on this day 2/5 The U.S. Congress passed the Immigration Act of 1917

World1782 – The Spanish captured Minorca from the British.

1783 – Sweden recognized the independence of the United States.

1846 – “The Oregon Spectator”, based in Oregon City, became the first newspaper published on the Pacific coast.

1861 – Samuel Goodale patented the moving picture peep show machine.

1885 – Congo State was established under Leopold II of Belgium, as a personal possession.

1881 – Phoenix, AZ, was incorporated.

1917 – Mexico’s constitution was adopted.

1917 – The U.S. Congress passed the Immigration Act of 1917 (Asiatic Barred Zone Act) with an overwhelming majority. The action overrode President Woodrow Wilson’s December 14, 1916 veto.

1924 – The BBC time signals, or “pips”, from Greenwich Observatory were heard for the first time. They are broadcast every hour.

1931 – Maxine Dunlap became the first woman licensed as a glider pilot.

1937 – U.S. President Roosevelt proposed enlarging the U.S. Supreme Court. The plan failed.

1940 – “Amanda of Honeymoon Hill” debuted on radio.

1952 – In New York City, four signs were installed at 44th Street and Broadway in Times Square that told pedestrians “don’t walk.”

1953 – The Walt Disney’s film “Peter Pan” opened at the Roxy Theatre in New York City.
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1958 – Gamel Abdel Nasser was formally nominated to become the first president of the United Arab Republic.

1961 – The first issue of the “Sunday Telegraph” was published.

1962 – French President Charles De Gaulle called for Algeria’s independence.

1972 – Bob Douglas became the first black man elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.

1982 – Great Britain imposed economic sanctions against Poland and Russia in protest against martial law in Poland.

1987 – The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 2,200-point for the first time. The market closed at 2201.49.

1988 – A pair of indictments were unsealed in Florida, accusing Panama’s military leader, Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, of bribery and drug trafficking.

1994 – White separatist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted in Jackson, MS, of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

1997 – Switzerland’s “Big Three” banks announced they would create a $71 million fund for Holocaust victims and their families.

1997 – Investment bank Morgan Stanley announced a $10 billion merger with Dean Witter.

1999 – Mike Tyson was sentenced to a year in jail for assaulting two people after a car accident on August 31, 1998. Tyson was also fined $5,000, had to serve 2 years of probation, and had to perform 200 hours of community service upon release.

2001 – It was announced the Kelly Ripa would be Regis Philbin’s cohost. The show was renamed to “Live! With Regis and Kelly.”

2001 – Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman announced their separation.

2003 – U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell presented evidence to the U.N. concerning Iraq’s material breach of U.N. Resolution 1441.

the senate February CONGRESS 2017 the house


Wrap Up for Friday, February 3, 2017

Roll Call Votes Passage of H.J.Res.41, SEC Resource Extraction Resolution of Disapproval; adopted: 52-47. Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education; invoked: 52-48.   Legislative Business Passed S.305: to amend title 4, United States Code, to encourage the display of the flag of the United States on…


Wrap Up for Thursday, February 2, 2017

Roll Call Votes Passage of H.J.Res.38 (Stream Protection Rule Resolution of Disapproval); agreed to: 54-45. Motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General; agreed to: 53-45. Motion to proceed to Legislative Session; agreed to: 51-47. Motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Thomas Price to be Secretary of…


Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State; confirmed: 56-43. Motion to table the motion to reconsider the vote on confirmation of the Tillerson nomination; agreed to: 55-43. Motion to proceed to Legislative Session; agreed to: 53-44. Shall the Journal stand approved to date; agreed to: 54-44. Motion to proceed to…


9:00:16 A.M. House Activity Feb. 3, 2017  The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:20 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:50 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Hultgren demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hultgren objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered withdrawn.
9:02:15 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Garamendi to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:16 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 February 3, 2017 at 8:11 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.J. Res. 41.
9:03:03 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:17:31 A.M. H.J. Res. 36 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 74. H.J. Res. 36 — “Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation”.”
9:17:36 A.M. H.J. Res. 36 Both resolutions are closed to amendments. Rule provides for one hour of general debate on each resolution, and provides for one motion to recommit on each resolution.
9:18:18 A.M. H.J. Res. 36 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 36.
10:10:42 A.M. H.J. Res. 36 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:35:27 A.M. H.J. Res. 36 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 221 – 191 (Roll no. 78).
10:35:29 A.M. H.J. Res. 36 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:35:35 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and the question was put de novo.
10:35:48 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
10:43:48 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in colloquy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
11:19:09 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, February 3, 2017, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, February 6, 2017 for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
11:19:48 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:39:24 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:36:55 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:36:57 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:36:59 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on February 6, 2017.