a message from NAACP ~~ Alex Odeh


naacpOn October 11, 1985, civil rights activist Alex Odeh was killed in a terrorist attack in Santa Ana, California. As he opened the door to the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee office, a pipe bomb exploded. He died from his injuries.

That’s the tragic part of the story. The deplorable: nearly two decades later, the three chief suspects remain free.

Today is the anniversary of Alex Odeh’s assassination. Join us in calling on the Department of Justice to hold his murderers responsible for their crime.

Demand justice for Alex Odeh

Alex Odeh was living the definition of the American dream.

Having immigrated to the United States from the West Bank, he was a lecturer and a poet. He had started a family and was working for a cause he believed in: protecting and defending the civil rights of Arab Americans.

The lack of action on his case is inexplicable. The FBI almost immediately identified the people behind the bombing, yet no indictments or charges have been made.

As you can imagine, this situation has been heartbreaking for Alex Odeh’s loved ones. But it should also disturb all of us who rely on this country’s criminal justice system. We don’t have to stand for it.

Tell the Department of Justice to demonstrate a strong commitment to justice for all Americans in their stance on terrorism, and bring Alex Odeh’s killers into custody:

http://action.naacp.org

Thank you,

Benjamin Todd Jealous
President and CEO
NAACP

the Senate considers S.1569,a bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the USgovt ~~ CONGRESS 10/12 ~~ the House considers, appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs


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The Senate stands in adjournment until 11:00am on Saturday, October 12, 2013.

The time until noon will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

 At noon, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1569, a bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014.

By unanimous consent, the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #340, the nomination of Lt. Gen. James M. Kowalski, to be Lieutenant General in the Air Force.

12:00 noon The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1569, a bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014;

Not Invoked: 53-45

Senator Reid changed his vote to no and entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote at a later time.

The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair

2:15pm The Senate has reconvened and has resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1569, a bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTE

1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1569, a bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014; Not Invoked: 53-46

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Discharged the Energy Committee and passed S.812, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take actions to implement the Agreement between the United States of America and the United Mexican States Concerning Transboundary Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico.

Began the Rule 14 process of H.J.Res.76, National Nuclear Security Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014.

Completed the Rule 14 process of H.J.Res.79, Border Security and Enforcement Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014.

EXECUTIVE ITEMS

Confirmed Executive Calendar #340, the nomination of Lt. Gen. James M. Kowalski, to be Lieutenant General in the Air Force.

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Last Floor Action:
8:28:20 P.M. – The House adjourned.

The next meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on October 12, 2013.

DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.J. Res. 80.

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