RE: I lost my son to childhood cancer


Petitioning President of the United States, Donald Trump

Turn the White House ‘Gold’ for kids with cancer

Petition by Roya Giordano
Leesburg, Virginia
78,566
Supporters
Did you know that every 2 minutes, a child somewhere in the world is diagnosed with Pediatric cancer? A normal childhood comes to a halt for these kids. And each day in the U.S., 7 families have to bury their brave, beloved children who’ve lost the fight.

I was one of those people, losing my beautiful, brave son Mathias to cancer.

Childhood Cancer Awareness month is coming this September. I’m asking the President of the United States to light the White House Gold, for one night, to show support for the kids fighting the battle of their lives. It will help us remember the children who’ve lost their battles with cancer — children like my son Mathias. Will you help me?

The White House has been lighted up to recognize cancer and significant milestones in the past. Seeing the people’s house lit up is a moving experience, one shared across social media and on the news. More importantly, it shows kids fighting cancer they are not alone and their country supports.

Please sign and share this petition telling our President to turn the White House gold for all the children battling cancer across our nation today.

#TeamMathias #MathiasStrong

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Amazon’s Forests Still Endangered Despite Brazilian President’s Vetoes of Environmental Protection Rollbacks


“It’s as if you sent a message that environmental crime pays.”

Brazil’s President Michel Temer surprised many on Monday when he vetoed contentious legislation that would have opened up vast tracts of legally-protected Amazonian forests to land grabbing, deforestation, agribusiness, and mining.

While the vetoes seemed a concession to demands from his Environmental Minister and a coalition of environmental and human rights organizations, they now appear to be mere greenwash of the government’s anti-environment agenda and and an attempt distract the public from its alarming assault on the Amazon.

That same day, the administration announced that it will introduce a new bill for a fast-tracked congressional vote that essentially resurrects the legislation the president just vetoed.

Updates ~~ Bert Wander – Avaaz



From the chaos, something beautiful is emerging — people’s movements are destroying the darkest dreams of the far-right and carving out a new and exciting path forward for all of us.

Our amazing movement has been in the middle of this global battle… and winning!

We are turning the tide on Brexit

Britain’s election decimated conservative Theresa May and her Brexit plans, even opening up a return to a unified Europe — thanks in part to a massive tactical voting and youth turnout campaign that won in 90% of the districts we took on!

“Avaaz members across Britain played a powerful role in helping to reshape our politics from the ground up.”
— Frances Foley, Progressive Alliance

We helped halt the far-right in France

Outsider Macron blew open France, sweeping to the presidency on a platform of tolerance and hope, winning an historic majority in Parliament and keeping the far-right Le Pen at a measly 8 seats (out of 577!). Our viral election video had millions of views, and our major get out the vote effort against Le Pen reached more people than most major parties!

We have Monsanto on the back foot in Europe

Over a million people added their name to an official call to ban Monsanto’s best-selling poison glyphosate, triggering a debate and response from Europe’s Parliament and potentially derailing a plan to allow this chemical to cover our food — and our movement supercharged the campaign’s record breaking growth!

And that’s just in the last month! There’s so much more we’ve achieved together in the face of the most divisive, anti-democratic, far-right forces everywhere:

We protected Bedouin homes from settlers

A small Bedouin community facing annihilation at the hands of Israel’s soldiers delayed demolition of their community and created a beautiful symbol of resistance, with a giant stone sign reading “We shall remain” right across from a settlement — and our staff and members were key to the action and mobilizing international media attention that protected their homes!

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We helped defeat hate in the Netherlands

A racist, Trump-style politician poised to take over the Netherlands, suffered a crushing loss in the election — thanks in part to a massive march for unity in Amsterdam and our viral election advertising linking him to Trump!

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We’re taking Trump to court for climate crimes

When Trump pulled out of the Paris climate agreement, our community raised money for a group of awesome kids to sue the President for putting their future at risk. This groundbreaking legal case could force the US to act against climate change!

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It’s all a stunning reminder that in humanity’s darkest moments, the brightest lights can flicker into life. Over 50 years ago this week, three civil rights leaders were abducted and murdered by the far-right KKK in the US. Hatred was rising and gaining power. But a powerful movement rose to meet it, and in the following four years, two different Civil Rights Acts were passed, paving the way towards a more equal future for everyone.

