U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) – June 2013


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06/28/2013 02:25 PM EDT
June 26, 2013 – MINNEAPOLIS – In June 2013, Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) initiated four medical device notifications to customers worldwide about the SynchroMed Implantable Infusion System. These notifications provide clinicians with information to help identify and manage issues that impact the safe and reliable delivery of therapy using the SynchroMed Implantable Infusion System.
06/28/2013 01:15 PM EDT
Miami, Florida Dolphin Intertrade Corp. is voluntary recalling “JaDera” and “Xiyouji Qingzhi” Weight Loss Supplement. These product have been found to contain undeclared Sibutramine, Sibutramine was a previously approved controlled substance for the treatment of obesity that was removed from the U.S. market in October 2010 for safety reasons, making this product an unapproved new drug.
06/26/2013 09:22 PM EDT
Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Oregon today announced it is voluntarily recalling 5,091 cases (61,092 eight ounce bags) of Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels. Based on an ongoing epidemiological and traceback investigation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of an illness outbreak, the kernels have the potential to be contaminated with Hepatitis A virus.
06/25/2013 09:02 PM EDT
Schenectady, NY: Price Chopper Supermarket is voluntarily recalling three varieties of Burst Cookies- Brownie, Almond and Raspberry- a frozen cookie produced by Jacqueline’s Wholesale Bakery and baked off in all of the chain’s in-store bakeries, due to the presence of milk, a known allergen, which was not declared on the ingredient label. The product is not harmful in any way to those who are not allergic to milk products.
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06/22/2013 02:24 PM EDT Beta Labs, LTD (“Beta”), dietary supplement retailer, is recalling Oxyphen XR
Lot #s 200910 and 200911, Phentalene Lot # 58800512, Phen FX Lot # 1205129, and Red Vipers Lot # 1205128 (hereinafter referred to as the “Products”). The recall was initiated on June 15, 2013, after a review of recent FDA communications related to 1,3 dimethylamylamine (“DMAA”). The Products contain DMAA.
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06/21/2013 01:58 PM EDT
Taylor Farms New Jersey, Inc. of Swedesboro, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Black Forest Ham and Cheese on a Pretzel Roll with Swiss Cheese and Country Dijon Honey Mustard because they have the potential of containing an undeclared tree nut allergen. People who have severe sensitivity or allergies to tree nuts may run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
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06/19/2013 05:27 PM EDT
Holtsville, NY, Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. today announced that this firm is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall to the user level of the over-the-counter drug product, Rugby label Enteric Coated Aspirin Tablets, 81 mg, Lot 13A026. Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. first initiated the recall on June 17, 2013, after receiving a complaint about a bottle labeled as Enteric Coated Aspirin Tablets, 81 mg, actually containing Acetaminophen 500 mg tablets
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06/19/2013 05:24 PM EDT
Garden-Fresh Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of Archer Farms Smoked Salmon Dip that may contain undeclared allergens, fish and egg. Some of Archer Farms Smoked Salmon Dip may have inadvertently been filled in a limited amount of Bacon Parmesan Dip containers.
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06/18/2013 06:54 PM EDT
OSKRI Corp. of Lake Mills, WI is recalling “Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate”, “Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate Minis”, “Fig Dark Chocolate Bars” and “Almond Dark Chocolate Bars” because the dark chocolate contains milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
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06/18/2013 01:58 PM EDT
Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
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06/14/2013 09:16 PM EDT
See’s Company of San Francisco is recalling all Milk and Dark Raisins because it may contain undeclared tree nuts and eggs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (e.g.: almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews) and/or eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products
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06/14/2013 08:13 PM EDT
OSKRI Corp. of Lake Mills, WI is recalling “Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate”, “Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate Minis”, “Fig Dark Chocolate Bars” and “Almond Dark Chocolate Bars” because the dark chocolate contains milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
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06/14/2013 09:57 AM EDT
Lipari Foods of Warren, MI is recalling Raw Sunflower Seeds, Roasted Sunflower Seeds and Snack Mixes, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
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06/13/2013 09:04 PM EDT
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Dba “Vega” is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of nutrition bars due to finding trace amounts of milk in some lot codes

Bills & Hearings in the House ~~ June 2013 ~~


Friday, June 28, 2013

Hearing: H.R._______, the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013

