NFL: Stand UP for Women


Tell NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell:
“The shamefully insufficient two-game suspension of Ray Rice for his documented assault of Janay Palmer sends a terrible message about how the NFL views violence against women. You need to take a strong stand and implement guidance–including appropriate discipline–for how the league will handle domestic violence, sexual assault, and any other violence against women in the future.”

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NFL must stand up for women

Earlier this year, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested for the aggravated assault of Janay Palmer, his fiancee. The assault was especially newsworthy because video of Rice dragging an unconscious Palmer off an elevator went viral, but it’s hardly the only incident of violence against women involving NFL players.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has complete discretion in punishing players who violate the league’s personal conduct policy. Last week, he gave Rice a two-game suspension and a $58,000 fine. His decision to dole out such a weak punishment, which is lighter than what players who smoke marijuana receive, has sent shockwaves through the league and the media. On Monday, the NFL doubled down when NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho Birch went on the radio and defended Goodell’s decision as “appropriate.”

The NFL’s leadership is sending a clear but terrible message that violence against women doesn’t matter to the league.

Enough’s enough: Join over 50,000 CREDO activists to tell NFL Commissioner Goodell to take violence against women seriously. Click here to sign the petition.

Violence against women is an obvious, long-term problem facing the NFL.1 But as high-profile arrests of players for domestic violence and sexual assault continue, the league has done little or nothing. Most players involved in domestic violence incidents have received suspensions of one to three games. Commissioner Roger Goodell has issued longer suspensions for pot smoking, taking Adderall, DUI’s, illegal tattoos, and dogfighting.2

The commissioner has unilateral authority to punish people whose behavior is viewed as “detrimental to the welfare” of the league. But while players who are caught using marijuana or performance enhancing drugs are routinely issued serious punishments of four or more games, the NFL has consistently shied away from meaningful punishments for domestic abuse, sexual assault, and violence against women in general.

What does it tell young men and women about women’s value when players receive harsher punishment for smoking pot than for violence against women? The “boys will be boys” culture that spawned the Steubenville tragedy and many a rape and abuse case in football programs around the country is reinforced by a ruling like this.

When the NFL fails to deal seriously with incidents of violence against women, it sends a message to every league employee and fan that violence against women is OK. Tell Commissioner Goodell it’s time for a change. Click the link below to sign the petition.

http://act.credoaction.com/sign/NFL_women?t=5&akid=11311.5370530.j3BLbi

Thanks for standing up for women.

Heidi Hess, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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  1. Here’s What Happens When an NFL Player Beats His Fiancée Unconscious, Dave Zirin, The Nation, 07/24/2014.
  2. The NFL’s Domestic Violence Problem,”Jane McManus, ESPNW, 07/24/2014.

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Ferguson: Urgent Action


a message from Congressman Hank Johnson

The following sponsored email was sent to you by AlterNet on behalf of Congressman Hank Johnson:

Urgent Petition: DontMilitarizeMainStreet.com

Dear AlterNet Reader,

I’m outraged.

The failure of the grand jury to indict Darren Wilson is a travesty of justice. And, the reaction of the police? The tear gas. The armored vehicles. The body armor. It’s the kind of action we expect from despotic governments, not the United States.

We in Congress can’t fix the grand jury’s terrible decision, but what we can do is stop the militarization of our police.

Join with me and sign my petition at DontMilitarizeMainStreet.com.

Police don’t need more armored vehicles to enforce the law. They need the trust of our citizens.

Police don’t need more grenade launchers. They need to build trust with people in our communities.

Police don’t need more assault rifles. They need more accountability.

I’m leading on this issue. I have introduced a bill in Congress to stop the militarization of our police. Both Republicans and Democrats alike are supporting this effort. Now, I need your support.

Sign the petition now. As a nation, we need to have discussions to tackle difficult questions about how officers patrol communities, prevent crime, and arrest suspects. Seeing the way a militarized police confronted protestors after the murder of an unarmed teenager makes it clear to me we have more work to do – the struggle for equal justice under the law must continue. That’s why Congress must pass our bill to stop the militarization of Main Street.

