VIDEO: Will The Supreme Court Side With Justice Over Racism?


The United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments in Arizona v. United States, the Obama administration‘s challenge to Arizona’s anti-immigration law, SB1070. What they won’t be hearing is what and who has fueled this discriminatory legislation.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is one of the most dangerous groups in the country.
Along with like groups in the John Tanton network FAIR has written and pushed laws like SB1070.
Will justice triumph over racial profiling and discrimination fueled by supremacist and nativist fringe groups?

We need to stand together in this most pressing time.
Take a stand against FAIR! Sign the pledge and show that we will not tolerate justice being trampled by racism!

http://mycuentame.org/justiceoverracism

Pesticides are killing bees


 

Pesticides are killing bees and threatening our food supply. In 24 hours, shareholders at the biggest chemical producer, Bayer, could vote to stop their toxic production. Massive public pressure has forced this debate at their Annual General Meeting, now let’s make sure they vote to stop the pesticides and save the bees. Sign the emergency petition:

 

Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But if Bayer stops selling one group of pesticides, we could save bees from extinction.

Four European countries have begun banning these poisons, and some bee populations are already recovering. But Bayer, the largest producer of neonicotinoids, has lobbied hard to keep them on the market. Now, massive global pressure from Avaaz and others has forced them to consider the facts — and in 24 hours, Bayer shareholders will vote on a motion that could stop these toxic chemicals. Let’s all act now and shame the shareholders to stop killing bees.

The pressure is working, and this is our best chance to save the bees. Sign the urgent petition and send this to everyone — let’s reach half a million signers and deliver it directly to shareholders tomorrow in Germany!

http://www.avaaz.org/en/bayer_save_the_bees/?vl

Bees don’t just make honey, they are vital to life on earth, every year pollinating 90% of plants and crops — with an estimated $40bn value, over one-third of the food supply in many countries. Without immediate action to save bees, many of our favourite fruits, vegetables, and nuts could vanish from our shelves.

Recent years have seen a steep and disturbing global decline in bee populations — some bee species are already extinct and some US species are at just 4% of their previous numbers. Scientists have been scrambling for answers. Some studies claim the decline may be due to a combination of factors including disease, habitat loss and toxic chemicals. But increasingly, independent research has produced strong evidence blaming neonicotinoid pesticides. France, Italy, Slovenia and even Germany, where the main manufacturer Bayer is based, have banned one of these bee killers. But, Bayer continues to export its poison across the world.

This issue is now coming to the boil as major new studies have confirmed the scale of this problem. If we can get Bayer shareholders to act, we could shut down once and for all Bayer’s influence on policy-makers and scientists. The real experts — the beekeepers and farmers — want these deadly pesticides prohibited until and unless we have solid, independent studies that show they are safe. Let’s support them now. Sign the urgent petition to Bayer shareholders now, then forward this email:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/bayer_save_the_bees/?vl

We can no longer leave our delicate food chain in the hands of research run by the chemical companies and the regulators that are in their pockets. Banning this pesticide will move us closer to a world safe for ourselves and the other species we care about and depend on.

With hope,

Alice, Antonia, Mia, Luis, Ricken, Stephanie, Pascal, Iain, Ari and the whole Avaaz team

MORE INFORMATION

Studies fault Bayer in bee die-off (Christian Science Monitor) http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0406/Studies-fault-Bayer-in-bee-die-off

2 Studies Point to Common Pesticide as a Culprit in Declining Bee Colonies (New York Times) http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/science/neocotinoid-pesticides-play-a-role-in-bees-decline-2-studies-find.html?_r=1

Leaked document shows EPA allowed bee-toxic pesticide despite own scientists’ red flags (Grist) http://grist.org/politics/food-2010-12-10-leaked-documents-show-epa-allowed-bee-toxic-pesticide/

Bayer’s Annual Stockholder’s Meeting (ASM website) http://www.asm2012.bayer.com/en/counter-motions.aspx

Congress: the Republican led House considers Cyber Security though it might invade civil liberties – the Senate considers S.1925 &Judicial nominees 3.5yrs later?


the Senate Convenes: 9:30am ET April 26, 2012

  • Following the prayer and pledge,
    • Convenes: 9:30am
    • Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act with the time until 11:30am for debate only and the time until 11:30am equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling the first 45 minutes and the Majority controlling the second 45 minutes.
    • At 11:30am, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following items:
    • Executive Calendar #509, Gregg Jeffrey Costa, of TX, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas and
    • Executive Calendar #510, David Campos Guaderrama, of TX, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas
    • with 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 12:00pm), there will be 2 roll call votes confirmation of the Costa and Guaderrama nominations.
    • When the Senate resumes Legislative Session following the votes, the Majority Leader will be recognized.

    only and the time until 11:30am equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling the first 45 minutes and the Majority controlling the second 45 minutes.

  • At 11:30am, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following items:

12:00 noon The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive nomination of Gregg Costa, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; Confirmed: 97-2

The Senate confirmed the nomination of David Campos Guaderrama, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas, by a voice vote.

The Senate has resumed consideration of S.1925, VAWA, for debate only until 2:30pm with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider S.1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012. There will now be 1 hour for debate equally divided prior to a series of votes in relation to 3 amendments and passage of the bill. If all time is used, at approximately 3:25pm today, the Senate will proceed to a series of up to 4 roll call votes. Please note that some time may be yielded back and the votes could begin early. The amendments are subject to a 60 vote threshold. All votes after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration with 2 minutes for debate prior to each vote.

–          Klobuchar amendment #2094  (side by side to Cornyn amendment);

–          Cornyn amendment #2086 (Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry.

–          Hutchison-Grassley amendment #2095 (substitute); and

–          Passage of S.1925, as amended, Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012.

3:28pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Klobuchar amendment #2094 (DNA Backlog); Not Agreed To: 57-41

3:56pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Cornyn amendment #2086 (DNA backlog); Not Agreed To: 50-48

4:16pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Hutchison amendment #2095 (substitute). Not Agreed To: 36-63

4:34pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012; Passed: 68-31

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTES

1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #509, Gregg Jeffrey Costa, of TX, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; Confirmed: 97-2

2)      Klobuchar amendment #2094 (side by side to Cornyn amendment) to the Leahy substitute amendment #2093 to S.1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Not Agreed To: 57-41

3)      Cornyn amendment #2086 (sexual assault forensic evidence registry); Not Agreed To: 50-48

4)      Hutchison-Grassley amendment #2095 (substitute); Not Agreed To: 37-62

5)      Passage of S.1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012, as amended; Passed: 68-31

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

-Passed H.R.298, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 East Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park, Texas, as the “Army Specialist Matthew Troy Morri

Post Office Building”.

-Passed H.R.1423, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 115 4th Avenue Southwest in Ardmore, Oklahoma, as the “Specialist Micheal E. Phillips Post Office”.

-Passed H.R.2079, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10 Main Street in East Rockaway, New York, as the “John J. Cook Post Office”.

-Passed H.R.2213, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 801 West Eastport Street in Iuka, Mississippi, as the “Sergeant Jason W. Vaughn Post Office”.

-Passed H.R.2244, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 67 Castle Street in Geneva, New York, as the “Corporal Steven Blaine Riccione Post Office”.

-Passed H.R.2660, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 122 North Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball, Texas, as the “Tomball Veterans Post Office”.

-Passed H.R.2767, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8 West Silver Street in Westfield, Massachusetts, as the “William T. Trant Post Office Building”.

-Passed H.R.3004, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 260 California Drive in Yountville, California, as the “Private First Class Alejandro R. Ruiz Post Office Building”.

-Passed H.R.3246, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 15455 Manchester Road in Ballwin, Missouri, as the “Specialist Peter J. Navarro Post Office Building”.

-Passed H.R.3247, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Town and Country Commons in Chesterfield, Missouri, as the “Lance Corporal Matthew P. Pathenos Post Office Building”.

-Passed H.R.3248, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 112 South 5th Street in Saint Charles, Missouri, as the “Lance Corporal Drew W. Weaver Post Office Building”.

-Adopted S.Res.419, A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that public servants should be commended for their dedication and continued service to the United States during Public Service Recognition week.

– Adopted S.Res.441, expressing support for the designation of May 2012 as National Youth Traffic Safety Month.

-Adopted S.Res.442, Celebrating the 140th anniversary of Arbor Day.

-Adopted S.Res.443, Honoring the life and legacy of Auxiliary Bishop Agustín Román.

-Adopted S.Res.444, designating the week of May 1 through May 7, 2012, as “National Physical Education and Sport Week”.

-Adopted S.Res.445, expressing support for the designation of May 1, 2012, as “Silver Star Service Banner Day”.

-Adopted S.Con.Res.43, to provide for the conditional adjournment of the Senate and House of Representatives over until May 7, 2012.

EXECUTIVE ITEMS

Confirmed Executive Calendar #510, David Campos Guaderrama, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas, by voice vote.

Confirmed the following items by unanimous consent:

CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Executive Calendar #263 Jane D. Hartley – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #502 Adam E. Namm – to be Ambassador of the US of America to the Republic of Ecuador.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Executive Calendar #566 Michael T. Scuse – to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services

Executive Calendar #567 Michael T. Scuse – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Executive Calendar #572 Mark William Lippert – to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, vice Wallace C. Gregson, resigned.

ARMY

Executive Calendar #624 to be Lieutenant General — Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES

Executive Calendar #653 James T. Ryan – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences for a term expiring September 7, 2013

Executive Calendar #654 James Timberlake – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences for a term expiring September 7, 2014

Executive Calendar #656 Mary B. Verner – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences for a term expiring September 7, 2012

Executive Calendar #657 Mary B. Verner – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences for a term expiring September 7, 2015

Executive Calendar #658 Susan A. Maxman – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences for a term expiring September 7, 2012

Executive Calendar #659 Susan A. Maxman – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences for a term expiring September 7, 2015

POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

Executive Calendar #666 Tony Hammond—to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 14, 2012

MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD

Executive Calendar #667 Mark A. Robbins—to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board for the term of seven years expiring March 1, 2018

NATIONAL BOARD FOR EDUCATION SCIENCES

Executive Calendar #668 Adam Gamoran—to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences for a term expiring November 28, 2015. (Reappointment)

Executive Calendar #669 Judith D. Singer—to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences for a term expiring November 28, 2014

Executive Calendar #670 Hirokazu Yoshikaw—to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences for a term expiring November 28, 2015

Executive Calendar #671 David James Chard—to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences for a term expiring November 28, 2015

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Executive Calendar #672 Bonnie L. Bassler—to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation for a term expiring May 10, 2016

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Executive Calendar #673 Deborah S. Delisle—to be Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education

AIR FORCE

Executive Calendar #683 to be Brigadier General—Col. Donald S. Wenke

Executive Calendar #684 to be Lieutenant General—Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field

Executive Calendar #685 to be Lieutenant General—Maj. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield

Executive Calendar #686 to be Lieutenant General—Lt. Gen. Charles R. Davis

Executive Calendar #687 to be Lieutenant General—Maj. Gen. Salvatore A. Angelella

Executive Calendar #688 to be Lieutenant General—Maj. Gen. James F. Jackson

Executive Calendar #689 to be Lieutenant General—Maj. Gen. Andrew E. Busch

ARMY

Executive Calendar #690 to be Brigadier General—Colonel Robert P. White

Executive Calendar #691 to be Brigadier General—Col. Steven Ferrari

Executive Calendar #692 to be Brigadier General—

Col. Kristin K. French; and

Col. Walter E. Piatt

Executive Calendar #693 to be General—Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via

Executive Calendar #694 to be Brigadier General—Col. Todd A. Plimpton

Executive Calendar #695 to be Lieutenant General—Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion

Executive Calendar #696 to be Lieutenant General—Maj. Gen. Raymond P. Palumbo

Executive Calendar #697 to be Lieutenant General—Lt. Gen. Robert P. Lennox

Executive Calendar #698 to be Lieutenant General—Maj. Gen. Robert B. Brown

Executive Calendar #699 to be Lieutenant General—Maj. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley

NAVY

Executive Calendar #700 to be Rear Admiral (lower half)—Capt. Eric C. Young

Executive Calendar #701 to be Rear Admiral—Rear Adm. (lh) Terry B. Kraft

Executive Calendar #702 to be Rear Admiral—Rear Adm. (lh) Bryan P. Cutchen

Executive Calendar #703 to be Rear Admiral—Rear Adm. (lh) Jonathan W. White

Executive Calendar #704 to be Rear Admiral—

Rear Adm. (lh) Richard P. Breckenridge;

Rear Adm. (lh) Walter E. Carter, Jr.;

Rear Adm. (lh) Craig S. Faller;

Rear Adm. (lh) James G. Foggo, III;

Rear Adm. (lh) Peter A. Gumataotao;

Rear Adm. (lh) John R. Haley;

Rear Adm. (lh) Patrick J. Lorge;

Rear Adm. (lh) Michael C. Manazir;

Rear Adm. (lh) Samuel Perez, Jr.;

Rear Adm. (lh) Joseph W. Rixey;

Rear Adm. (lh) Kevin D. Scott;

Rear Adm. (lh) James J. Shannon;

Rear Adm. (lh) Thomas K. Shannon; and

Rear Adm. (lh) Herman A. Shelanski

Executive Calendar #705 to be Vice Admiral—Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF APRIL 26, 2012