These are the stories of history that inspire me in dark times — moments when people fought hard in the face of apparently insurmountable odds, and won, giving generations to come shining examples of the transformations that people power can bring into the world.

Let’s keep fighting and writing this new story of hope, together.

With respect and admiration,

Bert, Luis, Emma, Luca, Fatima, Julie, Mike and the whole team at Avaaz

P.S. If you are new to Avaaz, or just want to look back at what this amazing movement has achieved before this year, check out our highlights page.

the senate June 19 -22 **CONGRESS** 2017 the house


Wrap Up 6/22/2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Marshall Billingslea to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing; confirmed: 65-35. Motion to invoke cloture on Kristine Svinicki to be Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; invoked: 89-10.   No Legislative Business   Executive Business Confirmed the following military promotions by unanimous consent:   ARMY Executive Calendar #120 – Brig. MORE

Wrap Up 6/21/2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Sigal Mandelker to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes; confirmed: 96-4. Motion to invoke cloture on Marshall Billingslea to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing; invoked: 65-34.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up 6/20/217 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Brock Long to be Administrator, FEMA; confirmed: 95-4. Motion to invoke cloture Executive Calendar #94, Sigal Mandelker, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes; invoked: 94-5.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

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Last Floor Action: 6/23/2017
9:58:05 A.M. -H.R. 2842
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 396, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson amendment No. 5.

9:00:22 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:27 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:26 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:28 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Heck to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:44 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.
9:10:28 A.M. H.R. 2842 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 396. H.R. 2842 — “To provide for the conduct of demonstration projects to test the effectiveness of subsidized employment for TANF recipients.”
9:10:33 A.M. H.R. 2842 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2842 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-22. The resolution makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Also, the resolution makes in order at any time on the legislative day of June 22, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motion that the House suspend the rules relating to the bill H.R. 2353.
9:11:01 A.M. H.R. 2842 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 396 and Rule XVIII.
9:11:02 A.M. H.R. 2842 The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:11:13 A.M. H.R. 2842 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2842.
9:40:40 A.M. H.R. 2842 An amendment, offered by Ms. Foxx, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-187 to encourage better coordination with state workforce development efforts and adds to the reporting requirements in Section 5 to describe efforts by the State to ensure nondisplacement and establish grievance procedures.
9:40:58 A.M. H.R. 2842 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 396, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foxx amendment No. 1.
9:44:04 A.M. H.R. 2842 On agreeing to the Foxx amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:44:13 A.M. H.R. 2842 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bost, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-187 to ensure that states include in their applications how they will use the funds to help individuals who have been displaced or relocated from a public housing authority to an alternative public housing facility or placed on rental assistance.
9:44:31 A.M. H.R. 2842 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 396, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bost amendment No. 2.
9:47:55 A.M. H.R. 2842 On agreeing to the Bost amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:48:05 A.M. H.R. 2842 An amendment, offered by Ms. Bonamici, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-187 to require states to coordinate the subsidized employment program authorized in the bill with other federal workforce development programs, including the Federal Work Study Program.
9:48:23 A.M. H.R. 2842 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 396, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bonamici amendment No. 3.
9:53:59 A.M. H.R. 2842 On agreeing to the Bonamici amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:54:14 A.M. H.R. 2842 An amendment, offered by Mr. Krishnamoorthi, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-187 to require states to report on the number of individuals who are in a career that matches their training.
9:54:31 A.M. H.R. 2842 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 396, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Krishnamoorthi amendment No. 4.
9:57:05 A.M. H.R. 2842 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Krishnamoorthi amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (NE) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
9:57:44 A.M. H.R. 2842 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-187 to direct states to include in their end of the fiscal year report the number of recipients who received additional federal or state means-tested benefits during their subsidized employment.
9:58:05 A.M. H.R. 2842 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 396, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson amendment No. 5.

