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BREAKING: Historic climate agreement


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Late last night, the United States and China — the world’s two largest economies — struck a historic deal to fight climate change.

That’s global leadership.

Tell climate change deniers they’re running out of excuses — add your name to stand up for President Obama’s plan to fight climate change.

The details of this agreement are important: The United States will double the rate at which we reduce dangerous carbon pollution from fossil fuels. China announced that they will halt the growth of emissions by 2030 — the first time a date has ever been set — and commit to get 20 percent of their energy from clean sources.

If we’re going to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, it’s going to take international action — this agreement is exactly what that looks like.

For a long time, climate change deniers — and even people who acknowledged the science of climate change — have been pointing to other big countries as a reason why the United States should do nothing.

Despite the overwhelming scientific consensus, and the increased occurrence of extreme weather that we’re already experiencing, they argue: If China’s not taking action, why should we?

This climate deal the President just struck with China ends that debate.

OFA supporters have been on the front lines, calling for meaningful action. This is a turning point toward meeting the challenge that the science makes clear head on.

Add your name, and let’s rally around powerful action to fight climate change:

http://my.barackobama.com/Support-President-Obamas-Action-on-Climate-Change

Thanks,

Jack

Jack Shapiro
National Issues Campaign Manager
Organizing for Action

This Week in History, Nov 13 – Nov 19


Nov 13, 1982Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated

Nov 14, 1851Moby-Dick published

Nov 15, 1867First stock ticker debuts

Nov 16, 1532Pizarro traps Incan emperor Atahualpa

Nov 17, 1558Elizabethan Age begins

Nov 18, 1991Terry Waite released

Nov 19, 1863Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address

The Senate ~~~ CONGRESS 11/13 ~~~ The House


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The Senate stands adjourned until 2:15pm on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to up to 3 roll call votes. Further votes are possible during Thursday’s session.

Approximately 2:30pm—Up to 3 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Randolph Moss to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia;
  2. Confirmation of Leigh Martin May to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia; and
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to accompany S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014.

2:29pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Randolph Moss, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia;

Confirmed: 54-45

Next, 10 minute votes:

1. Confirmation of Leigh Martin May to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia

2. Cloture on the motion to proceed to the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014.

3:12pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to accompany S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014; Invoked: 96-1

Senator Graham asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined, but no later than November 24th,  2014, the Committee on Foreign Relations be discharged from further consideration of S.2650; that the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration, the bill be read a third time, and the Senate proceed to a vote on passage of the bill with no intervening action or debate.

Senator Murphy objected.

WRAP UP

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Randolph Moss to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia; Confirmed: 54-45.
  2. Confirmation of Leigh Martin May to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia; Confirmed: 99-0.
  3. Cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to accompany S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014; Invoked: 96-1.

Legislative Business

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.2

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.4

Floor Updates

The Senate has reached an agreement to set the votes related to the Child Care and Development Block Grant bill; the Abrams, Cohen, Ross, and Crawford nominations; and cloture on the motion to proceed to the USA FREEDOM Act. The vote schedule is as follows:

 

Monday, November 17 at 5:30pm:

  1. Adoption of the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1086, Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014
  2. Cloture on Executive Calendar #856, Leslie Joyce Abrams, of Georgia, to be a Judge for the Middle District of Georgia
  3. Cloture on Executive Calendar #857, Mark Howard Cohen, of Georgia, to be a Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
  4. Cloture on Executive Calendar #858, Eleanor Louise Ross, of Georgia, to be a Judge for the Northern District of Georgia

 

Tuesday, November 18 around 6:15pm:

  1. Passage of S.2280, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #856, Leslie Joyce Abrams, of Georgia, to be a Judge for the Middle District of Georgia
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #857, Mark Howard Cohen, of Georgia, to be a Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #858, Eleanor Louise Ross, of Georgia, to be a Judge for the Northern District of Georgia

 (Up to 30 minutes for debate)

  1. Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2685, USA FREEDOM Act

 

 

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Last Floor Action:
7:04:00 P.M. – SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

Last Floor Action:
12:43:50 P.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

Last Floor Action: 11/12
8:49:35 P.M. – The House adjourned.

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 13, 2014.