9:00 AM | 2141 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law

Hearing: Examining Reforms to Improve the Medicare Part B Drug Program for Seniors

10:00 AM | 2322 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Health

Hearing: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1288, H.R. 1494,H.R. 1623, H.R. 1809, H.R. 2086, H.R. 2138, H.R. 2189, H.R. 2341, H.R. 2382 and H.R. 2423

10:00 AM | 334 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC 20515 Host: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs | Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

Hearing: Past, Present, and Future Irregular Warfare Challenges: Private Sector Perspectives

10:00 AM | 2118 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Armed Services | Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hearing: Assessing VA’s Capital Investment Options to Provide Veterans’ Care

10:00 AM | 334 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC
Host: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs | Full Committee

Hearing: Border Security Oversight: Identifying and Responding to Current Threats

9:00 AM | 2247 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Subcommittee on National Security

Hearing: Oversight of Rising Social Security Disability Claims and the Role of Administrative Law Judges

9:30 AM | 2154 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements

Markup: H.R. 1897, Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013: and H. Res. 131, Concerning the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

10:00 AM | 2172 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Full Committee

Hearing: Oversight Hearing on “The Management of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act”

10:00 AM | 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Host: Committee on Natural Resources | Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

Hearing: “School Meal Regulations: Discussing the Costs and Consequences for Schools and Students”

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Education and the Workforce | Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Markup: H.R. 1772, the the Legal Workforce Act and H.R. 2131, the SKILLS Visa Act

10:00 AM | 2141 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Full Committee

Hearing: A Tangle of Trade Barriers: How India’s Industrial Policy is Hurting U.S.. Companies

10:00 AM | 2123 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

Hearing: Full Committee Markup – FY 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill; and Revised Report on the Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2014

10:00 AM | 2359 Rayburn Host: Committee on Appropriations | Multiple Subcommittees

Hearing: Mobile Medical App Entrepreneurs: Changing the Face of Health Care

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Small Business | Subcommittee on Health and Technology

Hearing: Joint Hearing – Green Buildings – An Evaluation of Energy Savings Performance Contracts

10:00 AM | 2318 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology | Subcommittee on Oversight

Hearing: National Rail Policy: Examining Goals, Objectives, and Responsibilities

10:00 AM | 2167 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure | Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

Hearing: Equipping Carriers and Agencies in the Wireless Era

10:30 AM | 2322 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Markup: Markup of H.R. 1490, H.R. 1792, and H.R. 1804

2:00 PM | 334 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC
Host: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs | Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations

Hearing: JOINT HEARING: Next Steps in the U.S. – Republic of Korea Alliance

2:00 PM | 2172 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Hearing: Oversight Hearing on “Outdoor Recreation Opportunities on State, Local and Federal Land”

2:00 PM | 1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Host: Committee on Natural Resources | Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

Hearing: Addressing the Neglected Diseases Treatment Gap

2:00 PM | 2200 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hearing: The IRS Contracts with Strong Castle, Inc.

9:00 AM | 2154 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Full Committee

Hearing: A 21st Century Medicare: Bipartisan Proposals to Redesign the Program’s Outdated Benefit Structure

10:00 AM | 2322 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Health

Hearing: Broadcasting Board of Governors” An Agency Defunct

10:00 AM | 2172 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Full Committee

Markup: H.R. 1772, the the Legal Workforce Act and H.R. 2131, the SKILLS Visa Act

10:00 AM | 2141 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Full Committee

Hearing: H.R. 2346, “Secret Ballot Protection Act,” and H.R. 2347, “Representation Fairness Restoration Act”

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Education and the Workforce | Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

Hearing: America’s Energy Revolution: A New Path to Jobs and Economic Growth

10:00 AM | 210 Cannon HOB Host: Committee On The Budget | Full Committee

Hearing: Restoring U.S. Leadership in Weather Forecasting, Part 2

10:00 AM | 2318 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology | Subcommittee on Environment

Hearing: Coast Guard Readiness: Examining Cutter, Aircraft, and Communications Needs

10:00 AM | 2167 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure | Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

Hearing: Reducing Unnecessary and Costly Red Tape through Smarter Regulations

10:00 AM | G-50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building
Host: Joint Economic Committee |