House Activity 6/22/2017

10:00:08 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:12 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Earl L. “Buddy” Carter to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:32 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:41:36 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 22.
12:00:28 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Kevin Kitrell Ross, Unity of Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.
12:02:33 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:36 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Trott to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:53 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.
12:26:04 P.M. H. Res. 396 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 396 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2842) to provide for the conduct of demonstration projects to test the effectiveness of subsidized employment for TANF recipients, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”
12:28:23 P.M. H. Res. 396 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 396.
1:34:29 P.M. H. Res. 396 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 184 (Roll no. 316).
1:34:31 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the sailors involved in the accident on the USS Fizgerald.
1:43:50 P.M. H. Res. 396 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 – 179 (Roll no. 317).
1:43:52 P.M. H. Res. 396 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:44:14 P.M. Mr. Dent filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 2998.
1:45:06 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:46:21 P.M. H.R. 2353 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2353 — “To reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.”
1:46:39 P.M. H.R. 2353 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:46:43 P.M. H.R. 2353 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2353.
2:38:26 P.M. H.R. 2353 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:38:28 P.M. H.R. 2353 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:40:34 P.M. H.R. 1654 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 392. H.R. 1654 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes.”
2:40:39 P.M. H.R. 1654 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1873 and 1654, with 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except a motion to recommit with or without instructions on each bill. Both measures will be considered read and have specified amendments.
2:40:45 P.M. H.R. 1654 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 392 and Rule XVIII.
2:40:45 P.M. H.R. 1654 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:41:16 P.M. H.R. 1654 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1654.
3:26:19 P.M. H.R. 1654 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-186 to enhance federal cooperation in planning and construction of State-led water storage projects by ensuring such projects are eligible for permit streamlining under this bill.
3:26:21 P.M. H.R. 1654 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 392, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa amendment No. 1.
3:36:20 P.M. H.R. 1654 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:36:42 P.M. H.R. 1654 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lowenthal, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-186 to exempt any dam projects from being fast-tracked by the bill if it could harm commercial fisheries.
3:36:45 P.M. H.R. 1654 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 392, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 2.
4:13:29 P.M. H.R. 1654 On agreeing to the Lowenthal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 – 232 (Roll no. 318).
4:13:50 P.M. H.R. 1654 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1654.
4:14:32 P.M. H.R. 1654 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:24:23 P.M. H.R. 1654 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:33:08 P.M. H.R. 1654 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 233 – 180 (Roll no. 319).
4:33:10 P.M. H.R. 1654 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:33:24 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:03:18 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:21:19 P.M. Mr. Raskin moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:21:20 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:21:21 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 23, 2017.

 