We have some incredible news. Our bill to end Main Street militarization now has 45 co-sponsors and our own petition now has hundreds of signatures. And it’s not just Democrats. Republicans have joined our effort as well. Help put us over 2,500 signatures. Together, will pressure Congress to act!

Our quest for justice continues. I hope you’ll stand with us.

For justice,

Hank Johnson

Hank

Her case made it to the Supreme Court


Right now, hundreds people are gathered outside the Supreme Court because they believe no woman should have to choose between her job and the health of her pregnancy.

I’m at the Supreme Court today too, but this morning I’ll be inside the building, listening to oral arguments in Young v. UPS. The question the Court is taking on is whether UPS violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act when it refused to let pregnant delivery driver Peggy Young follow her health care provider’s orders to avoid heavy lifting — even though UPS gave a break to other workers who had similar limitations, but who weren’t pregnant.

I Stand with Pregnant Workers #StandWithPeggy

Share this graphic on Facebook to show your support for Peggy Young — and everyone who’s just trying to do her job while pregnant.

When Peggy Young found out she was pregnant, her midwife recommended she avoid lifting more than 20 pounds. But UPS refused her request for “light duty” — even though the company provided accommodations to people with disabilities or on-the-job injuries, and even though it gave breaks to delivery drivers who had lost their drivers’ licenses as a result of DUI convictions.

Peggy was pushed onto unpaid leave for the duration of her pregnancy, and lost her employer-provided health care.

The Supreme Court’s decision in Young v. UPS will impact working women across the country. And because many families rely on mothers’ earnings, when pregnant women are forced off the job and lose their paychecks and health care, their families suffer as well.

Stand with Peggy and pregnant workers — because no one should have to choose between her job and the health of her pregnancy.

Thank you for all you do for women and their families.

Sincerely,
Emily J. Martin
Vice President and General Counsel
National Women’s Law Center

All Races, All Faces


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We at The Black Institute want to thank all of those that were able to join us for the launch of our first book, “All Races, All Faces: A Guide to New York City’s Immigrant Communities.” We had a great evening celebrating the diversity of our great City and hearing from many of the communities who will be positively impacted by this book.

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Our book launch event brought together those who feel the urgency of these ever present issues, including Senators Jeffrey Klein and Diane Savino, Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj and Joy-Reid, Host at the Reid Report, MSNBC, who all spoke eloquently on the issue of immigration in the United States.  As our speakers mentioned, this directory will become a handy resource for government officials, educators, community organizers, immigrants, and all others who have personal or professional interest in the diversity of our City.

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The Black Institute has printed and distributed the first publishing of the Immigrant Integration project, but we need your help to make sure it’s not the last.

Please click here to donate $25, $50, $100, or $250 to allow us to continue printing this important educational resource.

Today’s immigrants are facing major challenges, from the threat of deportation for the undocumented to anti-immigrant bias and barriers to economic integration that affect even many naturalized citizens.  The Black Institute has been at work to address this problem through a strategy of increasing the visibility of smaller and medium-size immigrant communities and helping them acquire their own voice in the immigration debate, thus advancing their integration into the wider society.

Your support will allow us to conduct the highest levels of academic research, develop leadership in Black communities throughout the United States and implement strategies and tactics for issue-based campaigns.  Please click here and make an end of year tax-deductible contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250 or more.

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to working with you on future endeavors,

Bertha Lewis and The Black Institute

P.S. – In case you missed it, check out these videos from a group of diverse immigrants as they talk about why our new guide “All Races, All Faces” is so important to them.

the Senate ~~~ CONGRESS 12/3 ~~~ the House


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The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to executive session until 10:00am, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

10:00am – 5 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1069, Charlotte Burrows, of DC, to be Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar 1067, P. David Lopez, of Arizona, to be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;
  3. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1036, David Hale, of KY, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky;
  4. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1037, Mark Kearney, of PA, to be U.S .District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and
  5. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1038, Gerald Pappert, of PA, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

5:30pm – 5 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1036, David Hale, of KY, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky;
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1037, Mark Kearney, of PA, to be U.S .District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1038, Gerald Pappert, of PA, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #555, Franklin Orr, of CA, to be Under Secretary of Energy;
  5. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #660, Joseph S. Hezir, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Energy.

