70th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation


A Holocaust survivor stands outside a detention block of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Some 300 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz for the 70th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation by the Soviet Red Army in 1945, down from 1,500 who attended the event 10 years ago.(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Rashad Robinson, ColorOfChange.org …Congress is not up to the job


Telecom companies are desperate to gain control over the Internet. They know they’re losing and they’re calling in all their favors to Congress. But Reps Ellison and Waters have a message to them: Our Net is not for sale.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

Tell Congress: Stop stalling Internet freedom.

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FDA/USDA ~~ Alerts & Safety January 2015 ~~ Anyone see a pattern of places that need more regulation?


USFDA_footerNew York Firm Recalls Chorizo Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Buffalo Provisions, a Bronx, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 48,210 pounds of chorizo product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
01/23/2015 05:02 PM EST
J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is recalling a select lot and product of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women
01/26/2015 08:15 PM EST
Oscar’s Hickory House, Inc., a Warrensburg, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 376 pounds of sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
01/26/2015 11:10 AM EST
Korean Food Co. in Irving, Texas is recalling Mak kimchi in 32oz and half gallon glass jars, because it may contain undeclared shellfish (shrimp). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish (shrimp) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
01/26/2015 01:09 PM EST
Quesería Bendita LLC, de Yakima, Washington, está retirando todos los lotes de productos de queso panela, queso fresco, requesón, queso Cotija y crema agria que incluyen TODAS las fechas de caducidad debido a la posibilidad de que estén contaminados con la bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, un organismo que puede causar infecciones graves y a veces hasta mortales en infantes, personas mayores o con una salud delicada y otras personas con un sistema inmunológico debilitado. Aunque las personas sanas quizás sólo sufran síntomas a corto plazo, tales como fiebre alta, dolor de cabeza intenso, rigidez, náuseas, dolor abdominal y diarrea, la infección por listeria puede causar abortos y mortinatos (nacimiento muerto del bebé) entre las mujeres embarazadas.
Arizona Firm Recalls Chicken Breast Fritters Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Primecut Meats, a Phoenix, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 17,700 pounds of chicken breast fritters products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
Illinois Firm Recalls Chicken Steak Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Aspen Foods Div. of Koch Foods, Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,140 pounds of chicken steak products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
. Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 016-2015, Georgia Firm Recalls Chicken and Beef Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen (Jan 17, 2015).
Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Pork Products Imported Without Benefit of Inspection
House of Bricks Realty, Inc., a Wilkes-Barre, PA establishment, is recalling approximately 130 pounds of French pork rillette because they were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.
Florida Firm Recalls Beef, Chicken and Pork Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Holiday Foods, a Hollywood, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,819 pounds of beef, chicken and pork products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
01/22/2015 09:08 PM EST
Freeland Foods, Inc. of San Jose, CA is voluntarily recalling the Go Raw Organic Spicy Seed Mix, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
01/21/2015 06:15 PM EST
House of Bricks Realty, Inc., a Wilkes-Barre, PA establishment, is recalling approximately 130 pounds of French pork rillette because they were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.
01/21/2015 04:35 PM EST
Tarrier Foods of Columbus, OH is recalling 316 cases of Chopped Twix item 0807, because it may contain undeclared peanuts and eggs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
01/16/2015 06:55 PM EST
B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Missouri is recalling certain seasoning blends that contain ground cumin that may contain peanut, an allergen that is not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
01/18/2015 10:43 PM EST
Inventure Foods, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, has issued a precautionary recall of its RADER FARMS Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion, and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion because of a potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
01/20/2015 02:58 PM EST
Northern Tier Bakery LLC of St. Paul Park, MN is voluntarily recalling Twix Bismarck doughnuts due to the possibility of an undeclared peanut allergen in the Twix topping sourced from a third party.
01/16/2015 10:46 PM EST
Queseria Bendita LLC of Yakima, Washington is recalling all lots of Panela, Queso Fresco, Requeson, Cotija fresh soft cheese products and Sour Cream to include those with best by dates up to 4/16/2015 because of a potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
01/16/2015 05:49 PM EST
B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Missouri is recalling certain seasoning blends that contain ground cumin that may contain undeclared peanut protein, an allergen that is not declared on the product’s ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