House Activity 6/21/2017

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:18 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:45 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:41:32 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 21.
12:00:02 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Hershel Lutch, MEOR Foundation, Baltimore, MD
12:01:56 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:59 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Gene Green of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:21 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.
12:28:30 P.M. H. Res. 392 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 392 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1873) to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1654) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes.”
12:33:33 P.M. H. Res. 392 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 392.
1:30:45 P.M. H. Res. 392 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 392, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:32:36 P.M. PRIVILEGED RESOLUTION – Mr. Doggett was recognized to offer a privileged resolution subsequent to the foregoing notification and the previous order of the House of June 15, 2017. The Clerk reported the privileged resolution.
1:34:12 P.M. Mr. Doggett and Mr. Pascrell were recognized to be heard on the question of whether or not the resolution constituted a point of privilege and the Chair subsequently ruled that the resolution did not constitute a point of privilege.
1:57:03 P.M. Mr. Doggett moved to appeal the ruling of the Chair.
1:57:55 P.M. Mr. Newhouse moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
2:20:46 P.M. On Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 – 188, 1 Present (Roll no. 311).
2:21:04 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a copy of a letter from the Honorable Corey Stapleton, Secretary of State of Montana, indicating that, at the Special Election held on May 25, 2017, the Honorable Greg Gianforte was duly elected Representative to Congress for the At-Large Congressional District, State of Montana.
2:22:14 P.M. OATH OF OFFICE – Representative-Elect Greg Gianforte, Member At-Large, State of Montana, presented himself in the well of the House to take the Oath of Office which was administered by the Speaker of the House.
2:23:43 P.M. ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of Rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of administration of the oath to the gentleman from Montana, the whole number of the House is 432.
2:26:48 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 392, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:26:56 P.M. H. Res. 392 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 392 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1873) to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1654) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes.”
2:35:30 P.M. H. Res. 392 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 186 (Roll no. 312).
2:43:22 P.M. H. Res. 392 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 – 185 (Roll no. 313).
2:43:24 P.M. H. Res. 392 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:43:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:44:03 P.M. H.R. 2131 Mr. Higgins (LA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2131 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Chief Human Capital Officer of the Department of Homeland Security to improve consistency regarding discipline and adverse actions in the Department’s workforce, and for other purposes.”
2:44:17 P.M. H.R. 2131 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:44:19 P.M. H.R. 2131 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2131.
2:51:40 P.M. H.R. 2131 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:51:42 P.M. H.R. 2131 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:52:16 P.M. H.R. 1282 Mr. Garrett moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1282 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish Acquisition Review Boards in the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
2:52:43 P.M. H.R. 1282 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:52:44 P.M. H.R. 1282 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1282.
3:03:00 P.M. H.R. 1282 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:03:02 P.M. H.R. 1282 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:03:04 P.M. H.R. 1282 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:03:47 P.M. H.R. 1873 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 392. H.R. 1873 — “To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands.”
3:03:52 P.M. H.R. 1873 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1873 and 1654, with 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except a motion to recommit with or without instructions on each bill. Both measures will be considered read and have specified amendments.
3:04:31 P.M. H.R. 1873 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 392 and Rule XVIII.
3:04:32 P.M. H.R. 1873 The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:05:06 P.M. H.R. 1873 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1873.
3:41:21 P.M. H.R. 1873 An amendment, offered by Mr. Carbajal, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-186 to ensure that owners and operators of electric transmission and distribution facilities submit management plans to the Secretary.
3:41:24 P.M. H.R. 1873 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 392, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carbajal Part A Amendment No. 1.
3:46:47 P.M. H.R. 1873 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Carbajal Part A amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Carbajal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:47:07 P.M. H.R. 1873 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sinema, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-186 to ensure personnel of the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service involved in vegetation management decisions on transmission and distribution rights-of-way receive training on how unmanned technologies can be used to identify vegetation management needs, lower energy costs, and reduce the risk of wildfires.
3:47:10 P.M. H.R. 1873 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 392, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sinema Part A Amendment No. 2.
3:51:39 P.M. H.R. 1873 On agreeing to the Sinema amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:56 P.M. H.R. 1873 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-186 to prohibit any loss of funds for wild-fire suppression.
3:51:59 P.M. H.R. 1873 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 392, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer Part A Amendment No. 3.
3:56:08 P.M. H.R. 1873 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:56:09 P.M. H.R. 1873 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of the Carbajal Part A Amendment No. 1 which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:23:08 P.M. H.R. 1873 On agreeing to the Carbajal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 171 – 243 (Roll no. 314).
4:23:16 P.M. H.R. 1873 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1873.
4:29:11 P.M. H.R. 1873 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:29:12 P.M. H.R. 1873 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:40:14 P.M. H.R. 1873 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 300 – 118 (Roll no. 315).
4:40:15 P.M. H.R. 1873 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:40:40 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 396.
4:41:28 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:50:10 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-48).
4:52:14 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect to North Korea – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-49).
4:54:55 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:44:45 P.M. Mr. Rohrabacher moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:44:47 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:44:49 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 22, 2017.

House Activity 6/20/2017

12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:08 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:09:41 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:06 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 20.
2:00:09 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:30 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:34 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Schneider to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:01 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:03:45 P.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 June 19, 2017 at 1:49 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 782.
2:03:57 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 P.M. today.
3:06:33 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 20.
3:06:42 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:07:00 P.M. H.R. 1393 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1393 — “To limit the authority of States to tax certain income of employees for employment duties performed in other States.”
3:07:13 P.M. H.R. 1393 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:07:14 P.M. H.R. 1393 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1393.
3:34:05 P.M. H.R. 1393 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:34:07 P.M. H.R. 1393 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:35:02 P.M. H.R. 2847 Mrs. Walorski moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2847 — “To make improvements to the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and related provisions.”
3:35:21 P.M. H.R. 2847 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:35:23 P.M. H.R. 2847 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2847.
4:01:56 P.M. H.R. 2847 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.
4:03:00 P.M. H.R. 2866 Mr. Kelly (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2866 — “To review and improve licensing standards for placement in a relative foster family home.”
4:03:13 P.M. H.R. 2866 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:03:14 P.M. H.R. 2866 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2866.
4:26:17 P.M. H.R. 2866 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.
4:27:10 P.M. H.R. 1551 Mr. Rice (SC) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1551 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities.”
4:27:32 P.M. H.R. 1551 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:27:33 P.M. H.R. 1551 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1551.
4:59:58 P.M. H.R. 1551 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:00:00 P.M. H.R. 1551 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:00:36 P.M. H.R. 2742 Mrs. Walorski moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2742 — “To amend title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to adopt an electronic system to help expedite the placement of children in foster care or guardianship, or for adoption, across State lines, and to provide funding to aid States in developing such a system, and for other purposes.”
5:00:51 P.M. H.R. 2742 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:00:52 P.M. H.R. 2742 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2742.
5:18:16 P.M. H.R. 2742 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:18:19 P.M. H.R. 2742 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:19:01 P.M. H.R. 2834 Mrs. Noem moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2834 — “To improve the well-being of, and improve permanency outcomes for, children and families affected by heroin, opioids, and other substance abuse.”
5:19:03 P.M. H.R. 2834 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:19:05 P.M. H.R. 2834 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2834.
5:32:38 P.M. H.R. 2834 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:32:40 P.M. H.R. 2834 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:32:43 P.M. H.R. 2857 Mrs. Noem moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2857 — “To support foster care maintenance payments for children with parents in a licensed residential family-based treatment facility for substance abuse.”
5:32:59 P.M. H.R. 2857 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:32:59 P.M. H.R. 2857 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2857.
5:49:29 P.M. H.R. 2857 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:49:31 P.M. H.R. 2857 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:50:09 P.M. H.R. 2484 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2484 — “To ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict.”
5:50:24 P.M. H.R. 2484 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:50:26 P.M. H.R. 2484 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2484.
6:10:51 P.M. H.R. 2484 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:10:53 P.M. H.R. 2484 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:11:37 P.M. H.R. 1238 Mr. Katko asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and agree to the Senate amendments.
6:11:54 P.M. H.R. 1238 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
6:11:55 P.M. H.R. 1238 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:12:01 P.M. H.R. 2132 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2132 — “To require the implementation of a redress process and review of the Transportation Security Administration’s intelligence-based screening rules for aviation security, and for other purposes.”
6:12:23 P.M. H.R. 2132 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:12:27 P.M. H.R. 2132 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2132.
6:19:05 P.M. H.R. 2132 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:19:08 P.M. H.R. 2132 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:19:20 P.M. H.R. 625 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 625 — “To provide for joint reports by relevant Federal agencies to Congress regarding incidents of terrorism, and for other purposes.”
6:19:34 P.M. H.R. 625 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:19:36 P.M. H.R. 625 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 625.
6:27:58 P.M. H.R. 625 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:28:01 P.M. H.R. 625 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:28:22 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 392.
6:29:32 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.
6:29:51 P.M. H.R. 2847 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2847 — “To make improvements to the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and related provisions.”
6:52:00 P.M. H.R. 2847 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 391 – 8 (Roll no. 309).
6:52:01 P.M. H.R. 2847 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:52:16 P.M. H.R. 2866 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2866 — “To review and improve licensing standards for placement in a relative foster family home.”
7:01:29 P.M. H.R. 2866 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 382 – 19 (Roll no. 310).
7:01:30 P.M. H.R. 2866 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:02:33 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:03:58 P.M. H.R. 2283 Mr. Rutherford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2283 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to improve morale within the Department of Homeland Security workforce by conferring new responsibilities to the Chief Human Capital Officer, establishing an employee engagement steering committee, requiring action plans, and authorizing an annual employee award program, and for other purposes.”
7:04:33 P.M. H.R. 2283 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:04:35 P.M. H.R. 2283 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2283.
7:11:31 P.M. H.R. 2283 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:11:33 P.M. H.R. 2283 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:11:37 P.M. H.R. 2190 Mr. Rutherford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2190 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to make certain improvements in managing the Department’s real property portfolio, and for other purposes.”
7:11:52 P.M. H.R. 2190 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:11:56 P.M. H.R. 2190 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2190.
7:16:58 P.M. H.R. 2190 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:17:05 P.M. H.R. 2190 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:17:11 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
8:06:40 P.M. Mr. Faso moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:06:42 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:06:45 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 21, 2017.