The 3pm vote series tomorrow will now occur at 5:30pm and we added the cloture vote on the Hezir nomination to the end of the series. As a result, there will be up to 5 roll call votes at 10am and 5 roll call votes at 5:30pm tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, December 3

10:00am:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1069, Charlotte Burrows, of DC, to be Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar 1067, P. David Lopez, of Arizona, to be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  3. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1036, David Hale, of KY, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky;
  4. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1037, Mark Kearney, of PA, to be U.S .District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;
  5. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1038, Gerald Pappert, of PA, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;

 

5:30pm

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1036, David Hale, of KY, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky;
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1037, Mark Kearney, of PA, to be U.S .District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1038, Gerald Pappert, of PA, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;
  4. Cloture on Executive Calendar #555, Franklin Orr, of CA, to be Under Secretary of Energy
  5. Cloture on Executive Calendar #660, Joseph S. Hezir, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Energy.

10:06am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Calendar #1069, Charlotte Burrows, of DC, to be Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

 

Confirmed: 93-2

The Remaining votes in this series will be 10 minute votes with up to 2 minutes between votes.

 

Next:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar 1067, P. David Lopez, of Arizona, to be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  2. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1036, David Hale, of KY, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky;
  3. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1037, Mark Kearney, of PA, to be U.S .District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;
  4. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1038, Gerald Pappert, of PA, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;

10:33am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar 1067, P. David Lopez, of Arizona, to be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;

Confirmed: 54-43

 

Next:

 

  1. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1036, David Hale, of KY, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky;
  2. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1037, Mark Kearney, of PA, to be U.S .District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;
  3. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1038, Gerald Pappert, of PA, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;

10:51am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on cloture on Executive Calendar #1036, David Hale, of KY, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky.

Invoked: 65-31

 

Next:

  1. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1037, Mark Kearney, of PA, to be U.S .District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;
  2. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1038, Gerald Pappert, of PA, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;

11:07am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on cloture on Executive Calendar #1037, Mark Kearney, of PA, to be U.S .District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;

Invoked: 60-36.

Next:

Cloture on Executive Calendar #1038, Gerald Pappert, of PA, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;

11:25am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on cloture on Executive Calendar #1038, Gerald Pappert, of PA, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;

Invoked: 67-28.

The Hale (KY district), Kearney (PA district), and Pappert (PA district) nominations were confirmed by voice votes. At 5:35pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Franklin Orr, Jr., to be Under Secretary for Science, Department of Energy.

Invoked: 71-25

 

6:03pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #660, Joseph S. Hezir, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Energy.

Invoked: 68-27

Tonight Senator Reid filed cloture on the Hezir, Stivers, Leeson, Griggsby, Baran, McFerran and Williams nominations and subsequently reached an agreement to schedule the cloture and confirmation votes of those and the Orr and Hezir nominations. The vote schedule and agreement can be found below.

 

Thursday, December 4:

10:00am—up to 5 roll call votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #555 Franklin M. Orr, Jr. – to be Under Secretary for Science, Department of Energy
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #660 Joseph S. Hezir – to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Energy
  3. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1039 Gregory N. Stivers – to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky
  4. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1040 Joseph F. Leeson, Jr. – to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  5. Cloture on Executive Calendar #835 Lydia Kay Griggsby – to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years

 

1:45pm—Up to 6 roll call votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1039 Gregory N. Stivers – to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1040 Joseph F. Leeson, Jr. – to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #835 Lydia Kay Griggsby – to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years
  4. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1082 Jeffery Martin Baran – to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2018
  5. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1083 Lauren McGarity McFerran – to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring December 16, 2019
  6. Cloture on Executive Calendar #552 Ellen Dudley Williams – to be Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Department of Energy

 

Monday, December 8:

