Inequality In Focus


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America’s Disturbing And Pervasive Inequality, In Three Charts

The Census Bureau’s latest estimates of income and poverty released Tuesday reveal that, despite the economic recovery, inequality remains a massive problem in the United States. We’ve assembled three charts that demonstrate the how deeply the problem runs in our society:

1. Income inequality. Five years of economic recovery hasn’t resulted in any income growth for the vast majority of Americans. In 2013, the median income nationwide was $51,900, essentially unchanged from a year before and 8 percent lower than the median income in 2007, the year before the recession hit. The top five percent of earners made more than $196,000, while the bottom 10 percent made less than $12,400.

income inequality

2. Racial inequality. Black and Hispanic Americans continue to lag far behind non-Hispanic white and Asian households in the amount that they ear. The median household headed by a black person earned $34,600 in 2013 and the median household headed by a Hispanic person earned $41,000. That’s compared to $58,300 for the median white, non-Hispanic household and $67,100 for the median Asian household.

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3. Gender inequality. We wrote yesterday about how the gender wage gap hasn’t budged from last year: women earn just 78 cents for every dollar a man earns. But the poverty rate is higher for women than it is for men as well. The Census found that 15.8 percent of women live in poverty, compared to 13.1 percent of men. And as the chart below demonstrates, the poverty gap between men and women grows as the population ages.

poverty-gender-ageCREDIT: U.S. Census Bureau

BOTTOM LINE: Five years into the economic recovery, middle class Americans are still struggling to make ends meet. But there is no reason to expect the economy to really hum again and inequality to decrease unless we take action to address the problems. That means supporting policies like these that help working families, not the rich, and that grow the economy from the middle-out, not the top-down.

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The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will recess subject to the call of the Chair. When the Senate reconvenes, following any Leader remarks, it will be in a period of morning business until 1:00pm, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees, with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half.

At 1:00pm, the Senate will proceed to consideration of H.J.Res.124, the continuing resolution. There will be up to 4.5 hours of debate prior to a series of roll call votes. Senators should expect that series to begin at approximately 5:30pm.

As a reminder, at 10:00am, His Excellency Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, will address a Joint Meeting of Congress from the Hall of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol. Senators should begin to gather in the Senate Chamber at 9:30am to depart at 9:40am for the procession to the Hall of the House.

Approximately 5:30pm—Up to 4 roll call votes, 9 voice votes expected:

  1. Sessions, or his designee, motion to table a Reid amendment to the joint resolution (his argument will be to make it in order to offer a DACA related amendment) (roll call)
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on H.J.Res.124, Continuing Resolution through December 12, 2014 (roll call)
  3. Motion to waive any applicable budget points of order (unclear if a Republican will raise a point of order) (roll call)
  4. Passage of H.J.Res.124, Continuing Resolution (roll call)
  5. Executive Calendar #893, Mark William Lippert, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (voice vote)
  6. Executive Calendar #524, Adam M. Scheinman, to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the rank of Ambassador
  7. Executive Calendar #959, Kevin F. O’Malley, to be Ambassador to Ireland
  8. Executive Calendar #702, Bathsheba Nell Crocker, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs)
  9. Executive Calendar #1002, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy
  10. Executive Calendar #997, Robert W. Holleyman II, to be Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador
  11. Executive Calendar #708, Eric Rosenbach, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
  12. Executive Calendar #996, D. Nathan Sheets, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury
  13. PN1917, Charles H. Fulghum, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Senator Cruz asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass S.2779, Expatriate Terrorists Act. Senator Hirono objected.

The Senate has resumed consideration of H.J.Res.124, the Continuing Resolution. Senator Reid offered a series of technical amendments to the joint resolution and filed cloture on the joint resolution. There will now be up to 4 ½ hours for debate prior to a series of votes in relation to the following items:

-Sessions, or his designee, motion to table a Reid amendment to the joint resolution

-Motion to invoke cloture on H.J.Res.124, Continuing Resolution through December 12, 2014

Motion to waive any applicable budget points of order (unclear if a Republican will raise a point of order)

-Passage of H.J.Res.124, Continuing Resolution

Senator Paul asked unanimous consent that it be in order to call up amendment #3856 (strikes section 149: Syria).

Senator Mikulski objected

Upon the use or yielding back of time, we expect 3 roll call votes related to the Continuing Resolution. Some time may be yielded back and we could begin voting earlier than 5:30pm. We do not expect the Republicans to raise a budget point of order.