Hearing: Challenges Facing America’s Businesses Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

10:15 AM | 2123 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Markup: Full Committee Markup – FY 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

10:30 AM | 2359 Rayburn Host: Committee on Appropriations | Multiple Subcommittees

Hearing: How Logistics Facilitate an Efficient Freight Transportation System

1:00 PM | 2167 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure | Full Committee

Hearing: Ready to Export: Small Business Policy Recommendations for USTR

1:00 PM Host: Committee on Small Business | Full Committee

Hearing: Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard: Government Perspectives

1:30 PM | 2123 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Energy and Power

Hearing: The Combined Federal Campaign: Making Every Dollar Count

1:30 PM | 2154 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census

Hearing: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 331, H.R. 821, H.R. 1357, H.R. 1796, H.R. 1842, H.R. 2011, H.R. 2150, H.R. 2210, H.R. 2327, and a draft bill entitled, “To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make an alternati

2:00 PM | 334 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC
Host: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs | Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

Markup: H.R. 1409, Export Promotion Reform Act: and H.R. 1926, State Trade Coordination Act

2:00 PM | 2172 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

Hearing: Oversight Hearing on “The Power Marketing Administrations: A Ratepayer Perspective”

2:00 PM | 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Host: Committee on Natural Resources | Subcommittee on Water and Power

Hearing: Turkey at a Crossroads: What do the Gezi Park Protests Mean for Democracy in the Region?

2:00 PM | 2172 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats

Friday, June 21, 2013

Field Hearing: Building a Better Partnership: Exploring the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s Regulation of Southern Appalachian Mining

9:30 AM | Mitchell City Couthouse, Bakersville, NC Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Subcommittee on Government Operations

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hearing: POSTPONED: Oversight Hearing on “Mining in America: Powder River Basin Coal Mining the Benefits and Challenges”

9:30 AM | 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Host: Committee on Natural Resources | Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

Hearing: Chairman Brady Announces Hearing on the 2013 Medicare Trustees Report

9:30 AM Host: Committee on Ways and Means | Subcommittee on Health

Hearing: ROOM CHANGE: Oversight Hearing on “Why Does the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Want to Expand the Boundaries of the Chickasaw and Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuges in Tennessee and at What Cost?”

9:30 AM | 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Host: Committee on Natural Resources | Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs

Hearing: “The Value of Education for Veterans at Public, Private and For-Profit Colleges and Universities”

10:00 AM | 334 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC
Host: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs | Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

Hearing: The New Domestic Energy Paradigm: Potential for Small Businesses and the Economy

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Small Business | Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade

Hearing: A Competitive Edge for American Manufacturing: Abundant American Energy

10:00 AM | 2123 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

Hearing: Ethiopia After Meles: The Future of Democracy and Human Rights

10:00 AM | 2172 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Markup: H.R. 5, “Student Success Act”

9:00 AM Host: Committee on Education and the Workforce | Full Committee

Hearing: Federal Government Approaches to Issuing Biometric IDs: Part II

9:30 AM | 2154 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Subcommittee on Government Operations

Hearing: Subcommittee Mark Up – FY 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Bill

10:00 AM | 2358-A Rayburn Host: Committee on Appropriations | Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Markup: H.R. 1871, H.R. 1874

10:00 AM | 210 Cannon HOB Host: Committee On The Budget | Full Committee

Hearing: NASA Authorization Act of 2013

10:00 AM | 2318 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology | Subcommittee on Space

Hearing: Chairman Johnson Announces Hearing on Encouraging Work Through the Social Security Disability Insurance Program

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Ways and Means | Subcommittee on Social Security

Hearing: Made in the USA: Stories of American Manufacturers

1:00 PM Host: Committee on Small Business | Full Committee

Hearing: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1490 ‘Veterans’ Privacy Act;’ H.R. 1792, ‘Infectious Disease Reporting Act;’ and H.R. 1804, ‘Foreign Travel Accountability Act’

1:30 PM | 334 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC
Host: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs | Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations

Hearing: Regional Security Cooperation: An Examination of the Central American Regional Security Initiative -CARSI- and the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative -CBSI

2:00 PM | 2172 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hearing: Reinventing Government

9:00 AM | 2154 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Full Committee