5:30pm—up to 3 roll call votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1082 Jeffery Martin Baran – to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2018
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1083 Lauren McGarity McFerran – to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring December 16, 2019
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #552 Ellen Dudley Williams – to be Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Department of Energy

 

Tuesday, December 9:

10:30am—2 roll call votes

  1. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1080 Virginia Tyler Lodge – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2019
  2. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1081 Ronald Anderson Walter – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2019

 

6:00pm—up to 2 roll call votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1080 Virginia Tyler Lodge – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2019
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1081 Ronald Anderson Walter – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2019

 

Agreement:

 

LEADER                       I ask unanimous consent that notwithstanding Rule 22, at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, December 4, 2014, all post-cloture time be considered expired and the Senate proceed to vote on confirmation of Cal. #’S.555 (Orr) and 660 (Hezir); further that following these votes the Senate proceed to vote on cloture on the following nominations:

 

Cal. #’S.1039 (Stivers), 1040(Leeson), 835(Griggsby)

 

further, that if cloture is invoked on any of these nominations, that the time until 1:45 be in morning business, for debate only; equally divided in the usual form, and that at 1:45 pm, all post-cloture time be considered expired and the Senate proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations in the order upon which cloture was invoked; further, that following these votes, the Senate proceed to vote on cloture on the following nominations:

 

Cal. #’S.1082(Baran), 1083(McFerran), 552(Williams)

 

further, that if cloture is invoked on any of these nominations, that on Monday, December 8, 2014, following Leader remarks, the time until 5:30 p.m., be in morning business, for debate only, equally divided in the usual form;  and that at 5:30 pm, all post-cloture time be considered expired and the Senate proceed to vote on confirmation of the nominations in the order upon which cloture was invoked; further, that following those vote, the Senate be in a period of morning business, for debate only, further that on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, the Senate be in a period of morning business, for debate only, with the time equally divided in the usual form, and at 10:30 a.m., the Senate proceed to vote on cloture on:

 

Cal. #’S.1080(Lodge), 1081(Walter)

 

further that if cloture is invoked, the time until 6:00  p.m., be in morning business, for debate only, equally divided in the usual form;  and that at 6:00 p.m., all post-cloture time be considered expired and the Senate proceed to vote on the nominations in the order listed;  further that there be two minutes for debate prior to each vote and all roll call votes after the first vote in each sequence be 10 minutes in length; further, with respect to the nominations in this agreement, that if any nomination is confirmed, the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table and the President be immediately notified of the Senate’s action.

 

CHAIR                          (WITHOUT OBJECTION)

 

WRAP UP

Roll Call Votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1069, Charlotte Burrows, of DC, to be Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Confirmed: 93-2.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar 1067, P. David Lopez, of Arizona, to be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Confirmed: 53-43.
  3. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1036, David Hale, of KY, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky; Invoked: 65-31.
  4. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1037, Mark Kearney, of PA, to be U.S .District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Invoked: 60-35.
  5. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1038, Gerald Pappert, of PA, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Invoked: 67-28.
  6. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #555, Franklin Orr, of CA, to be Under Secretary of Energy; Invoked: 71-25.
  7. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #660, Joseph S. Hezir, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Energy; Invoked: 68-27.

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.5681, U.S.-U.K. Uses of Atomic Energy for Mutual Defense Purposes

Passed S.2759, St. Clair Regional Airport

Passed VA Facility Namings, en bloc

  • R.3682
  • R.3375
  • 2921
  • 229

Passed Post Office Namings, en bloc

  • R.43
  • R.451
  • R.1391
  • R.3085
  • R.3957
  • R.4189
  • R.4443
  • R.4919
  • R.5106
  • 2523

Adopted S.Res.540, International Day of Democracy

Adopted S.Res.531, Honoring the life of Louis Zamperini

Adopted S.Res.585, National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day

Adopted S.Res.593, Wreaths Across America Day

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2970: Military Justice Improvement Act (Gillibrand)

Executive Business

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice votes:

  1. Executive Calendar #1036, David Hale, of KY, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky
  2. Executive Calendar #1037, Mark Kearney, of PA, to be U.S .District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  3. Executive Calendar #1038, Gerald Pappert, of PA, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

 

 

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Last Floor Action:
9:41:10 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 4, 2014.