There will then be a series of voice votes to confirm the previously ordered nomination plus the nomination of Alfolso Lenhardt, to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

5:30pm (or earlier)—3 roll call votes expected

  1. Sessions, or his designee, motion to table a Reid amendment to the joint resolution (his argument will be to make it in order to offer a DACA related amendment)
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on H.J.Res.124, Continuing Resolution through December 12, 2014
  3. Passage of H.J.Res.124, Continuing Resolution

 

Voice votes:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

#893 Mark William Lippert – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Korea

#524 Adam M. Scheinman – to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the rank of Ambassador

#959 Kevin F. O’Malley – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ireland

#702Bathsheba Nell Crocker, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs), vice Esther Brimmer, resigned.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

#1002 Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall – to be Deputy Secretary of Energy

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

#997 Robert W. Holleyman II – to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

#708 Eric Rosenbach – to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

#996 D. Nathan Sheets – to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

PN1917           Charles H. Fulghum, of North Carolina, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security, vice Margaret Ann Sherry, resigned.

USAID

#925 Alfonso E. Lenhardt – to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

5:28pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Cruz motion to table Reid amendment #3852 to H.J.Res.124, the Continuing Resolution;

Not agreed to: 50-50

5:58pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call on the motion to invoke cloture on H.J.Res.124, Continuing Resolution through December 12, 2014.

Invoked: 73-27.

6:18pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on passage of H.J.Res.124, the Continuing Resolution through December 12, 2014.

Passed: 78-22.

The following nominations were confirmed by voice votes:

  1. Executive Calendar #893, Mark William Lippert, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
  2. Executive Calendar #524, Adam M. Scheinman, to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the rank of Ambassador
  3. Executive Calendar #959, Kevin F. O’Malley, to be Ambassador to Ireland
  4. Executive Calendar #702, Bathsheba Nell Crocker, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs)
  5. Executive Calendar #1002, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy
  6. Executive Calendar #997, Robert W. Holleyman II, to be Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador
  7. Executive Calendar #708, Eric Rosenbach, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
  8. Executive Calendar #996, D. Nathan Sheets, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury
  9. PN1917, Charles H. Fulghum, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security
  10. Executive Calendar #925, Alfonso E. Lenhardt, to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
  11. Executive Calendar #1053, Thomas Frieden, to be US Representative to the World Health Organization

The Senate has reached an agreement that notwithstanding Rule 22, on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., the Senate proceed to Executive Session and vote on cloture on Executive Calendar numbers 853(Moss), and 855 (May); further, that if cloture is invoked on either of these nominations, that on Thursday, November 13, 2014,  at 2:15 p.m., all post cloture time be considered expired, and the Senate proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations. Senator Reid then filed cloture and filled the amendment tree with regards to the House Message to accompany S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. That cloture vote on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1086, will take place following the confirmation votes on Thursday, November 13th.

THE JUDICIARY

#853 Randolph D. Moss – to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia

#855 Leigh Martin May – to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia

Upon disposition of the Continuing Resolution tomorrow, Thursday, September 18, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

#893 Mark William Lippert – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Korea

#524 Adam M. Scheinman – to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the rank of Ambassador

#959 Kevin F. O’Malley – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ireland

#702Bathsheba Nell Crocker, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs), vice Esther Brimmer, resigned.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

#1002 Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall – to be Deputy Secretary of Energy

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

#997 Robert W. Holleyman II – to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

#708 Eric Rosenbach – to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

#996 D. Nathan Sheets – to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

PN1917           Charles H. Fulghum, of North Carolina, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security, vice Margaret Ann Sherry, resigned

WRAP UP

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #956, John R. Bass, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Turkey; Confirmed: 98-0.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.543 – National Bison Day

Adopted S.Res.545 – Hispanic Heritage Month

Adopted S.Res.552 – Lights on Afterschool

Adopted S.Res.553 – 250th anniversary of the Hartford Courant

Adopted S.Res.554 – National Principals Month

Adopted S.Res.555 – National Health Info Technology Week

Adopted S.Res.556 – National Wildlife Refuge Week

Adopted S.Res.557 – National Character Counts Week

Adopted S.Res.558 – National Adult Ed and family literacy week

Adopted S.Res.559 – Chemistry Week

Adopted S.Res.560 – School Bus Safety

Passed H.R.4751 – Technical Corrections Renaming

Passed H.R.4809 – Defense Production Act Reauthorization

Passed Cal. # 567 – S.2651 – DHS OIG Mandates Revision Act of 2014

Passed Cal. # 568 – S.2141 – Sunscreen Innovation Act

Executive Business

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice votes:

1. Executive Calendar #536, Eric T. Schultz, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia

2. Executive Calendar #548, Thomas Frederick Daughton, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Namibia

3. Executive Calendar #964, David Pressman, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador

4. Executive Calendar #965, David Pressman, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations

5. Executive Calendar #871, Debra S. Wada, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army

6. Executive Calendar #924, Laura S. Wertheimer, to be Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

7. Executive Calendar #912, Bradford Raymond Huther, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Senate confirmed the following by unanimous consent:

Calendar #1009 through and including Calendar #1026 and all nominations placed on the Secretary’s desk in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.

