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Dear Friend,
Thank you to all our wonderful supporters who came out for our Spring Celebration last night! As we mentioned at the end of the program, we have until midnight tonight to make a big difference for our Southern Office.
A Better Balance’s Southern Office has been open just over a year bringing ABB’s successful model to the Southeastern United States, where poverty rates are some of the highest in the country. Today, we have a unique opportunity to expand our reach with your help!

Officer Trischler
Here are just a few highlights from the last year:
-ABB represented Police Officer Lyndi Trischler against the City of Florence, after she was pushed onto unpaid leave while pregnant and in need of light duty. Officer Trischler’s story garnered national media attention and inspired a bill in the Kentucky legislature after lawmakers heard abut her story.  We testified before the House committee and read a powerful letter from Officer Trischler herself. Her legal dispute is still ongoing, and we are continuing our hard work on her behalf.

ABB & SisterReach with training participants in Memphis
-Educated hundreds of families about their rights in the workplace across the South, and provided direct advice to many working families with questions about their rights.
-In Mississippi, a recent article called ABB a “breastfeeding warrior,” recognizing our role in public education in the state.
-In Tennessee, we worked with lawmakers and partners to introduce two important bills to protect the health and economic security of pregnant women and families. We are leaders of a campaign to make both bills a reality next legislative session when we get back to work at the Legislative Plaza.
Donate to ABB’s Southern Office Today!
With your support, we can continue this important work and expand to provide even more critical services.
Thank you for all that you do,
The ABB team

the Senate CONGRESS 5/6 the House

capitol33The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Democrats controlling the second half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1191, the legislative vehicle for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.

As a reminder, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the Corker-Cardin amendment #1140 (substitute) and on the underlying bill, H.R.1191. The filing deadline for first degree amendments is 1:00pm tomorrow, Wednesday, May 6. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote on the substitute amendment would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday, May 7.


Roll Call Votes

Legislative Business

Passed by voice vote Calendar #32, S.125, Bulletproof Vest Grant Program Reauthorization Act, with Lee amendment #1214 (reduces the authorization from $30 million to $25 million).

Passed Calendar #61, S.1124, WIOA Improvement Act, with Alexander/Murray substitute amendment.

Adopted S.Res.170, Travel and Tourism.

Adopted S.Res.171, National Charter Schools.

Adopted S.Res.172, Small Business Week.

Adopted S.Res.173, Syria.

Executive Business


Last Floor Action: 5/5
11:33:22 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 4(b) of H. Res. 223.

The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on May 8, 2015.

11:30:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
11:30:15 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Luke Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
11:30:44 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Anthony Craig Diocese of Duluth, Pequot Lakes, MN.
11:32:01 A.M. Pursuant to section 4(a) of H. Res. 223, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
11:32:06 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
11:32:27 A.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 4, 2015 at 2:47 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 665.
11:33:22 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 4(b) of H. Res. 223. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on May 8, 2015.