Last Floor Action:
6:26:54 P.M. -H. Res. 714
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 714.

Last Floor Action:
1:17:47 P.M. -H. Res. 766
DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 766.

 Last Floor Action:12/2
6:12:27 P.M. – The House adjourned.

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 3, 2014

10:00:07 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:23 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Doug Collins to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:40 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.
11:08:02 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2917 and H.R. 4924.
11:08:26 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House resumed with Morning-Hour Debate.
11:14:17 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 3.
12:01:00 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Dr. David Gray, Bradley Hill Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland.
12:02:59 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Speaker announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Ms. Foxx demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Speaker announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:03:33 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Payne to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:25 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
12:43:16 P.M. H.R. 5769 Mr. Hunter moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5769 — “To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.”
12:43:32 P.M. H.R. 5769 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:43:34 P.M. H.R. 5769 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5769.
1:13:22 P.M. H.R. 5769 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
1:14:48 P.M. H. Res. 766 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 766 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5771) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions and make technical corrections, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 647) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of ABLE accounts established under State programs for the care of family members with disabilities, and for other purposes.”
1:17:47 P.M. H. Res. 766 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 766.

1:55:06 P.M. H. Res. 766 The previous question was ordered without objection.
1:55:07 P.M. H. Res. 766 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 766, the Chair announced that further proceedings on adoption would be postponed.
1:55:10 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
2:40:41 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 3.
2:40:50 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the adoption of H. Res. 766 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:41:53 P.M. H. Res. 766 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 766 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5771) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions and make technical corrections, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 647) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of ABLE accounts established under State programs for the care of family members with disabilities, and for other purposes.”
3:11:43 P.M. H. Res. 766 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 192 (Roll no. 540).
3:11:44 P.M. H. Res. 766 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:11:47 P.M. H.R. 5769 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5769 — “To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.”
3:18:22 P.M. H.R. 5769 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 – 3 (Roll no. 541).
3:18:22 P.M. H.R. 5769 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:25:25 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 275 – 137, 2 Present (Roll no. 542).
3:26:41 P.M. H.R. 647 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 766. H.R. 647 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of ABLE accounts established under State programs for the care of family members with disabilities, and for other purposes.”
3:26:46 P.M. H.R. 647 The rule provides for a closed rule for H.R. 5771 and H.R. 647.
3:27:36 P.M. H.R. 647 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 647.
4:10:37 P.M. H.R. 647 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:11:02 P.M. H.R. 647 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 647, the Chair put the question on passage, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Reichert demanded a the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
4:11:26 P.M. H.R. 5771 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 766. H.R. 5771 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions and make technical corrections, and for other purposes.”
4:11:31 P.M. H.R. 5771 The rule provides for a closed rule for H.R. 5771 and H.R. 647.
4:12:03 P.M. H.R. 5771 Amendment reported by the House Committee on Rules.
4:12:11 P.M. H.R. 5771 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5771.
5:00:21 P.M. H.R. 5771 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:00:52 P.M. H.R. 5771 Mr. Neal moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
5:01:12 P.M. H.R. 5771 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Neal motion to recommit with instructions, pending reservation of a point order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to deny any “inverted” corporations that change their residence from the United States in order to avoid paying U.S. taxes from receiving the tax benefits made available in the underlying legislation. Subsequently, the reservation of a point of order was withdrawn.
5:09:00 P.M. H.R. 5771 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:39:03 P.M. H.R. 5771 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 197 – 223 (Roll no. 543).
5:47:04 P.M. H.R. 5771 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 378 – 46 (Roll no. 544).
5:47:05 P.M. H.R. 5771 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:47:58 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on passage of H.R. 647, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:48:12 P.M. H.R. 647 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 647 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of ABLE accounts established under State programs for the care of family members with disabilities, and for other purposes.”
5:57:04 P.M. H.R. 647 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 404 – 17 (Roll no. 545).
5:57:04 P.M. H.R. 647 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:57:58 P.M. The House received a communication from Scott Perry, Member of Congress. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Congressman Perry notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena, issued by the United States Army, seeking documents for use by the prosecution in a court-martial. After consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the precedents and privileges of the House.
5:59:24 P.M. H. Con. Res. 120 Mr. Gingrey (GA) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
5:59:30 P.M. H. Con. Res. 120 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 120 — “Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol.”
5:59:50 P.M. H. Con. Res. 120 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:59:51 P.M. H. Con. Res. 120 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:59:53 P.M. S. 2917 Mr. Bilirakis asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
5:59:53 P.M. S. 2917 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2917 — “To expand the program of priority review to encourage treatments for tropical diseases.”
6:00:39 P.M. S. 2917 On passage Passed without objection.
6:00:41 P.M. S. 2917 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:01:27 P.M. H.R. 669 Mr. Bilirakis asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and agree to the Senate amendments.
6:02:15 P.M. H.R. 669 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
6:02:16 P.M. H.R. 669 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:02:49 P.M. Mr. Bilirakis asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on December 4. Agreed to without objection.
6:02:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
6:03:21 P.M. H. Res. 758 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 758 — “Strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation, under President Vladimir Putin, which has carried out a policy of aggression against neighboring countries aimed at political and economic domination.”
6:03:41 P.M. H. Res. 758 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:03:45 P.M. H. Res. 758 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 758.
6:26:19 P.M. H. Res. 758 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
6:26:31 P.M. H. Res. 714 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 714 — “Reaffirming the peaceful and collaborative resolution of maritime and jurisdictional disputes in the South China Sea and the East China Sea as provided for by universally recognized principles of international law, and reaffirming the strong support of the United States Government for freedom of navigation and other internationally lawful uses of sea and airspace in the Asia-Pacific region.”
6:26:52 P.M. H. Res. 714 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:26:54 P.M. H. Res. 714 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 714.

