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Schedule for Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.   The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany H.R.2577, MilCon-VA Appropriations; not invoked: 52-46. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #524, H.R.5293, DOD Appropriations; not invoked: 55-43.   Legislative Business Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.3231, Federal…

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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of September 06, 2016

Last Floor Action:
8:16:28 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to H. Res. 841. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 7, 2016.

2:00:30 P.M. House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:00:40 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:01:00 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:27 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:31 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Foxx to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:16 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Whitfield wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective at 6:00 p.m. on September 6, 2016.
2:03:43 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:16:21 P.M. The House received a communication from Phil Kiko, Chief Administrative Officer. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Kiko notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for documents, issued by the Circuit Court for Howard County, Maryland, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he has determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
2:16:52 P.M. The House received a communication from Karen L. Haas, Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Haas notified the House that she had been served with a subpoena for documents, issued by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she has determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
2:17:36 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. today.
4:01:43 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 6.
4:01:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:02:07 P.M. H.R. 4511 Mr. Harper moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4511 — “To amend the Veterans’ Oral History Project Act to allow the collection of video and audio recordings of biographical histories by immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces who died as a result of their service during a period of war.”
4:02:40 P.M. H.R. 4511 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:02:42 P.M. H.R. 4511 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4511.
4:19:05 P.M. H.R. 4511 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:19:10 P.M. H.R. 4511 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:20:00 P.M. H.R. 5578 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5578 — “To establish certain rights for sexual assault survivors, and for other purposes.”
4:20:18 P.M. H.R. 5578 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:20:21 P.M. H.R. 5578 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5578.
4:34:53 P.M. H.R. 5578 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.
4:35:38 P.M. H.R. 2830 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2830 — “To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 2, United States Code.”
4:35:49 P.M. H.R. 2830 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:35:52 P.M. H.R. 2830 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2830.
4:41:06 P.M. H.R. 2830 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:41:08 P.M. H.R. 2830 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:41:24 P.M. H.R. 2831 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2831 — “To make technical amendments to update statutory references to provisions classified to chapters 44, 45, 46, and 47 of title 50, United States Code.”
4:41:53 P.M. H.R. 2831 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:41:55 P.M. H.R. 2831 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2831.
4:46:23 P.M. H.R. 2831 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:46:25 P.M. H.R. 2831 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:46:44 P.M. H.R. 2832 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2832 — “To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 52, United States Code.”
4:46:55 P.M. H.R. 2832 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:46:57 P.M. H.R. 2832 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2832.
4:53:09 P.M. H.R. 2832 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:53:11 P.M. H.R. 2832 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:54:01 P.M. H.R. 3881 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3881 — “To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to repeal provisions relating only to the Allegheny National Forest.”
4:54:06 P.M. H.R. 3881 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:54:08 P.M. H.R. 3881 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3881.
4:59:53 P.M. H.R. 3881 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.
5:00:55 P.M. H.R. 4510 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4510 — “To insure adequate use and access to the existing Bolts Ditch headgate and ditch segment within the Holy Cross Wilderness in Eagle County, Colorado, and for other purposes.”
5:01:20 P.M. H.R. 4510 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:22 P.M. H.R. 4510 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4510.
5:05:21 P.M. H.R. 4510 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:05:23 P.M. H.R. 4510 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:06:02 P.M. H.R. 3480 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3480 — “To expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.”
5:06:09 P.M. H.R. 3480 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:06:10 P.M. H.R. 3480 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3480.
5:11:08 P.M. H.R. 3480 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:11:20 P.M. H.R. 3480 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:12:07 P.M. H.R. 4202 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4202 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Fort Ontario in the State of New York.”
5:12:09 P.M. H.R. 4202 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:12:10 P.M. H.R. 4202 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4202.
5:17:51 P.M. H.R. 4202 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:17:53 P.M. H.R. 4202 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:18:15 P.M. H.R. 4245 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4245 — “To exempt importation and exportation of sea urchins and sea cucumbers from licensing requirements under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.”
5:18:27 P.M. H.R. 4245 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:18:29 P.M. H.R. 4245 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4245.
5:25:07 P.M. H.R. 4245 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:25:09 P.M. H.R. 4245 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:25:12 P.M. H.R. 4245 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:25:37 P.M. H.R. 4789 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4789 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes.”
5:25:58 P.M. H.R. 4789 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:26:01 P.M. H.R. 4789 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4789.
5:29:53 P.M. H.R. 4789 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:30:00 P.M. H.R. 4789 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:30:11 P.M. H.R. 5577 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5577 — “To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct offshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-based live lease sales, and for other purposes.”
5:30:28 P.M. H.R. 5577 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:30:30 P.M. H.R. 5577 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5577.
5:36:06 P.M. H.R. 5577 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:36:09 P.M. H.R. 5577 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:36:34 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 6.
6:30:09 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Kentucky, Mr. Whitfield, the whole number of the House is 432.
6:30:27 P.M. H. Res. 841 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 841 — “Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of the Honorable Mark Takai, a Representative from the State of Hawaii.”
6:30:57 P.M. H. Res. 841 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:31:08 P.M. H. Res. 841 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:31:27 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.
6:31:47 P.M. H.R. 5578 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5578 — “To establish certain rights for sexual assault survivors, and for other purposes.”
6:51:53 P.M. H.R. 5578 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 399 – 0 (Roll no. 479).
6:51:54 P.M. H.R. 5578 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:52:00 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the Honorable Mark Takai, Representative from the State of Hawaii.
6:55:59 P.M. H.R. 3881 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3881 — “To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to repeal provisions relating only to the Allegheny National Forest.”
7:04:04 P.M. H.R. 3881 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 – 3 (Roll no. 480).
7:04:05 P.M. H.R. 3881 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:04:48 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 843 and H. Res. 844.
7:07:02 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:07:30 P.M. H.R. 3839 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3839 — “To transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, and for other purposes.”
7:07:49 P.M. H.R. 3839 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:07:53 P.M. H.R. 3839 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3839.
7:15:25 P.M. H.R. 3839 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:15:33 P.M. H.R. 3839 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:15:51 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:32:29 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:16:11 P.M. Mr. Garamendi moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:16:26 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:16:28 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to H. Res. 841. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 7, 2016.

