 (Roll no. 595).
5:44:09 P.M. H. Res. 933 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:44:20 P.M. H. Res. 937 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 937 — “Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
5:51:13 P.M. H. Res. 937 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 180 (Roll no. 596).
5:58:21 P.M. H. Res. 937 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 277 – 139 (Roll no. 597).
5:58:23 P.M. H. Res. 937 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:58:27 P.M. H.R. 6392 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6392 — “To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to specify when bank holding companies may be subject to certain enhanced supervision, and for other purposes.”
6:06:27 P.M. H.R. 6392 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 178 – 236 (Roll no. 598).
6:15:48 P.M. H.R. 6392 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 254 – 161 (Roll no. 599).
6:15:49 P.M. H.R. 6392 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:15:50 P.M. H. Con. Res. 122 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and agree to the Senate amendments.
6:16:50 P.M. H. Con. Res. 122 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
6:17:50 P.M. H. Con. Res. 122 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:21:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:21:43 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:55:00 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:55:01 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:55:02 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 2, 2016.

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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of December 01, 2016

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:08 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:25 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.
10:49:39 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 December 1.
12:00:07 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
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. Bilirakis to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:56 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.
12:23:10 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 December 1, 2016 at 11:49 a.m.: That the Senate returned the papers for H. Con. Res. 122 to the House, and concurred in the House amendment to S. 1550.
12:23:35 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 December 1, 2016 at 9:12 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 2971, S. 3183, S. 3386, H.R. 5509, and H.R. 5995.
12:24:44 P.M. H. Res. 937 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 937 — “Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
12:25:40 P.M. H. Res. 937 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 937.
12:57:40 P.M. H. Res. 937 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 937, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern 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.
1:03:35 P.M. H.R. 6392 ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Hensarling asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on H.R. 6392 be subject to postponement as though under Clause 8 of Rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
1:03:40 P.M. H.R. 6392 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 934. H.R. 6392 — “To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to specify when bank holding companies may be subject to certain enhanced supervision, and for other purposes.”
1:04:05 P.M. H.R. 6392 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 34 and H.R. 6392. Providing for consideration for the Senate amendment to H.R. 34 and for consideration of H.R. 6392.
1:05:01 P.M. H.R. 6392 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6392.
2:19:07 P.M. H.R. 6392 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson, printed in Part B of House Report 114-839 to prohibit the use of international standards not specifically provided in the bill.
2:19:10 P.M. H.R. 6392 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 934, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson amendment.
2:25:39 P.M. H.R. 6392 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A001) pursuant to the rule.
2:25:57 P.M. H.R. 6392 On agreeing to the Davidson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:27:12 P.M. H.R. 6392 Ms. Waters, Maxine moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
2:27:23 P.M. H.R. 6392 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add an exemption to the underlying bill for any bank holding company over $50 billion that has any pending litigation or enforcement matters with an agency of the U.S. government, pending the reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.
2:38:54 P.M. H.R. 6392 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2:39:21 P.M. H.R. 6392 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on adopting the motion and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Waters (CA) demanded the yeas and nays, and pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit with instructions until a time to be announced.
2:41:40 P.M. H. Res. 933 ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on H. Res. 933 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
2:42:27 P.M. H. Res. 933 By the direction of the Committee on House Administration, Mr. Harper asked for the immediate consideration of H. Res. 933.
2:42:39 P.M. H. Res. 933 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 933.
3:53:40 P.M. H. Res. 933 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 933, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Brady (PA) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
3:54:05 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:10:28 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 1.
5:10:36 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 December 1, 2016, at 4:18 p.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 6297 without amendment.
5:11:34 P.M. H. Res. 933 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 933 — “Providing amounts for further expenses of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress.”
5:36:27 P.M. H. Res. 933 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 177 (Roll no. 594).
5:44:07 P.M. H. Res. 933 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 – 181 (Roll no. 595).
5:44:09 P.M. H. Res. 933 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:44:20 P.M. H. Res. 937 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 937 — “Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
5:51:13 P.M. H. Res. 937 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 180 (Roll no. 596).
5:58:21 P.M. H. Res. 937 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 277 – 139 (Roll no. 597).
5:58:23 P.M. H. Res. 937 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:58:27 P.M. H.R. 6392 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6392 — “To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to specify when bank holding companies may be subject to certain enhanced supervision, and for other purposes.”
6:06:27 P.M. H.R. 6392 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 178 – 236 (Roll no. 598).
6:15:48 P.M. H.R. 6392 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 254 – 161 (Roll no. 599).
6:15:49 P.M. H.R. 6392 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:15:50 P.M. H. Con. Res. 122 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and agree to the Senate amendments.
6:16:50 P.M. H. Con. Res. 122 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
6:17:50 P.M. H. Con. Res. 122 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:21:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:21:43 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:55:00 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:55:01 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:55:02 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 2, 2016.

How to Reduce Mass Incarceration Under Trump


Brave New Films

Think nothing good can happen under a Trump presidency? Think again.

We’re about to take huge steps towards reducing mass incarceration.

How? By getting rid of money bail. What’s that, you say? And why does it matter? Good questions. And all ones we answer in our new video, Breaking Down Bail, which was released today as part of a crucial effort to eliminate money bail in California and beyond. 
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Brave New Films is joining with the Pretrial Justice Institute, the ACLU, Human Rights Watch and many others to take on money bail, which  is one of the main feeders of America’s mass incarceration crisis. It traps poor people in the system – and then keeps them stuck in it. In fact, over 500,000 Americans are in jail everyday without any conviction just because they are too poor to post their bail!

But all we have to do to change that is pass legislation and win litigation at the state and local levels! Aka, no Trump or Congress needed!

To get there, though, we need to start educating and informing people about this now.

And that’s where you come in. Check out Breaking Down Bail and share it to get this movement going! 

Let’s do this,
Robert Greenwald, President

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Christiane Amanpour – Journalism


Christiane Amanpour

Journalism in the age of Trump

Since the election, too often we have seen mainstream journalists and news outlets amplify Trump’s lies instead of fact checking them. Now is a time when courageous journalism is needed more than ever. Journalists should call out the lies, not enable them by repeating him. Trump’s blatant nonsense about voter fraud is a particularly galling example. Christiane Amanpour rallied journalists to stand up for the truth in the age of Trump, saying “I believe in being truthful, not neutral … we must stop banalizing the truth.” Watch the video of Amanpour’s speech and click here to share it on Facebook.

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