10:00:07 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:23 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Doug Collins to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:40 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.
11:08:02 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2917 and H.R. 4924.
11:08:26 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House resumed with Morning-Hour Debate.
11:14:17 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 3.
12:01:00 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Dr. David Gray, Bradley Hill Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland.
12:02:59 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Speaker announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Ms. Foxx demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Speaker announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:03:33 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Payne to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:25 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
12:43:16 P.M. H.R. 5769 Mr. Hunter moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5769 — “To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.”
12:43:32 P.M. H.R. 5769 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:43:34 P.M. H.R. 5769 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5769.
1:13:22 P.M. H.R. 5769 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
1:14:48 P.M. H. Res. 766 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 766 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5771) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions and make technical corrections, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 647) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of ABLE accounts established under State programs for the care of family members with disabilities, and for other purposes.”
1:17:47 P.M. H. Res. 766 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 766.
1:55:06 P.M. H. Res. 766 The previous question was ordered without objection.
1:55:07 P.M. H. Res. 766 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 766, the Chair announced that further proceedings on adoption would be postponed.
1:55:10 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
2:40:41 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 3.
2:40:50 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the adoption of H. Res. 766 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:41:53 P.M. H. Res. 766 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 766 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5771) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions and make technical corrections, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 647) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of ABLE accounts established under State programs for the care of family members with disabilities, and for other purposes.”
3:11:43 P.M. H. Res. 766 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 192 (Roll no. 540).
3:11:44 P.M. H. Res. 766 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:11:47 P.M. H.R. 5769 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5769 — “To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.”
3:18:22 P.M. H.R. 5769 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 – 3 (Roll no. 541).
3:18:22 P.M. H.R. 5769 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:25:25 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 275 – 137, 2 Present (Roll no. 542).
3:26:41 P.M. H.R. 647 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 766. H.R. 647 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of ABLE accounts established under State programs for the care of family members with disabilities, and for other purposes.”
3:26:46 P.M. H.R. 647 The rule provides for a closed rule for H.R. 5771 and H.R. 647.
3:27:36 P.M. H.R. 647 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 647.
4:10:37 P.M. H.R. 647 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:11:02 P.M. H.R. 647 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 647, the Chair put the question on passage, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Reichert demanded a the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
4:11:26 P.M. H.R. 5771 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 766. H.R. 5771 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions and make technical corrections, and for other purposes.”
4:11:31 P.M. H.R. 5771 The rule provides for a closed rule for H.R. 5771 and H.R. 647.
4:12:03 P.M. H.R. 5771 Amendment reported by the House Committee on Rules.
4:12:11 P.M. H.R. 5771 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5771.
5:00:21 P.M. H.R. 5771 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:00:52 P.M. H.R. 5771 Mr. Neal moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
5:01:12 P.M. H.R. 5771 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Neal motion to recommit with instructions, pending reservation of a point order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to deny any “inverted” corporations that change their residence from the United States in order to avoid paying U.S. taxes from receiving the tax benefits made available in the underlying legislation. Subsequently, the reservation of a point of order was withdrawn.