Markup: H.R. 2278, the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act-The SAFE Act

10:00 AM | 2141 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Full Committee

Hearing: Threat, Risk and Vulnerability: The Future of the TWIC Program

10:00 AM | 311 Cannon HOB Host: Committee on Homeland Security | Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security

Hearing: Oversight Hearing on “Citizen and Agency Perspectives on the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act”

10:00 AM | 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Host: Committee on Natural Resources | Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

Hearing: The Impacts of DOT’s Commercial Driver Hours of Service Regulations

10:00 AM | 2167 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure | Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

Hearing: “Promoting the Accuracy and Accountability of the Davis-Bacon Act”

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Education and the Workforce | Subcommittee on Workforce Protections

Hearing: Continuing Concerns Over BioWatch and the Surveillance of Bioterrorism

10:00 AM | 2322 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Hearing: Department of Energy Science and Technology Priorities

10:15 AM | 2318 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology | Full Committee

Hearing: U.S. Energy Abundance: Regulatory, Market, and Legal Barriers to Export

10:15 AM | 2123 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Energy and Power

Hearing: Subcommittee Mark Up – FY 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

10:30 AM | 2362-B Rayburn Host: Committee on Appropriations | Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

Hearing: Elections in Iran: The Regime Cementing its Control

10:30 AM | 2172 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa

Hearing: Oversight Hearing on “Update from tribal leaders and tribal telecommunications providers on the implementation of the Federal Communications Commission’s rule on the Universal Service Fund”

11:00 AM | 1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Host: Committee on Natural Resources | Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs

Hearing: Chairman Reichert Announces Hearing Reviewing How Today’s Fragmented Welfare System Fails to Lift Up Poor Families

2:00 PM Host: Committee on Ways and Means | Subcommittee on Human Resources

Hearing: Why Are Veterans Waiting Years on Appeal?: A Review of the Post-Decision Process for Appealed Veterans’ Disability Benefits Claims

2:30 PM | 334 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC
Host: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs | Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

Monday, June 17, 2013

Hearing: H.R. 1947 and H.R. 1797

5:00 PM | H-313 Capitol Host: Committee on Rules | Full Committee

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hearing: Why Can’t DHS Better Communicate with the American People?

9:00 AM | 311 Cannon HOB Host: Committee on Homeland Security | Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency

Hearing: Closed Hearing on Ongoing Intelligence Activities

9:00 AM | HVC304 Capitol Host: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence | Full Committee

Hearing: Defining the Problem and Scope of Over-criminalization and Over-federalization

9:00 AM | 2237 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Over-Criminalization Task Force

Hearing: Chairman Brady Announces Hearing on the President’s and Other Bipartisan Proposals to Reform Medicare Post-Acute Care Payments

9:30 AM Host: Committee on Ways and Means | Subcommittee on Health

Hearing: Examining the Federal Government’s Response to the Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis

9:30 AM | 2123 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Health

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Markup: Full

Hearing: Closed Hearing on the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

10:00 AM | HVC304 Capitol Host: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence | Full Committee

Hearing: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 553, H.R. 1308, H.R. 1399, H.R. 1425, H.R. 1491, and H.R. 2219

10:00 AM | 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Host: Committee on Natural Resources | Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs

Hearing: Examining the Government’s Record on Implementing the International Religious Freedom Act

10:00 AM | 2154 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Subcommittee on National Security

Hearing: Oversight Hearing on “Mining in America: The Administration’s Use of Claim Maintenance Fees and Cleanup of Abandoned Mine Lands”

10:00 AM | 1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Host: Committee on Natural Resources | Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

Hearing: The Fiscal Year 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Budget

10:00 AM | 2123 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Energy and Power

Hearing: “Keeping College Within Reach: Discussing Program Quality through Accreditation”

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Education and the Workforce | Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training

Hearing: Oversight Hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation

10:00 AM | 2141 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Full Committee

Hearing: Title I of the Toxic Substances Control Act: Understanding its History and Reviewing its Impact

10:15 AM | 2322 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy

Hearing: Closed Hearing on Ongoing Intelligence Activities

2:00 PM | HVC304 Capitol Host: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence | Full Committee

Hearing: H.R. 2278, the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act -The SAFE Act

2:00 PM | 2141 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on the Judiciary |

Committee Mark Up – FY 2014 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

10:00 AM | 2359 Rayburn Host: Committee on Appropriations | Multiple Subcommittees

Hearing: Putting the Strategy in Sourcing: Challenge and Opportunities for Small Business Contractors

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Small Business | Contracting and Workforce Subcommittee

Hearing: Camp Announces Hearing on Tax Reform: Tax Havens, Base Erosion and Profit-Shifting

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Ways and Means | Full Committee

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hearing: Protecting Taxpayer Dollars: Is the Government Using Suspension and Debarment Effectively?

