The Senate will meet on the following dates at the following times for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted:
Friday, October 5th at 1:00pm
Tuesday, October 9th at 11:00am
Friday, October 12th at 10:30am
Tuesday, October 16th at 10:00am
Friday, October 19th at 11:00am
Tuesday, October 23rd at 1:00pm
Friday, October 26th at 1:00pm
Tuesday, October 30th at 10:00am
Friday, November 2nd at 11:00am
Tuesday, November 6th at 11:00am
Friday, November 9th at 10:00am
The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on October 9, 2012.
||The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
||The Speaker designated the Honorable Scott DesJarlais to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
||Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
||The Chair announced that pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 788, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
||PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Cummings to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
||The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3(b) of H. Res. 788. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on October 9, 2012.
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Science and the Presidential Election
Well, the first presidential debate is over, and barely a word was said about science. So how would the candidates use science to inform the decisions they make?
This summer, the Union of Concerned Scientists teamed up with Science Debate and many other scientific organizations—including the National Academies of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Physical Society—to come up with fourteen science policy questions for the presidential candidates. Read the answers that President Obama and Governor Romney provided.
Ask Your Own Questions
UCS also joined a suite of government transparency organizations to put together 10 questions you can ask candidates at any level about how they would ensure that we know more about how government makes decisions—and on what basis. These questions cover a lot of ground, from freedom-of-information laws, to whistleblower protection, to how to follow the money the government spends. Read the questions and consider approaching candidates who are campaigning near you.
Register to Vote
Election Day is November 6, and in some states, the registration deadline is swiftly approaching. Turbovote provides a quick and easy way to register (or update your voter registration) in any state.
At the site, you can also request and absentee ballot or sign up for reminders. Voter requirements have changed in some states, too, so head over to Turbovote and make sure you’re registered and have the necessary documents to vote. In many states, you can also confirm that you are registered online.
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