01/20/2015 02:58 PM EST
Northern Tier Bakery LLC of St. Paul Park, MN is voluntarily recalling Twix Bismarck doughnuts due to the possibility of an undeclared peanut allergen in the Twix topping sourced from a third party.
01/18/2015 10:43 PM EST
Inventure Foods, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, has issued a precautionary recall of its RADER FARMS Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion, and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion because of a potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
01/17/2015 05:15 PM EST
Sentry Food Solutions, a Tucker, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 14,130 pounds of chicken and beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
01/16/2015 10:46 PM EST
Queseria Bendita LLC of Yakima, Washington is recalling all lots of Panela, Queso Fresco, Requeson, Cotija fresh soft cheese products and Sour Cream to include those with best by dates up to 4/16/2015 because of a potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Illinois Firm Recalls Chicken Products Produced Without Adequate Ready-To-Eat HACCP Plan and a Listeria Monocytogenes Program
La Guadalupana Wholesale, Inc., a Chicago, Ill., establishment, is recalling approximately 8,856 pounds of chicken tamales because they were not produced under a fully implemented Ready-To-Eat (RTE) Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan; a Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) program; and a hazard analysis.
Massachusetts Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
J & G Foods, Inc., a Sutton, MA establishment, is recalling approximately 33,948 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with plastic materials.
01/16/2015 06:15 PM EST
Buffalo Provisions, a Bronx, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 48,210 pounds of chorizo product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
Illinois Firm Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
Kalle USA, a Chicago, Ill., establishment, is recalling approximately 168,473 pounds of pork products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.
 California Firm Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
Food Club Corp., the importer of record which was formerly located in Los Altos, Calif., and is now located in Key Biscayne, Fla., is recalling approximately 3,233 pounds of pork products that were produced in Spain and were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.
 FSIS recently posted a summary of recall cases for calendar year 2014. Annual summaries list all the cases for a given year whether they are open or archived.
01/16/2015 10:42 AM EST
Garden Lites®, The Delicious Vegetable Company™ owned and operated by Classic Cooking LLC, is issuing a voluntary recall of several products due to the fact that they contain undeclared peanuts. The ingredient cumin provided by a third party vendor was contaminated with peanut allergen.
01/16/2015 10:40 AM EST
Franklin Farms is issuing a voluntary recall of certain code dates of Chili-Bean Veggiburgers because they may contain undeclared peanut.
 Iowa Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Agri Star Meat & Poultry, a Postville, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 1,690 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
01/13/2015 04:12 PM EST
Whole Foods Market is recalling “Salted Caramel Crispies” produced and sold only in the Cranston, Rhode Island location due to an undeclared tree nut allergen. The product has a “Sell By” date of January 22, 2015.
01/13/2015 08:50 PM EST
Condies Foods, Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah is recalling Condies brand “Bold and Zesty” salsa with USE THRU dates from 10/29 (2014) to 1/27 (2015) and Dr. J’s brand “Mild” and “Medium” salsas with USE THRU dates from 10/29 (2014) to 2/4 (2015), because they contain the recalled spice cumin which may contain undeclared peanut protein. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
  Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 004-2015, California Firm Recalls Beef and Pork Products Due to Foreign Matter Contamination (Jan 8, 2015).
01/12/2015 10:46 AM EST
SPICE N’ MORE CORP. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling its 2.5-oz. containers of “ALL ISLAND SPICE” cumin powder, 7-oz. containers of “CASABLANCA”, “H HARVEST”, “SPICE CLASS” AND “LEADER MERET” cumin powder and 12-oz containers of “SALMA”, “SPICE CLASS”, “LA MINA” AND “KEY FOOD” cumin powder purchased from September 23, 2014 to November 30, 2014, because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
01/12/2015 05:34 PM EST
Zenobia Company LLC. Of Yonkers, NY is recalling MY Spice Sage Cumin Ground in its 1 oz, 4 oz, 4.9 oz, 16 oz and 50 pound packages, because they may contain undeclared peanut protein. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
01/12/2015 10:46 AM EST
SPICE N’ MORE CORP. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling its 7-oz. containers of “CASABLANCA”, “H HARVEST”, “SPICE CLASS”and “LA MINA” cumin powder and 12-oz containers of “SALMA”, “SPICE CLASS”, “LA MINA” AND “KEY FOOD” cumin powder, because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
New York Firm Recalls Beef Product Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergens
US Foods, a Blasdell, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 700 pounds of beef product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
01/09/2015 03:12 PM EST
Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate recall of the Winn-Dixie Sour Cream Lemon Pies in select Winn-Dixie stores in Florida and Louisiana. According to the supplier of the pies, the reason for the recall is that the product is mislabeled.