9:30 AM | 2154 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Full Committee

Hearing: Protecting the Homeland Against Mumbai-Style Attacks and the Threat from Lashkar-e-Taiba

10:00 AM | 311 Cannon HOB Host: Committee on Homeland Security | Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence

Markup: H.R. 1797 and H.R. 1944

10:00 AM | 2141 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Full Committee

Hearing: Full Committee Markup on H.R. 412, H.R. 657, H.R. 697, H.R. 740, H.R. 841, H.R. 931, H.R. 1126, H.R. 1411, H.R. 1497, H.R. 1548, H.R. 1825, H.R. 1964, H.R. 2166, and H.R. 2231

10:00 AM | 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Host: Committee on Natural Resources |

Hearing: The Need for Medicaid Reform: A State Perspective

10:00 AM | 2322 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Health

Hearing: Modernizing U.S. International Food Aid: Reaching More for Less

10:00 AM | 2172 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Full Committee

Hearing: “Strengthening the Multiemployer Pension System: What Reforms Should Policymakers Consider?”

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Education and the Workforce | Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

Hearing: Lessons Learned from the Boeing 787 Incidents

10:00 AM | 2167 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure | Subcommittee on Aviation

Hearing: Background Check: Achievability of New Ozone Standards

10:00 AM | 2318 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology | Subcommittee on Environment

Hearing: Chairman Nunes Announces Hearing on U.S.-Brazil Trade and Investment Relationship: Opportunities and Challenges

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Ways and Means | Trade

Markup: Full Committee Mark Up – FY 2014 Defense Appropriations Bill

10:00 AM | 2359 Rayburn Host: Committee on Appropriations | Multiple Subcommittees

Hearing: The Satellite Television Law: Repeal, Reauthorize, or Revise?

10:30 AM | 2123 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Hearing: The Seasonal Employment Needs of Small Tourism Businesses and H-2B Visa Policy

1:00 PM Host: Committee on Small Business | Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access

Hearing: American NGOs Under Attack in Morsi’s Egypt

1:00 PM | 2172 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa

Hearing: The Department of Defense and the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

1:00 PM | 210 Cannon HOB Host: Committee On The Budget | Full Committee

Hearing: Amendment Consideration on H.R. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

2:00 PM | H-313 Capitol Host: Committee on Rules | Full Committee

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Business Meeting: H.R. 1960 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

10:00 AM | H-312 Capitol Host: Committee on Rules | Full Committee

Hearing: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2231

11:00 AM | 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Host: Committee on Natural Resources | Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Field Hearing: The Delphi Pension Bailout: Unequal Treatment of Retirees

10:00 AM | Room 150 at the Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Subcommittee on Government Operations

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Field Hearing: The Importance of the Northeast Corridor

10:00 AM | Room 4500, Moynihan Station New York, New York Host: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure | Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hearing: Collected and Wasted: The IRS Spending Culture and Conference Abuses

9:30 AM | 2154 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Full Committee

Hearing: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2231

10:00 AM | 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Host: Committee on Natural Resources | Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

Hearing: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 412, H.R. 585, H.R. 664, H.R. 1495, H.R. 1513, H.R. 2166, and H.R. 2192

10:00 AM | 1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Host: Committee on Natural Resources | Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

Hearing: H.R. 1123, the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act

10:00 AM | 2141 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

Hearing: Financing America’s Small Businesses: Innovative Ideas for Raising Capital

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Small Business | Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Markup: Subcommittee Mark Up – FY 2014 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

9:30 AM | 2362-A Rayburn Host: Committee on Appropriations | Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Hearing: OPM’s Revolving Fund: A Cycle of Government Waste?

