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Benghazi! House Rs cut Funding for Embassy Security ! 1st posted in 2012


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Rep. Chaffetz defends his criticism of the handling of Libyan consulate security despite voting to cut embassy funding.
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ThinkProgress


Today on ThinkProgress –

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Today’s Top Three

The Progress Report is on hiatus for the rest of November. In the meantime, check out three important posts from ThinkProgress you don’t want to miss today:

1. GOP Rep Admits CIA Approved U.N. Ambassador’s Talking Points On Libya

2. Republican Poll Worker Complains About High Turnout Among ‘People Of Color’

3. Hostess Blames Union For Bankruptcy After Tripling CEO’s Pay

White House Curator


whitehouse has uploaded Catching up with the Curator: The White House Fire of 1814.
Catching up with the Curator: The White House Fire of 1814
Go inside the White House with White House Curator Bill Allman as he shows you how the effects of the White House fire of 1814 still linger untill this day. For information on fire prevention or general emergency preparedness head on over to http://www.ready.gov

President Obama’s weekly Address : Fallen Heroes


President Obama speaks about the tragic loss of four of our fellow Americans who were serving in our diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. These Americans represented the best of our country; without people like them, we could not sustain our freedoms or security, or provide the leadership that the entire world depends on. During this time of turmoil in many different countries, the President makes it clear that the United States has a profound respect for people of all faiths, but as Commander in Chief, he will never tolerate efforts to harm our fellow Americans and will ensure that those who attack our people find no escape from justice.More

CONGRESS – the Republican led House : Scheduled to do only about 8days of work prior to Election2012 : the Senate led by Dems


the Senate Convenes:10:00amET September 13, 2012

  • Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized.
  • The first hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.
  • During Wednesday’s session, cloture was filed on the Murray substitute amendment #2789 to S.3457, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act and on S.3457.  As a result, the filing deadline for first degree amendments to the substitute amendment and to S.3457 is 1:00pm on Thursday.  Under the rule, the cloture vote(s) will be on Friday, September 14th.  However, we hope to reach an agreement to have the vote(s) on Thursday.

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in no roll call votes tonight or this weekend. Under the agreement, at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 19, the Senate will proceed to vote on a motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Murray substitute amendment #2789, if a point of order is raised. If the motion to waive is agreed to, the cloture votes on the substitute amendment and underlying bill and passage will occur at a time to be determined by the two Leaders. Further, at 2:15pm on Wednesday, September 19 the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.117, the Continuing Resolution. Details of the agreement can be found below.

S.3457, Veterans Jobs bill

Leader:            I ask unanimous consent that on Wednesday, September 19th, following any Leader remarks, the Senate resume consideration of S.3457 and, notwithstanding rule 22, it be in order for Senator McConnell, or his designee, to raise a budget point of order against the substitute amendment #2789; that if a budget point of order is raised, the Majority Leader, or his designee, be recognized for a motion to waive the applicable budget points of order; that the time until 12 noon be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, on the motion to waive; that upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate proceed to vote on the motion to waive; that if the motion to waive the applicable budget points of order is not agreed to, the cloture motions with respect to the substitute and the underlying bill be withdrawn and the bill be returned to the calendar and the Majority Leader then be recognized;

That if the motion to waive is agreed to, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader and notwithstanding rule 22, the motion to commit be withdrawn; that all the pending amendments be withdrawn with the exception of the pending substitute amendment #2789; that the there be 30 minutes of debate equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; that upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate proceed to the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the substitute amendment #2789; if cloture is invoked, the remaining post-cloture time be yielded back and the Senate then proceed to vote in relation to the substitute amendment #2789; that following that vote, the Senate proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.3457, as amended, if amended; and, if cloture is invoked, the post-cloture time be yielded back, the bill be read a third time and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if amended; and following the vote on passage, the Majority Leader be recognized.

If cloture is not invoked on the substitute amendment #2789, the cloture motion on the underlying bill be withdrawn and the bill be returned to the Calendar.

Further, that no amendments, motions or points of order be in order to the substitute amendment or the bill other than those listed in this agreement.

Finally, that when the Senate receives H.J.Res.117, the Continuing Resolution for Fiscal Year 2013, it be placed on the calendar; that on Wednesday, September 19th, it be in order for the Majority Leader to move to proceed to H.J.Res.117 and file cloture on the motion to proceed; finally, that if a cloture motion is filed, notwithstanding rule 22, the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.117 occur at 2:15pm on Wednesday, September 19th.

WRAP UP

No ROLL CALL VOTES

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Passed S.3552, to reauthorize the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.

Passed S.J.Res.44, a joint resolution granting the consent of Congress to the State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding.

Adopted S.Res.401, expressing appreciation for Foreign Service and Civil Service professionals who represent the United States around the globe.

Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.5949, the FISA Amendments Extension Act.  (Republican request)

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

Pro Forma Session only with no business conducted.

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The next meeting in the House is 10amET

House hearings …

12:00 am Hearing: Adding to Uncertainty: Small Businesses’ Perspectives on the Tax CliffCommittee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
9:30 am Markup: Markup of:  “H.J. Res 118, providing for congressional disapproval of the Administration’s July 12, 2012 waiver of welfare work requirements.”Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee
10:00 am Hearing: F-22 pilot physiological issuesCommittee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
10:00 am Hearing: Joint Hearing with the Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform entitled “The JOBS Act: Importance of Prompt Implementation for Entrepreneurs, Capital Formation, and Job Creation”Committee on Financial Services: Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
10:00 am Hearing: Joint Hearing: The JOBS ACT: Importance of Prompt Implementation for Entrepreneurs, Capital Formation, and Job CreationCommittee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee
10:00 am Hearing: The American Energy Initiative: A Focus on the Outlook for Achieving North American Energy Independence Within the DecadeCommittee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power
10:00 am Hearing: Open: Investigation of the Security Threat Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTEHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee
10:00 am Hearing: SIGAR Report: Document Destruction and Millions of Dollars Unaccounted for at the Department of DefenseCommittee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee
10:00 am Hearing: Evaluating the Effectiveness of DOT’s Truck and Bus Safety ProgramCommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
10:00 am Hearing: Oversight Hearing on “Committee Oversight of Department of the Interior: Questioning of Key Department of the Interior Officials”Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee
10:15 am Hearing: Creating Opportunities through Improved Government Spectrum EfficiencyCommittee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
11:30 am Hearing: Federal Voting Assistance ProgramCommittee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel
2:00 pm Hearing: Joint Subcommittee Hearing: BioWatch Present and FutureCommittee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications
2:00 pm Hearing: Y-12 Intrusion: Investigation, Response, and AccountabilityCommittee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
2:00 pm Hearing: The State Department’s View of the Haqqani Network: Foreign Terrorist Organization or Not?Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
2:00 pm Hearing: Hearing entitled “Examining the Uses of Consumer Credit Data”Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
3:00 pm Hearing: Conditions at Camp Liberty: U.S. and Iraqi FailuresCommittee on Foreign Affairs: Select…
3:00 pm Hearing: Assessing U.S. Policy on Peacekeeping Operations in AfricaCommittee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights