Congress: the Repubican led House worked for 2minutes back on 2/24 -the Senate is in pro forma session until 2/27

The Senate will meet on the following date and times for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 12:00pm and

Friday, February 24, 2012 at 11:00am.

The next meeting in the Senat is SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012

The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, February 27, 2012.  Following any Leader remarks, Senator Shaheen will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address.  Upon conclusion of the reading, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #409, the nomination of Margo Kitsy Brodie, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York with up to one hour of debate equally divided and controlled between the Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees.

Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 5:30pm), the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on confirmation of the Brodie nomination.





-The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 24, 2012.12:02:31 P.M. -PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.12:02:23 P.M. -The Speaker announced approval of the Journal.  Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.12:01:55 P.M. -Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Alisa Lasater Wailoo, Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, Washington, DC.12:01:04 P.M. -The Speaker designated the Honorable Andy Harris to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.12:00:08 P.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

Help Greenpeace protect Sumatran tigers …Philip Radford, Greenpeace

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Last year was an amazing one for our campaign to protect the world’s 400 remaining Sumatran tigers and the Indonesian rainforest they call home.
There seemed to be a new victory to celebrate every month. And while I couldn’t be prouder of the work we did together in 2011, I know that if we want to continue to protect Sumatran tigers and achieve our global target of zero deforestation by 2020 that this year has to be even better. That can only happen with your support.
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