9:30 AM | 2247 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census

Hearing: A Crisis Mismanaged: Obama’s Failed Syria Policy

10:00 AM | 2172 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa

Hearing: Chairman Johnson Announces Hearing on How Social Security Protects the Benefits of Those Who Cannot Protect Themselves

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Ways and Means | Social Security

Hearing: A Review of the United States Army Corps of Engineers Chief’s Reports

10:00 AM | 2167 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure | Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Hearing: Reforming SGR: Prioritizing Quality in a Modernized Physician Payment System

10:00 AM | 2123 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Health

Hearing: Up Against the Blend Wall: Examing EPA’s Role in the Renewable Fuel Standard

10:00 AM | 2154 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements

Hearing: Joint Hearing – Federal Efforts to Reduce the Impacts of Windstorms

10:00 AM | 2318 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology | Subcommittee on Technology

Hearing: H.R. 1493, the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013

10:00 AM | 2141 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law

Hearing: Subcommittee Mark Up – FY 2014 Defense Appropriations Bill

11:00 AM | H-140 Capitol Host: Committee on Appropriations | Subcommittee on Defense

Hearing: Reducing Duplication and Promoting Efficiency at The SBA: The Inspector General’s View

1:00 PM Host: Committee on Small Business | Full Committee

Hearing: U.S. Relations with Vietnam

2:00 PM | 2172 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hearing: CLOSED: Ongoing Intelligence Activities

9:00 AM | HVC304 Capitol Host: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence | Select…

Hearing: Emergency MGMT 2.0: How SocialMedia and New Tech are Transforming Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Disasters Part1 Private sector

10:00 AM | 311 Cannon HOB Host: Committee on Homeland Security | Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications

Hearing: Ways and Means to Hold Hearing with Organizations Targeted by Internal Revenue Service for Their Personal Beliefs

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Ways and Means | Full Committee

Hearing: Our Nation of Builders: Home Economics

10:00 AM | 2123 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

Hearing: The Department of Justice’s Handling of Known or Suspected Terrorists Admitted into the Federal Witness Security Program

10:00 AM | 2141 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Hearing: “Reviewing the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services”

10:00 AM Host: Committee on Education and the Workforce | Full Committee

Hearing: Oversight Hearing on “Defining Species Conservation Success: Tribal, State and Local Stewardship vs. Federal Courtroom Battles and Sue-and-Settle Practices”

10:00 AM | 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Host: Committee on Natural Resources | Full Committee

Hearing: STEM Education: The Administration’s Proposed Reorganization

10:00 AM | 2318 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology | Full Committee

Hearing: H.R. 2115, The Voter Registration Efficiency Act

11:00 AM | 1310 Longworth HOB Host: Committee on House Administration | Full Committee

Business Meeting: Committee Meeting

11:00 AM | 1310 Longworth HOB Host: Committee on House Administration | Full Committee

Markup: H.R. 1797, the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; and, H.R. 1944, the Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2013

1:00 PM | 2141 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice

Hearing: How Secure is Veterans’ Private Information?

2:30 PM | 334 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC 20515 Host: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs | Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Hearing: Continuing Repression by the Vietnamese Government

2:30 PM | 2172 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Hearing: Oversight Hearing – Internal Revenue Service

3:00 PM | 2359 Rayburn Host: Committee on Appropriations |

Hearing: Tragic Anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests and Massacre

3:00 PM | 2172 Rayburn HOB Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations

Hearing: H.R. 2216 and H.R. 2217

5:00 PM | H-313 Capitol Host: Committee on Rules | Full Committee

Hearing: H.R. 2216 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014

5:00 PM | H-313 Capitol Host: Committee on Rules | Full Committee

the Senate S.744 ~~ CONGRESS ~~ the House HR1613


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SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Thursday, June 27, 2013, as a further mark of respect of the late Senator Hathaway of Maine.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, with the time until 11:30am equally divided and controlled between the two Managers or their designees, and with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

 At 11:30am, there will be 3 roll call votes:

–          Confirmation of Confirmation of Executive Calendar #179, the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation

–          Adoption of the committee-reported substitute amendment, as amended to S.744 and

–          Motion to invoke cloture on S.744, as amended, if amended.