01/09/2015 10:11 PM EST
Taj Ethnic Gourmet® brand has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall of certain lots of Indian Sauces due to undeclared peanut allergen in a spice provided by a third-party supplier. There have been no reported illnesses related to this voluntary recall.
01/10/2015 07:58 PM EST
The Santa Barbara Smokehouse Inc. of Santa Barbara, CA, is voluntarily recalling the following brands and batches of cold smoked salmon produced and packed between December 17th and December 24th 2014 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
01/09/2015 10:23 PM EST
This letter is to notify you of a product recall involving Wallcur’s Practi-0.9% sodium chloride IV bags supplied in 50 mL, 250 mL, 500, mL, and 1000 mL sizes and the Practi-0.9% sodium chloride 100 mL IV solution bag with sterile distilled water.
01/09/2015 07:20 PM EST
New Castle, PA and Zelienople, PA – Con Yeager Spice Company has issued a voluntary recall for multiple sized packages under multiple brand names of ground cumin and multiple seasoning blends (containing ground cumin) due to undeclared Peanut allergens in the ground cumin.
01/09/2015 07:11 PM EST
Today, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the results of findings from additional tests performed on samples collected from Bidart Bros. apple processing plant. Test results confirm two strains of Listeria monocytogenes were found at the apple processing facility and are believed to be the same strains associated with the outbreak.
01/09/2015 09:48 PM EST
MorningStar Farms is issuing a voluntary and precautionary recall of certain code dates of Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers because they may contain undeclared peanut. MorningStar Farms was notified by a third party supplier that one of the spice ingredients used in Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers may inadvertently contain peanut, an allergen that is not declared on the products’ ingredient statements.
Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
The Daniel Weaver Company, a Lebanon, PA establishment, is recalling approximately 7,092  pounds of Halal Beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen (peanuts).
 California Firm Recalls Beef and Pork Products Due to Foreign Matter Contamination
Unibright Foods Inc., a Bell Gardens, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 48,139 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat sukiyaki beef and gingered pork products that may be contaminated with metal extraneous materials.
New York Firm Recalls Pork Sausage Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Shirk’s Meats, a Dundee, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,062 pounds of pork sausage product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen (peanuts).
01/09/2015 10:46 AM EST
DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) has voluntarily recalled the Fitness Gear Inversion Table. Customers who purchased the table (Style STE00059FG or Style STE00118FG) anytime between November 2011 and September 2014 from DICK’S stores in the United States or online at DICKS.com are encouraged to return the unit to a local store to receive a full refund in the form of a DICK’S Sporting Goods gift card.
01/07/2015 06:19 PM EST
H-E-B has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall for H-E-B Single Serving Tortilla Soup and H-E-B Single Serving Poblano Corn Chowder due to undeclared peanut allergens in seasoning provided by Southern Style Spices. There have been no reported illnesses related to this precautionary recall
 Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 002-2015, California Firm Recalls Boneless Beef Products Imported Without Benefit of Inspection (Jan 7, 2015)
California Firm Recalls Boneless Beef Products Imported Without Benefit of Inspection
Jinon Corporation, doing business as Nijiya Market, a Torrance, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 359 pounds of frozen boneless beef products produced in Japan that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.
01/06/2015 10:14 AM EST
Eillien’s Candies Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling various sizes and brands of Walnut Pieces because some of these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
01/06/2015 04:46 PM EST
Whole Foods Market is recalling its Assorted Cookie Platters, All Sizes for the presence of an undeclared nut allergens. The recalled cookie platters were sold in Whole Foods Market stores in Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii and Nevada in a round, clear plastic container with black plastic base and Whole Foods Market label beginning November 24, 2014
01/05/2015 03:22 PM EST
Out of an abundance of caution and concern for consumer safety Happy Apples is expanding their voluntary recall of caramel apples to include Kroger Brand caramel apples produced by Happy Apple Company with a best use by date between September 15th and November 18th 2014, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
 Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 001-2015, Texas Firm Recalls Lamb Products Imported Without Benefit of Inspection (Jan 2, 2015).
01/02/2015 09:11 PM EST
Full Tilt Ice Cream of Seattle, Washington is voluntarily recalling all Dairy Based Ice Cream flavors (except the non-dairy frozen desserts), sold under brand Full Tilt, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
01/02/2015 05:17 PM EST
Zilks Foods, LLC of Austin, TX is recalling all of its 8 ounce hummus products because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Texas Firm Recalls Lamb Products Imported Without Benefit of Inspection AMD Imports Inc., a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 35, 275 pounds of Australian lamb products because they were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.