 112TH CONGRESS – SECOND SESSION

. -The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on April 27, 2012.8:35:28 P.M. -On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.8:35:20 P.M. -Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.7:05:50 P.M. -SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.7:02:36 P.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.7:02:32 P.M. -H.R. 4257Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.7:02:28 P.M. -H.R. 4257On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.6:38:29 P.M. -H.R. 4257DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4257.6:38:25 P.M. -H.R. 4257Considered under suspension of the rules.6:38:03 P.M. -H.R. 4257Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4257 — “To amend chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, to revise requirements relating to Federal information security, and for other purposes.”6:37:34 P.M. -The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.6:33:41 P.M. -H.R. 3523UNANIMOUS CONSENT – Mr. Mike Rogers (MI) asked unanimous consent that in the engrossment of H.R. 3523, the Clerk be authorized to make the change placed at the desk as follows: Insert “deny access to or” before “degrade” in each place it appears. Agreed to without objection.6:33:40 P.M. -H.R. 2050Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.6:33:37 P.M. -H.R. 2050On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.6:33:30 P.M. -H.R. 2050Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2050 — “To authorize the continued use of certain water diversions located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes.”6:32:24 P.M. -H.R. 3523The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 3523.6:32:23 P.M. -H.R. 3523Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.6:32:23 P.M. -H.R. 3523On passage Passed by recorded vote: 248 – 168 (Roll no. 192).6:24:20 P.M. -H.R. 3523On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 183 – 233 (Roll no. 191).6:03:30 P.M. -H.R. 3523The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.5:51:14 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perlmutter 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 protect the privacy of Internet passwords by prohibiting employers and the Federal Government from requiring the disclosure of confidential passwords by an employee or job applicant. It would also protect freedom of expression on the Internet by prohibiting the Federal Government from establishing a national firewall similar to the “Great Internet Firewall of China.”5:50:53 P.M. -H.R. 3523Mr. Perlmutter moved to recommit with instructions to Intelligence (Permanent).5:49:41 P.M. -H.R. 3523The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.5:49:31 P.M. -H.R. 3523The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.5:48:46 P.M. -H.R. 3523The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3523.5:48:35 P.M. -H.R. 3523On agreeing to the Mulvaney amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 413 – 3 (Roll no. 190).5:45:07 P.M. -H.R. 3523On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 414 – 1 (Roll no. 189).5:41:23 P.M. -H.R. 3523On agreeing to the Mulvaney amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 416 – 0 (Roll no. 188).5:37:12 P.M. -H.R. 3523On agreeing to the Amash amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 415 – 0 (Roll no. 187).5:33:00 P.M. -H.R. 3523On agreeing to the Quayle amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 410 – 3 (Roll no. 186).5:28:37 P.M. -H.R. 3523On agreeing to the Rogers (MI) amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 412 – 0 (Roll no. 185).5:24:11 P.M. -H.R. 3523On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Failed by recorded vote: 167 – 243 (Roll no. 184).4:55:50 P.M. -H.R. 3523On agreeing to the Richardson amendment; Failed by voice vote.4:47:22 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Richardson amendment No. 10.4:46:30 P.M. -H.R. 3523An amendment, offered by Ms. Richardson,  numbered 10 printed in House Report 112-454 to make explicit that nothing in the legislation would prohibit a department or agency of the federal government from providing cyber threat information to owners and operators of critical infrastructure.4:46:08 P.M. -H.R. 3523By unanimous consent, the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment was withdrawn.4:38:47 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 5.4:37:28 P.M. -H.R. 3523An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX),  numbered 5 printed in House Report 112-454 to authorize the Secretary to intercept and deploy countermeasure with regard to system traffic for cybersecurity purposes in effect identification of cybersecurity risks to federal systems.4:36:52 P.M. -H.R. 3523POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Mulvaney amendment No. 15, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Mulvaney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.4:35:26 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mulvaney amendment No. 15.4:34:17 P.M. -H.R. 3523An amendment, offered by Mr. Mulvaney,  numbered 15 printed in House Report 112-454 to sunset the provisions of the bill five years after the date of enactment.4:33:56 P.M. -H.R. 3523On agreeing to the Turner (OH) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.4:32:16 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Turner (OH) amendment No. 14.4:31:29 P.M. -H.R. 3523An amendment, offered by Mr. Turner (OH),  numbered 14 printed in House Report 112-454 to make a technical correction to definitions in Section 2(g) to provide consistency with other cyber security policies within the Executive branch and the Department of Defense.4:31:04 P.M. -H.R. 3523The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.4:30:45 P.M. -H.R. 3523Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3523 — “To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes.”4:30:13 P.M. -H.R. 3523Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3523 as unfinished business.4:29:56 P.M. -H.R. 3523ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Rogers of Michigan asked unanimous consent that, during further consideration of H.R. 3523 pursuant to H. Res. 631, amendments numbered 10 and 5 printed in House Report 112-454 may be considered out of sequence. Agreed to without objection.4:29:55 P.M. -H.R. 3523On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.4:29:31 P.M. -H.R. 3523Mr. Rogers (MI) moved that the committee rise.4:28:59 P.M. -H.R. 3523POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Goodlatte amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rogers (MI) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.4:23:26 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 13.4:22:41 P.M. -H.R. 3523An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte,  numbered 13 printed in House Report 112-454 to narrow definitions in the bill regarding what information may be identified, obtained, and shared.4:22:17 P.M. -H.R. 3523On agreeing to the Woodall amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.4:20:58 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Woodall amendment No. 12.4:20:21 P.M. -H.R. 3523An amendment, offered by Mr. Woodall,  numbered 12 printed in House Report 112-454 to ensure that those who choose not to participate in the voluntary program authorized by this bill are not subject to new liabilities.4:19:59 P.M. -H.R. 3523On agreeing to the Pompeo amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.4:17:03 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pompeo amendment No. 11.4:16:45 P.M. -H.R. 3523An amendment, offered by Mr. Pompeo,  numbered 11 printed in House Report 112-454 to clarify that nothing in the bill would alter existing authorities or provide new authority to any federal