If cloture is invoked on S.744, post-cloture time will run as if cloture were invoked at 7:00am on Thursday.  We hope to yield back some post-cloture debate time and vote on passage of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill Thursday afternoon.

At 11:30am there will be 3 roll call votes on the following items:

–          Confirmation of Executive Calendar #179, the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation (majority vote threshold);

–          Adoption of the committee-reported substitute amendment, as amended to S.744 (majority vote threshold); and

–          Motion to invoke cloture on S.744, as amended, if amended, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill (60-vote threshold).

If cloture is invoked on S.744, the 30 hours of post-cloture time will run as if cloture were invoked at 7:00am this morning. If all time is used, the post-cloture time would expire at 1pm tomorrow; however, we hope to obtain consent to yield back time and vote on passage today.

In his opening statement this morning, Senator Reid asked that senators vote from their desks on passage of the bill, whether the vote be tomorrow or later today. Senator Reid said that if senators are not on the floor prior to the vote we would have a live quorum in order to get people to the floor. Senators will be notified when the vote is scheduled.

Senator Leahy asked unanimous consent the following amendments be called up, en bloc; that the clerks be authorized to modify the instruction lines, where necessary, to match the intended page and line numbers of the committee-reported substitute, as amended; and the Senate then proceed to vote on adoption of the amendments, en bloc:

–          Baucus-Tester #1512;

–          Boxer #1240;

–          Brown #1597;

–          Cardin-Kirk #1286;

–          Carper-McCain #1558, as modified with changes that are at the desk;

–          Carper #1590;

–          Coats #1288;

–          Coats #1373;

–          Coburn #1509;

–          Coons #1715;

–          Flake #1472;

–          Heinrich #1342;

–          Heinrich #1417;

–          Heinrich #1559;

–          Heitkamp #1593;

–          Klobuchar-Landrieu-Coats-Blunt #1261;

–          Klobuchar-Coats-Landrieu-Blunt #1526;

–          Landrieu-Coats #1338;

–          Landrieu-Cochran #1383;

–          Leahy #1454;

–          Leahy #1455;

–          Murphy #1451;

–          Murray-Crapo #1368;

–          Nelson-Wicker #1618;

–          Reed #1223;

–          Reed #1608;

–          Schatz-Kirk #1416;

–          Shaheen-Ayotte #1272;

–          Stabenow-Collins #1405;

–          Toomey #1236;

–          Udall (NM) #1241; and

–          Udall (NM) #1242.

Senator Cornyn objected.

11:36am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Confirmation of Executive Calendar #179, the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation;

Confirmed: 100-0

The following pending amendments fell on points of order:

–       Reed #1224

–       Cruz #1320

–       Boxer #1240

12:04pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on adoption of the committee-reported substitute amendment, as amended to S.744 (majority vote threshold);

Agreed To: 68-32

12:20 The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.744, as amended, if amended, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill (60-vote threshold);

Invoked: 68-0

Cloture on S.744, as amended, if amended, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, was invoked 68-32.

At 4pm the Senate will proceed to vote on passage of S.744, as amended, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill. Senators are asked to vote from their desks.

The time until 4pm will be equally divided between the Chair and Ranking Member, or their designees; with the final 20 minutes equally divided, with the Majority Leader controlling the final ten minutes;

The following Senators have 8 minutes each from the Majority’s time:

–          Senator Flake;

–          Senator Bennet;

–          Senator Rubio;

–          Senator Menendez;

–          Senator Graham;

–          Senator Durbin;

–          Senator McCain; and

–          Senator Schumer.

Senator Landrieu have 5 minutes from the Majority’s time.

4:11pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act;

Passed: 68-32

Senator Reed (RI) asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass S.1238, the Keep Student Loans Affordable Act, the text of which is at the Desk.

Senator McConnell objected.

Senator McConnell then asked consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of a bill introduced earlier today by Senators Manchin, King, Alexander, Coburn, Burr, and Carper (S.1241), that there be 1 hour for debate equally divided, with no amendments in order, the bill be subject to any applicable points of order, and that following the use or yielding back of time and disposition of any waivers if necessary, the bill be read a third time and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill.

Senator Reed (RI) objected.