01/02/2015 12:43 PM EST
Barkworthies of Richmond, VA is recalling select lots of Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recalls:

North Carolina Firm Recalls Canned Soup Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

B. Robert’s Foods, a Charlotte, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,474 pounds of chicken noodle soup due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

12/31/2014 07:20 PM EST
Whole Foods Market is recalling cheese sold in Arizona, California and Hawaii that came from its supplier Bleating Heart Cheeses because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
12/31/2014 04:17 PM EST
Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients of Gonzales, Texas is voluntarily recalling cumin products because they may contain undeclared peanut proteins. We were notified by one of our third party suppliers that one of the spice ingredients purchased contains peanut proteins, allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements.

Valeant Pharmaceutical North America LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of Virazole (Ribavirin Powder For Solution) Due To Microbial Contamination

01/01/2015 02:48 AM EST
Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC (VPNA) is issuing a voluntarily recall of one lot of Virazole® (ribavirin powder for solution), 100 mL, 6g Vial, 4-pack to the user level.
12/31/2014 04:04 PM EST
Jump Your Bones, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida is voluntarily recalling Jump Your Bones brand name Roo Bites (Cubes) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date
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The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, with the time until 12:30pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees, with the Democrats controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.

The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

Prior to adjourning, Senator Murkowski announced that she and Senator Cantwell will work to set up a path forward that will include some amendment votes on pending amendments and others that are waiting in the queue. She hopes to set some of those votes for after lunch.

The following amendments are pending to S.1, Keystone XL Pipeline:

Murkowski amendment #2 (substitute)
Vitter amendment #80, as modified (OCS)
Sullivan amendment #67 (prohibit arming EPA)
Cardin amendment #75 (local water supplier)

Murkowski amendment #98 (Sense of Congress arctic region)
Flake amendment #103 (duplicative green building programs)
Cruz amendment #15 (expedited export of natural gas to WTO)
Moran amendment #73 (prairie chicken)

Daines amendment #132 (Sense of Congress national monuments)
Boxer amendment #130 (preserve existing permits)
Peters amendment #70 (pipeline safety)
Collins amendment #35 (school building efficiency)

Murkowski amendment #166 (wilderness study areas)
Sanders amendment #23 (solar panels)
Merkley amendment #174 (domestic/international adaptation)
Merkley amendment #125 (infrastructure)

Cantwell amendment #131 (U.S. environmental laws)
Tillis amendment #102 (OCS leasing)
Markey amendment #178 (tar sands)
Markey amendment #141 (effective date/extreme weather events)

Whitehouse amendment #148 (campaign finance disclosure re: Keystone)
Booker amendment #155 (new circumstances)
Burr amendment #92 (Land and Water Conservation Fund)
Coons amendment #115 (climate resiliency projects)

Carper amendment #120 (fuel cell motor vehicles)
Heitkamp #133 (renewable tax credits)
Cardin amendment #124 (tribal treaty requirements)
Gillibrand amendment #48 (fracking)

Peters amendment #55 (study on by-product environmental impact)
Barrasso amendment #245 (tribal treaties)

 

The following amendments have been called up to S.1, Keystone:

 

-Boxer amendment #130 (preserve existing permits)

-Peters amendment #70 (pipeline safety)

-Collins amendment #35 (school building efficiency)

-Murkowski amendment #166 (wilderness study areas)

 

Negotiations continue on a path forward. At this point, we expect a number of amendments to be called up this afternoon and then we will work on scheduling votes.