10:00:34 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:39 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Kerry L. Bentivolio to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:51 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:47:47 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 13.
12:01:01 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Imam Hamad Chebli, Islamic Society of Central Jersey, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey.
12:03:54 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Hahn to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:00 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:04:33 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:22:53 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
12:24:46 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 13.
12:25:01 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:25:09 P.M. H.R. 5167 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5167 — “To direct the Administrator of General Services, on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, to convey certain Federal property located in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska to the Olgoonik Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.”
12:25:33 P.M. H.R. 5167 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:25:35 P.M. H.R. 5167 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5167.
12:28:46 P.M. H.R. 5167 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
12:28:49 P.M. H.R. 5167 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:28:52 P.M. H.R. 5167 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
12:29:00 P.M. H.R. 3326 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3326 — “To provide for an exchange of land between the United States and the Trinity Public Utilities District of Trinity County, California, involving a parcel of National Forest System land in Shasta-Trinity National Forest.”
12:29:17 P.M. H.R. 3326 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:29:20 P.M. H.R. 3326 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3326.
12:33:50 P.M. H.R. 3326 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
12:33:52 P.M. H.R. 3326 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:34:00 P.M. H.R. 4846 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4846 — “To adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, and for other purposes.”
12:34:05 P.M. H.R. 4846 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:34:07 P.M. H.R. 4846 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4846.
12:38:43 P.M. H.R. 4846 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
12:38:45 P.M. H.R. 4846 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:39:00 P.M. H.R. 4867 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4867 — “To provide for certain land to be taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes.”
12:39:05 P.M. H.R. 4867 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:39:08 P.M. H.R. 4867 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4867.
12:43:32 P.M. H.R. 4867 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
12:43:34 P.M. H.R. 4867 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:43:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

4:17:41 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 13.
4:17:42 P.M. H. Res. 748 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 748 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5682) to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.”
4:18:01 P.M. H. Res. 748 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 748.
5:17:12 P.M. H. Res. 748 The previous question was ordered without objection.
5:46:59 P.M. H. Res. 748 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 185 (Roll no. 517).
5:47:00 P.M. H. Res. 748 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:49:04 P.M. S. 2141 Mr. Latta asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
5:49:04 P.M. S. 2141 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2141 — “To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide an alternative process for review of safety and effectiveness of nonprescription sunscreen active ingredients and for other purposes.”
5:50:25 P.M. S. 2141 On passage Passed without objection.
5:50:27 P.M. S. 2141 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:50:28 P.M. S. 2539 Mr. Latta asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
5:50:28 P.M. S. 2539 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2539 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to traumatic brain injury and to trauma research.”
5:51:01 P.M. S. 2539 On passage Passed without objection.
5:51:03 P.M. S. 2539 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:51:05 P.M. S. 2583 Mr. Latta asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
5:51:05 P.M. S. 2583 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2583 — “To promote the non-exclusive use of electronic labeling for devices licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.”
5:51:39 P.M. S. 2583 On passage Passed without objection.
5:51:40 P.M. S. 2583 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:52:09 P.M. H.R. 5682 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 748. H.R. 5682 — “To approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.”
5:52:14 P.M. H.R. 5682 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5682 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
5:52:31 P.M. H.R. 5682 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5682.
6:50:58 P.M. H.R. 5682 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:51:17 P.M. H.R. 5682 Mrs. Capps moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation.
6:52:24 P.M. H.R. 5682 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps motion to recommit with instructions, pending reservation of a point order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment requiring TransCanada, the developer of the Keystone XL pipeline, to certify to the President that the oil or other products derived from Canadian oil sands that are transported through the pipeline will be treated similarly to conventional crude oil for the purposes of determining contributions that fund the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. Companies that transport oil are required to pay 8-cents per barrel into the trust fund that is used by the federal government to respond to oil spills. Oil sands crude is currently exempt from making such contributions. Subsequently, the reservation of a point of order was withdrawn.
6:58:41 P.M. H.R. 5682 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:58:58 P.M. H.R. 5682 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – Further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion to recommit H.R. 5682 with instructions were postponed until a time to be announced.
7:00:54 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:04:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

7:46:30 P.M. Mr. Davis, Rodney moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:46:35 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:46:38 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on November 14, 2014.

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