Make Sacred Natural Areas “No Go” Zones for Industrial Resource Extraction!


The world’s largest gathering of conservation organizations and governments is underway in Honolulu, Hawaii. A powerful delegation of indigenous spokespeople from around the world are there to insist that their territories be protected from the environmental destructions and human rights violations caused by industrial natural resource extraction.

 

Join them in supporting a revolutionary proposal, called Motion 26, which would greatly expand the mandate to keep industrial activities out of indigenous territories and sacred natural sites.

While this idea might seem obvious, corporations and some governments are working to weaken or defeat the motion. Now is the moment to flood social media streams with global messages of support for this idea whose time has come.

Please post a message on your Facebook and/or Twitter showing that you stand with indigenous communities as they fight to defend their sacred territories from rapacious mining, oil extraction, and other destructive mega projects.

WSCC … save the date 9/28/2016


Come meet the Clark Lewis Team, the GC/CM for the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Addition project, and learn about unnamedcontracting opportunities at the Project Kickoff Event on Wednesday, September 28, at 4:00pm in room 2AB at the Washington State Convention Center.

Agenda will include a Project Overview, Procurement Schedule, and Opportunities for minority, small, veteran, disadvantaged and woman-owned businesses (diverse businesses).

WSCC and Clark Lewis have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion on this project and strongly encourage diverse businesses to attend.

To RSVP and learn more about the project, please visit our website at www.WSCCAddition.com.

Huge Climate News from the US and China



THE US AND CHINA
FORMALLY ACCEPT

THE PARIS
AGREEMENT 
WE HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS FOR YOU, Carmen.

The US and China have formally accepted the Paris Agreement!

When 175 countries and parties officially signed the Paris Agreement on Earth Day this year, it marked a critical moment in the fight to end climate change. But signing the agreement in front of the cameras at the UN was only the first step.

For the Paris Agreement to go into effect, it needs to be formally approved by at least 55 countries that, together, contribute 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Which means the world’s biggest emitters, like the US and China, need to get on board.

And now they have.

Today, the US and China – two nations that together make up about 40 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions – have become the first major economies to formally accept the Paris Agreement.    

The significance of this move to formally accept the Paris Agreement goes beyond each country’s emissions. As the first two large nations to formally accept the Paris Agreement, the US and China have set a model for other countries – both developed and developing – around the world to follow.

There’s still more work to be done, as both countries now have to translate their nationally determined commitments in the agreement into action, including legislation and regulation. But today’s announcement is a big deal – and a big step forward for the planet.

We hope that you’re as excited as we are. With the US and China accepting the agreement, signs are that other major economies will soon begin following suit. To stay connected and hear the latest developments as more nations accept the Paris Agreement, follow Climate Reality on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.