5:09:00 P.M. H.R. 5771 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:39:03 P.M. H.R. 5771 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 197 – 223 (Roll no. 543).
5:47:04 P.M. H.R. 5771 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 378 – 46 (Roll no. 544).
5:47:05 P.M. H.R. 5771 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:47:58 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on passage of H.R. 647, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:48:12 P.M. H.R. 647 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 647 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of ABLE accounts established under State programs for the care of family members with disabilities, and for other purposes.”
5:57:04 P.M. H.R. 647 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 404 – 17 (Roll no. 545).
5:57:04 P.M. H.R. 647 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:57:58 P.M. The House received a communication from Scott Perry, Member of Congress. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Congressman Perry notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena, issued by the United States Army, seeking documents for use by the prosecution in a court-martial. After consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the precedents and privileges of the House.
5:59:24 P.M. H. Con. Res. 120 Mr. Gingrey (GA) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
5:59:30 P.M. H. Con. Res. 120 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 120 — “Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol.”
5:59:50 P.M. H. Con. Res. 120 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:59:51 P.M. H. Con. Res. 120 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:59:53 P.M. S. 2917 Mr. Bilirakis asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
5:59:53 P.M. S. 2917 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2917 — “To expand the program of priority review to encourage treatments for tropical diseases.”
6:00:39 P.M. S. 2917 On passage Passed without objection.
6:00:41 P.M. S. 2917 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:01:27 P.M. H.R. 669 Mr. Bilirakis asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and agree to the Senate amendments.
6:02:15 P.M. H.R. 669 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
6:02:16 P.M. H.R. 669 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:02:49 P.M. Mr. Bilirakis asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on December 4. Agreed to without objection.
6:02:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
6:03:21 P.M. H. Res. 758 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 758 — “Strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation, under President Vladimir Putin, which has carried out a policy of aggression against neighboring countries aimed at political and economic domination.”
6:03:41 P.M. H. Res. 758 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:03:45 P.M. H. Res. 758 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 758.
6:26:19 P.M. H. Res. 758 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
6:26:31 P.M. H. Res. 714 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 714 — “Reaffirming the peaceful and collaborative resolution of maritime and jurisdictional disputes in the South China Sea and the East China Sea as provided for by universally recognized principles of international law, and reaffirming the strong support of the United States Government for freedom of navigation and other internationally lawful uses of sea and airspace in the Asia-Pacific region.”
6:26:52 P.M. H. Res. 714 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:26:54 P.M. H. Res. 714 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 714.
6:49:37 P.M. H. Res. 714 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:49:43 P.M. H. Res. 714 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
6:49:47 P.M. S. 2673 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2673 — “To enhance the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel.”
6:50:01 P.M. S. 2673 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:50:04 P.M. S. 2673 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2673.
7:08:43 P.M. S. 2673 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:08:46 P.M. S. 2673 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:08:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:09:46 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:19:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:39:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 3.
9:40:00 P.M. Mr. Nugent filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 770.
9:41:02 P.M. Mr. Nugent moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:41:08 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:41:10 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 4, 2014.

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