ARMY

#1009 Maj. Gen. Gustave F. Perna – to be Lieutenant General

NAVY

#1010 Capt. Kathleen M. Creighton – to be Rear Admiral (lower half)

#1011 Capt. Todd J. Squire – to be Rear Admiral (lower half)

#1012 To be Rear Admiral:

Rear Adm. (lh) Brian B. Brown

Rear Adm. (lh) Sean R. Filipowski

Rear Adm. (lh) Brett C. Heimbigner

AIR FORCE

#1013 Maj. Gen. Steven L. Kwast – to be Lieutenant General

#1014 Maj. Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy – to be Lieutenant General

ARMY

#1015 Col. Scott G. Perry – to be Brigadier General

#1016 Col. Joseph J. Heck – to be Brigadier General

#1017 Brig. Gen. Mark S. Inch – to be Major General

NAVY

#1018 Vice Adm. Philip S. Davidson – to be Admiral

#1019 Rear Adm. Dixon R. Smith – to be Vice Admiral

AIR FORCE

#1020 Lt. Gen. Tod D. Wolters – to be Lieutenant General

#1021 Brig. Gen. Veralinn Jamieson – to be Major General

ARMY

#1022 Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson, Jr. – to be Lieutenant General

#1023 Brig. Gen. Paul M. Benenati – to be Major General

#1024 Brig. Gen. Michael A. Calhoun – to be Major General

#1025 Brig. Gen. Bret D. Daugherty – to be Major General

#1026 To be Brigadier General:

Colonel Raul E. Escribano

Colonel Timothy J. McAteer

Colonel Jeffrey L. Milhorn

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Last Floor Action:
6:38:50 P.M. -H.R. 4
On passage Roll Call 513 – Yea and Nay vote pending.

Last Floor Action: 9/17
9:05:13 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The House will reconvene in Joint Meeting with the Senate for the purpose of receiving His Excellency Petro Poroshenko President of Ukraine.