WRAP UP

Roll Call Votes

Legislative Business

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.272, Department of Homeland Security Appropriations FY2015

Executive Business

 

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Last Floor Action:
3:40:46 P.M. -H. Res. 48
On agreeing to the resolution Roll Call 46 – Yea and Nay vote pending.

Last Floor Action:
6:32:21 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order.

The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 27, 2015.

12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:01:28 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:40 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:42 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Quigley to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:58 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.
12:37:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:37:13 P.M. H.R. 350 Mr. Sensenbrenner moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 350 — “To direct the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking to identify strategies to prevent children from becoming victims of trafficking and review trafficking prevention efforts, to protect and assist in the recovery of victims of trafficking, and for other purposes.”
12:37:24 P.M. H.R. 350 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:37:26 P.M. H.R. 350 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 350.
12:52:38 P.M. H.R. 350 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
12:52:41 P.M. H.R. 350 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:53:27 P.M. H.R. 159 Mr. Sensenbrenner moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 159 — “To stop exploitation through trafficking.”
12:53:36 P.M. H.R. 159 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:53:37 P.M. H.R. 159 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 159.
1:14:36 P.M. H.R. 159 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:14:37 P.M. H.R. 159 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:14:56 P.M. H.R. 285 Mr. Sensenbrenner moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 285 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a penalty for knowingly selling advertising that offers certain commercial sex acts.”
1:15:07 P.M. H.R. 285 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:15:10 P.M. H.R. 285 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 285.
1:51:38 P.M. H.R. 285 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:51:41 P.M. H.R. 285 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:51:49 P.M. H.R. 181 Mr. Poe (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 181 — “To provide justice for the victims of trafficking.”
1:51:59 P.M. H.R. 181 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:52:01 P.M. H.R. 181 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 181.
2:30:19 P.M. H.R. 181 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:30:21 P.M. H.R. 181 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:31:09 P.M. H.R. 460 Mr. Walker moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 460 — “To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to train Department of Homeland Security personnel how to effectively deter, detect, disrupt, and prevent human trafficking during the course of their primary roles and responsibilities, and for other purposes.”
2:31:36 P.M. H.R. 460 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:31:39 P.M. H.R. 460 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 460.
2:48:39 P.M. H.R. 460 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:48:41 P.M. H.R. 460 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:49:47 P.M. H. Res. 48 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 48 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 351) to provide for expedited approval of exportation of natural gas, and for other purposes.”
2:50:06 P.M. H. Res. 48 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 48.
3:40:42 P.M. H. Res. 48 The previous question was ordered without objection.
3:40:46 P.M. H. Res. 48 On agreeing to the resolution Roll Call 46 – Yea and Nay vote pending.

4:08:06 P.M. H. Res. 48 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 241 – 169 (Roll no. 46).
4:08:08 P.M. H. Res. 48 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:08:14 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:08:21 P.M. H.R. 469 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 469 — “To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to enable State child protective services systems to improve the identification and assessment of child victims of sex trafficking, and for other purposes.”
4:17:27 P.M. H.R. 469 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 – 0 (Roll no. 47).
4:17:27 P.M. H.R. 469 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:17:30 P.M. H.R. 246 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 246 — “To improve the response to victims of child sex trafficking.”
4:24:48 P.M. H.R. 246 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 – 0 (Roll no. 48).
4:24:48 P.M. H.R. 246 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:25:01 P.M. H.R. 515 ENGROSSMENT CORRECTION – Unanimous consent was granted for the Clerk to make a correction in the engrossment to H.R. 515 in a form placed at the desk.
4:26:25 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:27:00 P.M. H.R. 398 Mrs. Ellmers moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 398 — “To provide for the development and dissemination of evidence-based best practices for health care professionals to recognize victims of a severe form of trafficking and respond to such individuals appropriately, and for other purposes.”
4:27:13 P.M. H.R. 398 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:27:14 P.M. H.R. 398 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 398.
4:41:16 P.M. H.R. 398 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:41:18 P.M. H.R. 398 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:42:10 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:54:31 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:41:47 P.M. Mr. Reichert asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on January 28. Agreed to without objection.
5:41:53 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.
7:12:21 P.M. Mr. Tonko moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:12:37 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:12:38 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on January 28, 2015.

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