Climate change in 2012 … more actions from POTUS


 

Extreme weather comes at a cost

Climate and weather disasters in 2012 alone cost the American economy more than $100 billion



$30 Billion

U.S. drought/heatwave

Estimated across the U.S.

$65 Billion

Superstorm Sandy

Estimated

$11.1 Billion

Combined severe weather

Estimated for incidents across the U.S.


$1 Billion

Western wildfires

Estimated

$2.3 Billion

Hurricane Isaac

Estimated

There are also public health threats associated with extreme weather

Children, the elderly, and the poor are most vulnerable to a range of climate-related health effects, including those related to heat stress, air pollution, extreme weather events, and diseases carried by food, water, and insects.

 

 

the Senate CONGRESS 8/3 the House


Pinterestwh_climate_bannerFollowing Friday’s pro forma, the Senate will adjourn until 2:00pm on Monday, August 3, 2015.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1881, a bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. At 5:30pm, there will be a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.1881.S

5:36pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1881, a bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America;

Not invoked: 53-46

Senator McConnell entered a motion to reconsider.

WRAP UP

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1881, to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood of America; not invoked: 53-46.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.241, designating August 16, 2015, as “National Airborne Day”.

No Executive Business

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Last Floor Action: 7/31
1:04:25 P.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to H. Res. 380, consistent with the fourth clause in section 5 of article I of the Constitution, and notwithstanding section 132 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946.

The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on August 4, 2015.

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