The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 18.
10:00:11 A.M. JOINT MEETING – The House has reconvened in Joint Meeting with the Senate to receive an address by His Excellency Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine.
11:02:43 A.M. JOINT MEETING DISSOLVED – The Speaker announced that the Joint Meeting was dissolved. The House remains in recess subject to the Call of the Chair.
12:01:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 18.
12:02:04 P.M. PROCEEDINGS PRINTED IN THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD – Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that the proceedings had during the recess be printed in the Congressional Record. Agreed to without objection.
12:02:21 P.M. H. Res. 727 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 727 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to remove Federal Government obstacles to the production of more domestic energy; to ensure transport of that energy reliably to businesses, consumers, and other end users; to lower the cost of energy to consumers; to enable manufacturers and other businesses to access domestically produced energy affordably and reliably in order to create and sustain more secure and well-paying American jobs; and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4) to make revisions to Federal law to improve the conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from September 22, 2014, through November 11, 2014.”
12:02:34 P.M. H. Res. 727 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 727.
12:58:38 P.M. H. Res. 727 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 727, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 727 and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
12:59:31 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Mr. Shuster notified the House that on September 17, 2014, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure met in open session to consider resolutions to authorize 12 prospectuses, including two alteration projects, one construction project, and three leases included in the General Services Administration’s FY2014 and FY2015 Capital Investment and Leasing Programs and transmitted copies of the adopted resolutions.
1:00:34 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
1:30:42 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 18.
1:30:50 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on September 18, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 2651, S. 2141, H.R. 4751, and H.R. 4809.
1:31:46 P.M. H. Res. 727 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 727 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to remove Federal Government obstacles to the production of more domestic energy; to ensure transport of that energy reliably to businesses, consumers, and other end users; to lower the cost of energy to consumers; to enable manufacturers and other businesses to access domestically produced energy affordably and reliably in order to create and sustain more secure and well-paying American jobs; and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4) to make revisions to Federal law to improve the conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from September 22, 2014, through November 11, 2014.”
1:59:54 P.M. H. Res. 727 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 195 (Roll no. 510).
2:09:04 P.M. H. Res. 727 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 – 193 (Roll no. 511).
2:09:05 P.M. H. Res. 727 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:10:50 P.M. H.R. 4 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 727. H.R. 4 — “To make revisions to Federal law to improve the conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation, and for other purposes.”
2:10:55 P.M. H.R. 4 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Resolution provides that each bill may be debatable for 2 hours, equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member of their respective committees. The bills shall be considered as read, all points of order agains the provisions of the bill are waived, and each bill is provided with one motion to recommit.
2:11:22 P.M. H.R. 4 DEBATE – The House proceeded with two hours of debate on H.R. 4.
3:26:33 P.M. H.R. 4 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:26:58 P.M. H.R. 4 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further proceedings on H.R. 4 were postponed.
3:26:59 P.M. H.R. 2 Mr. Hastings (WA) asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on H.R. 2 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
3:27:17 P.M. H.R. 2 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 727. H.R. 2 — “To remove Federal Government obstacles to the production of more domestic energy; to ensure transport of that energy reliably to businesses, consumers, and other end users; to lower the cost of energy to consumers; to enable manufacturers and other businesses to access domestically produced energy affordably and reliably in order to create and sustain more secure and well-paying American jobs; and for other purposes.”
3:27:22 P.M. H.R. 2 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Resolution provides that each bill may be debatable for 2 hours, equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member of their respective committees. The bills shall be considered as read, all points of order agains the provisions of the bill are waived, and each bill is provided with one motion to recommit.
3:28:31 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – The House proceeded with two hours of debate on H.R. 2.
5:12:07 P.M. H.R. 2 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:12:38 P.M. H.R. 2 Mr. Schneider moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
5:14:49 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider 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 add a new division at the end of the bill. The new division contains provisions to police excessive speculation in energy markets, protect national security, and prohibit expedited permitting for corporations that relase toxic air pollutants from petroleum coke.
5:20:16 P.M. H.R. 2 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:20:29 P.M. H.R. 2 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Schneider demanded the yeas and nays and pursuant to the order of the House of September 18, 2014, the Chair announced that further proceedings would be postponed.
5:20:59 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:00 P.M. today.
6:01:56 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 18.
6:01:57 P.M. H.R. 4 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4 — “To make revisions to Federal law to improve the conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation, and for other purposes.”
6:02:12 P.M. H.R. 4 Mr. Bishop (NY) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
6:02:30 P.M. H.R. 4 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (NY) 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 (1) give a tax credit of up to 20% for expenses of returning American jobs from overseas; (2) deny tax deductions for the costs of sending American jobs overseas; (3) make it more difficult for corporations to invert in order to lower their tax bills by moving their address overseas through a merger with a smaller foreign corporation; and (4) deny the tax benefits in the underlying bill to inverted corporations. Additionally, the Motion would provide for consideration of: (1) H.R. 377, Paycheck Fairness Act, (2) H.R. 1010, Fair Minimum Wage Act, (3) H.R. 4582, Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, (4) H.R. 1286, Healthy Families Act, and (5) H.R. 3461, Strong Start for Americas Children Act.
6:08:23 P.M. H.R. 4 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:38:47 P.M. H.R. 4 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 512).
6:38:50 P.M. H.R. 4 On passage Roll Call 513 – Yea and Nay vote pending.
6:45:49 P.M. H.R. 4 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 253 – 163 (Roll no. 513).
6:45:50 P.M. H.R. 4 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:45:51 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit H.R. 2, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:48:04 P.M. H.R. 2 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2 — “To remove Federal Government obstacles to the production of more domestic energy; to ensure transport of that energy reliably to businesses, consumers, and other end users; to lower the cost of energy to consumers; to enable manufacturers and other businesses to access domestically produced energy affordably and reliably in order to create and sustain more secure and well-paying American jobs; and for other purposes.”
6:54:58 P.M. H.R. 2 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 193 – 222 (Roll no. 514).
7:01:36 P.M. H.R. 2 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 191 (Roll no. 515).
7:01:36 P.M. H.R. 2 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:01:37 P.M. S.J. Res. 40 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
7:01:39 P.M. S.J. Res. 40 Considered by unanimous consent. S.J. Res. 40 — “Providing for the appointment of Michael Lynton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.”
7:03:12 P.M. S.J. Res. 40 On passage Passed without objection.
7:03:13 P.M. S.J. Res. 40 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:03:14 P.M. H. Res. 707 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
7:04:19 P.M. H. Res. 707 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 707 — “Condemning all forms of anti-Semitism and rejecting attempts to justify anti-Jewish hatred or violent attacks as an acceptable expression of disapproval or frustration over political events in the Middle East or elsewhere.”
7:04:30 P.M. H. Res. 707 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce, to the text of the resolution.
7:05:11 P.M. H. Res. 707 On agreeing to the Royce amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:06:03 P.M. H. Res. 707 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:06:06 P.M. H. Res. 707 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:06:07 P.M. H. Res. 707 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce, to the preamble of the resolution.
7:06:08 P.M. H. Res. 707 On agreeing to the Royce amendment; Agreed to without objection.
7:06:10 P.M. H. Res. 734 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
7:06:11 P.M. H. Res. 734 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 734 — “Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives to the families of James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and condemning the terrorist acts of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.”
7:06:33 P.M. H. Res. 734 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:06:50 P.M. H. Res. 734 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:07:14 P.M. Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on September 19. Agreed to without objection.
7:07:48 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to H.J. Res. 124 and passed H.R. 4323.
7:07:50 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
7:22:05 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

9:30:17 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:30:26 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:30:27 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 19, 2014.

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