Kneel with Colin Kaepernick


By refusing to stand during the national anthem, San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick is making an important, bold rebuke of police violence against Black people.

Kaepernick joins a long history of Black athletes using their platforms to advance racial and gender justice issues – like Tommie Smith and John Carlos giving the Black Power salute during the national anthem at the 1968 Olympics and Jackie Robinson writing that he could not salute the flag as “a Black man in a white world.”

Colin Kaepernick is demanding that America live up to its own ideals and address the oppression of people of color. To express your support for this brave athlete, please add your name to this short statement, supported by RootsAction and Color of Change.

The Senate April 10th- ::: CONGRESS ::: The House 2019


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Wrap Up for Thursday, April 11, 2019

Wrap Up for Wednesday, April 10, 2019

 

House Activity 4/15/2019

4:30:00 P.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
4:30:17 P.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Donald S. Beyer Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
4:30:41 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by Captain Daniel L. Mode, Chaplain, U.S. Navy, Washington, DC.
4:31:53 P.M.SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 4(a) of H. Res. 294, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
4:32:19 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
4:32:59 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 April 12, 2019, at 1:51 p.m.: that the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 14 and H. Con. Res. 31. Appointments: Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe(Helsinki), Senate National Security Working Group for the 116th Congress, and Congressional-Executive Commission on the People’s Republic of China.
4:33:26 P.M.Board of Visitors to the United States Coast Guard Academy – Pursuant to 14 U.S.C. 1903(b), and the order of the House of January 3, 2019, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Coast Guard Academy: Mr. Courtney.

4:33:46 P.M.Board of Visitors to the United States Merchant Marine Academy – Pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 51312(b), and the order of the House of January 3, 2019, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Merchant Marine Academy: Mr. Suozzi.
4:34:13 P.M.Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy – Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 8468(a), and the order of the House of January 3, 2019, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy: Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Palazzo and Mr. Banks.
4:34:46 P.M.Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy – Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 7455(a), clause 10 of rule 1, and the order of the House of January 3, 2019, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy: Mrs. Murphy, Mr. Brindisi, Mr. Womack and Mr. Davidson of Ohio.
4:34:50 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 4(b) of H. Res. 294. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on April 18, 2019.

 

House Activity 4/12/2019
2:30:00 P.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:30:08 P.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Ed Case to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:30:25 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:30:30 P.M.SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 4(a) of H. Res. 294, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
2:31:53 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:32:12 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 April 11, 2019, at 1:35 p.m.: that the Senate agreed to S. Res. 155, H. Con. Res. 16, and H. Con. Res. 19; Appointment: Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
2:33:14 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 4(b) of H. Res. 294. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on April 15, 2019.