agency, including DOD, NSA, DHS or the Intelligence Community to install, employ, or otherwise use cybersecurity systems on private sector networks.4:15:42 P.M. -H.R. 3523On agreeing to the Flake amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.4:13:40 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment No. 9.4:12:57 P.M. -H.R. 3523An amendment, offered by Mr. Flake,  numbered 9 printed in House Report 112-454 to add a requirement to include a list of all federal agencies receiving information shared with the government in the report by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community required under the legislation.4:12:36 P.M. -H.R. 3523POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Mulvaney amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Mulvaney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.4:08:44 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mulvaney amendment No. 8.4:08:23 P.M. -H.R. 3523An amendment, offered by Mr. Mulvaney,  numbered 8 printed in House Report 112-454 to provide clear authority to the government to create reasonable procedures to protect privacy and civil liberties, consistent with the need of the government to protect federal systems and cybersecurity. Would also prohibit the federal government from retaining or using information shared pursuant to paragraph (b)(1) for anything other than a use permitted under paragraph (c)(1).4:07:54 P.M. -H.R. 3523POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Amash amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Amash demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.4:05:13 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Amash amendment No. 7.4:04:56 P.M. -H.R. 3523An amendment, offered by Mr. Amash,  numbered 7 printed in House Report 112-454 to prohibit the federal government from using, inter alia, library records, firearms sales records, and tax returns that it receives from private entities under CISPA.4:04:29 P.M. -H.R. 3523POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Quayle amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ruppersberger demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.3:58:42 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Quayle amendment No. 6.3:57:53 P.M. -H.R. 3523An amendment, offered by Mr. Quayle,  numbered 6 printed in House Report 112-454 to limit government use of shared cyber threat information to only 5 purposes: (1) cybersecurity; (2) investigation and prosecution of cybersecurity crimes; (3) protection of individuals from the danger of death or physical injury; (4) protection of minors from physical or psychological harm; and (5) protection of the national security of the United States.3:56:08 P.M. -H.R. 3523POSTPONED PROCEEDEINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Rogers (MI) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ruppersberger demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.3:51:41 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rogers (MI) amendment No. 4.3:51:16 P.M. -H.R. 3523An amendment, offered by Mr. Rogers (MI),  numbered 4 printed in House Report 112-454 to make clear that regulatory information already required to be provided remains FOIAable under current law.3:51:03 P.M. -H.R. 3523On agreeing to the Pompeo amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.3:48:09 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pompeo amendment No. 3.3:47:48 P.M. -H.R. 3523An amendment, offered by Mr. Pompeo,  numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-454 to make clear in the bill’s liability provision that the reference to the use of cybersecurity systems is the use of such systems to identify and obtain cyber threat information or the sharing of information are not exempt from potential civil liability.3:46:26 P.M. -H.R. 3523POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Langevin amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Langevin demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.3:35:51 P.M. -H.R. 3523DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment No. 1.3:35:26 P.M. -H.R. 3523An amendment, offered by Mr. Langevin,  numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-454 to expand eligibility to participate in the voluntary information sharing program created in the bill to include critical infrastructure owners and operators, which allows entities that are not entirely privately owned, such as airports, utilities, and public transit systems, to receive vital cybersecurity information and better secure their networks against cyber threats.2:22:00 P.M. -H.R. 3523GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3523.2:21:26 P.M. -H.R. 3523The Speaker designated the Honorable Judy Biggert to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.2:21:25 P.M. -H.R. 3523House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 631 and Rule XVIII.2:21:09 P.M. -H.R. 3523Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3523 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-20 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. The rule further provides that it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of April 27, 2012, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules. The rule provides further for a closed rule for consideration of H.R. 4628. The rule2:21:04 P.M. -H.R. 3523Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 631. H.R. 3523 — “To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes.”2:16:23 P.M. -H.R. 2240Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:16:18 P.M. -H.R. 2240On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.2:16:00 P.M. -H.R. 2240Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2240 — “To authorize the exchange of land or interest in land between Lowell National Historical Park and the city of Lowell in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for other purposes.”2:15:59 P.M. -UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.2:15:22 P.M. -H. Res. 631Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:15:21 P.M. -H. Res. 631On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 – 185 (Roll no. 183).2:06:49 P.M. -H. Res. 631On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 241 – 179 (Roll no. 182).12:29:00 P.M. -H. Res. 631DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 631.12:27:58 P.M. -H. Res. 631Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 631 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3523) to provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cyber security entities, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4628) to extend student loan interest rates for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans; and for other purposes.”12:04:36 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.12:04:18 P.M. -PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Higgins to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.12:04:13 P.M. -The Speaker announced approval of the Journal.  Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.12:02:40 P.M. -Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.12:00:38 P.M. -The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 26.11:05:00 A.M. -The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.10:54:32 A.M. -MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House continued with further Morning-Hour Debate.10:54:10 A.M. -The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 1789. The message further stated appointments were made to the U.S.-Japan Interparliamentary Group conference.10:00:44 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.10:00:37 A.M. -The Speaker designated the Honorable Bill Flores to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.10:00:10 A.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.