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The next vote is expected to begin at approximately 5:30pm on Monday, July 8.

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #97 Jennifer A. Dorsey, of Nevada, to be United States District for the District of Nevada. There will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form. Following the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination.

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #186 Derek Anthony West, of California, to be Associate Attorney General. There will be one hour for debate equally divided in the usual form. Following the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination.

On Monday, July 8, 2013, at 5:00 pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #90, the nomination of Gregory Alan Phillips, of Wyoming, to be United Sates Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit. There will be up to 30 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTES

1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #179, the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation; Confirmed: 100-0

2)      Committee-reported substitute amendment, as amended to S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act; Agreed to: 68-32

3)      Motion to invoke cloture on S.744, as amended; Invoked: 68-32

4)      Passage of S.744, as amended; Passed: 68-32

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Discharged the Banking Committee and passed H.R.324, to grant the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the First Special Service Force, in recognition of its superior service during World War II.

Passed H.R.2383, to designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge”.

Passed H.R.1151, to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly, and for other purposes.

Adopted S.Con.Res.19, provided for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and adjournment of the House.

Adopted S.Res.192, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the significance of this battle in the history of the United States.

 

EXECUTIVE ITEMS

Confirmed Executive Calendar #187 Howard A. Shelanski – to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget by voice vote

Discharged the Commerce committee and confirmed:

PN121 Marietta Robinson, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and

PN500 Ann Marie Buerkle, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Confirmed the following items:

All nominations on the Secretary’s desk in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, and Navy.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Executive Calendar #145 Sylvia M. Becker – to be a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States for the term expiring September 30, 2013

Executive Calendar #146 Sylvia M. Becker – to be a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States for the term expiring September 30, 2016

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

Executive Calendar #177 Brian C. Deese – to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget

COAST GUARD

Executive Calendar #181 Rear Adm. Steven E. Day, USCGR – to be Rear Admiral

FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD

Executive Calendar #183 William S. Jasien – to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 2015.

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Executive Calendar #188 Daniel M. Tangherlini – to be Administrator of General Services

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

Executive Calendar #190 Allison M. Macfarlane – to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2018 (Reappointment)

AIR FORCE

Executive Calendar #195 Lt. Gen. Frank Gorenc – to be General

NAVY

Executive Calendar #196 Rear Adm. Philip S. Davidson – to be Vice Admiral

ARMY

Executive Calendar #197 Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington – to be Lieutenant General

NAVY

Executive Calendar #198 Capt. Stephen M. Pachuta – to be Rear Admiral (lower half)

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Last Floor Action:
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David Simas, The White House


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The carbon pollution that causes climate change isn’t a distant threat, the risk to public health isn’t a hypothetical, and it’s clear we have a moral obligation to act.

The 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15 years, and 2012 was the hottest one we’ve ever recorded. When carbon pollutes the air, the risk of asthma attacks increases. When the Earth’s atmosphere fundamentally changes, we see more heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and floods.

These events also create an economic imperative to act. When farms wash away and crops wilt, food prices go up. Last year, we saw 11 different weather disasters that each cost the United States more than $1 billion.

And confronting this challenge isn’t just about preventing disaster — it’s also about moving America forward in a way that creates hundreds of thousands of good, new, clean energy jobs. It’s about wasting less energy, which saves money for every business and every family in America.

So the debate’s over. It’s time for action. 

Here’s what President Obama is announcing today. Check it out, then help to spread the word.

First, he’s laying out a plan to cut carbon pollution in America — by working to cut pollution from power plants, protect the health of our kids, boost clean energy, and revamp our transportation sector for the 21st century. Second, he’s preparing the United States for the impacts of these changes — by building stronger, safer communities and developing resources to make our country more resilient. And finally, he’s leading international efforts to combat global climate change.

We’ve put together a graphic that breaks this all down — from the effects we’re already seeing to the specific actions we’re going to take to lead this fight.

No single step can reverse the effects of climate change, but that’s no excuse for inaction. We have a moral obligation to leave our kids a planet that’s not broken and polluted.

So here’s what we’re going to do:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/climate-action-plan

Share President Obama’s plan to make sure people in your community understand why we’re taking these steps and what comes next.

Thanks!

David

David Simas Deputy Senior Advisor White House

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