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FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, September 9, 2013.

At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following items:

–          Executive Calendar #184 Valerie E. Caproni – to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York and

–          Executive Calendar #185 Vernon S. Broderick – to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

There will be up to 30 minutes of debate on the nomination equally divided and controlled in the usual form.  Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 5:30pm), the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations.  Only roll call vote is expected Monday evening; one of the nominations is expected to be confirmed by voice vote.

5:34pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #184, Valerie E. Caproni, of New York, to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Confirmed: 73-24

The Broderick nomination was confirmed by voice vote. The Senate is now in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes tonight.

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTE

1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #184, the nomination of Valerie E. Caproni, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; Confirmed: 73-24

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Adopted S.Res.220, to authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of Wade vs. Miller, et al.

 EXECUTIVE ITEMS

Confirmed Executive Calendar #185, Vernon S. Broderick, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York by voice vote.

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House Floor Activities Legislative Day of September 09, 2013

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Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 11:00am with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

At 11:00am, the Senate will resume the motion to proceed to Legislative Calendar #166, S.J.Res.21, to authorize the limited and specified use of the United States Armed Forces against Syria.  The time until 12:00pm will be equally divided Senators will be permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.

The Senate will recess from 12:00pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

After the Senate convened today, Senator Reid renewed the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.21, to authorize limited use of the Armed Forces against Syria.

 There was a previous order that the Senate proceed to the consideration of S.1392, the Energy Efficiency bill sponsored by Senators Shaheen and Portman, at 11am today. By consent, the order was modified that the motion to proceed be agreed to at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader with the concurrence of the Republican Leader.

Under the previous order, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:00am, with the time equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees.

The Senate will continue to debate the motion to proceed to the Syria resolution today. The Senate will recess from 12:00 noon until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

By unanimous consent the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #191, the nomination of Georgia, Marilyn A. Brown, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2017 (Reappointment).

 The Senate is now debating the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.21, Syria, with the time until 12:00 noon equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees.

WRAP UP

No ROLL CALL VOTES

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Adopted S.Res.221, designating the week of October 7 through October 13, 2013, as “Naturopathic Medicine Week” to recognize the value of naturopathic medicine in providing safe, effective, and affordable health care.

Discharged the Finance committee from further consideration of S.1427, the Family Farmer Bankruptcy Clarification Act, and referred it to the Judiciary committee.

EXECUTIVE ITEMS

Confirmed Executive Calendar #191, Marilyn A. Brown – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2017.

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Last Floor Action: 9/10
2:25:48 P.M. – The Speaker announced that
the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

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Digging into our Roots!


NMAAHC -- National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Searching for Your Roots
This event is full. However, please join us via webcast at nmaahc.si.edu/Events/SearchingforYourRoots.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
We share a basic drive to discover our own personal stories that explain who we are — and where we come from. In the 2012 PBS series, Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates Jr. explored “the DNA of American culture.” Gates enlisted his own corps of discovery — leading genealogists, geneticists, and ancestry genetic testing companies — to uncover the ancestry of celebrities in each episode. This very team has been busy tracing the genetic histories of tonight’s guests, the Smithsonian’s own Lonnie Bunch, director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Washington Week’s Gwen Ifill. Gates will reveal their ancestral backgrounds, discovered through historical records and genomic data, live on stage. Ifill and Bunch will explore the results and comment on what they’ve learned.
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After the ancestral reveal, the program continues with a discussion on the promise and limitations of genomic research and ancestral inference genetic testing. Panelists include:
Aravinda Chakravarti, professor, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University;
Charmaine Royal, faculty, Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, and associate research professor, Department of African and African American Studies, Duke University;
Joanna Mountain, senior director of research, 23andMe.
The panel moderator is Vence Bonham, associate investigator, National Human Genome Research Institute. A question-and-answer session with the audience follows.
Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.
For more information, email NMAAHCPROGRAMS@si.edu.
 
Presented in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Museum of Natural History, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

No Kid Hungry campaign


SHARE OUR STRENGTH - NO KID HUNGRY - Watch now: a special message from Jeff Bridges

I want to be the first to welcome you to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign! Our children are our future and taking care of them is the most important thing you and I can do. By asking your state governor to support summer meals programs on Care2, you’ve joined thousands of fellow Americans who are making our nation’s kids a priority — and connecting them with the healthy meals they need to grow, thrive and be happy.
As the national spokesperson for the No Kid Hungry campaign, you’ll be hearing from me throughout the year and also from my friend Billy Shore, founder of Share Our Strength.

All the best,
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Jeff Bridges
National Spokesperson, No Kid Hungry