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Stop the Anti-Women Gag Rule



Afghan reactionary lawmakers are trying to pass a law to ensure that family members can never testify as witnesses. This is a green light for more women and girls to be abused at home, but some courageous politicians are fighting back and say our outcry could make the difference! Sign now to stand with Afghan women and tell everyone!

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AvaazpixSold into marriage at 12, Sahar Gul lived in a house of horrors. Her in-laws chained her in the basement, beat her with red hot iron pipes, starved her and pulled out all her fingernails when she refused to prostitute herself for them.
Her attackers’ sentence was reduced to a meager one year, and now they’re free again! Worse still, the Lower House of Parliament just passed a bill that would ban aggressors’ family members from testifying in court. This would prevent countless children and women from ever getting justice.
The Upper House has beaten back anti-women legislation before and high-level officials say the Avaaz community could tip the balance and help stop the bill before it goes to a vote. But to do that, we need to act fast. Click below to sign this urgent petition now — when we reach 1 million signers we’ll launch a massive local media campaign targeting key senators until the bill is dumped:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/justice_for_afghan_women_loc/?biEWLbb&v=28325
As a child, Sahar Gul was sold by her brother for $US 5,000 into a home of horrific abuse. When she was finally rescued, torture left her so weak that she came out of her basement prison in a wheelbarrow. Last year her tormentors received 10-year sentences, but a lower court judge just set them free.
Afghan women’s rights groups, aghast at the rolling back of their rights have been actively supporting Sahar Gul’s case and working to ensure that relatives aren’t banned from testifying against victim’s aggressors. If we join these brave women now, we can show the Afghan politicians that the entire world stands behind Afghan women.
In school now, Sahar Gul is courageously rebuilding her life — her dream is to someday lead a women’s rights organization. Her strength of spirit embodies the hope for a better future for women and girls in Afghanistan, and everywhere — let’s help her start fulfilling her dream by getting Afghan leaders to protect, not persecute women:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/justice_for_afghan_women_loc/?biEWLbb&v=28325
Afghan women’s rights advocates and extraordinary survivors of abuse have stepped forward time and again to fight for human rights. Over the years, Avaaz members from around the world have consistently rallied to back them up. Let’s do it again.
With hope and determination,
Luis, Alaphia, Alex, Ricken, Bissan, Mais and the rest of the Avaaz team
PS – Many Avaaz campaigns are started by members of our community! Start yours now and win on any issue – local, national or global: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/start_a_petition/?bgMYedb&v=23917
MORE INFORMATION:
Sahar Gul: The fears of a tortured Afghan child bride (BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23311414
Karzai: A legacy of failure on women’s rights? (Open Democracy) http://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/massouda-jalal/karzai-legacy-of-failure-on-afghan-womens-rights
Afghan judges free three jailed for torture of child bride Sahar Gul (Guardian) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/11/afghan-judges-free-sahar-guls-torturers
Afghanistan: Escalating Setbacks for Women (Human Rights Watch) http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/07/16/afghanistan-escalating-setbacks-women
Women’s rights face new obstacles in Afghanistan (Global Post) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/rights/womens-rights-face-new-obstacles-afghanistan

Congress: the Republican led House – the Senate considers H.R.2354, the Energy & Water Appropriations bill.


the Senate Convenes: 10:00amET November 16, 2011

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2354, the Energy & Water Appropriations bill.

Following morning business on Thursday, November 16, 2011, the Senate will begin consideration of S.1867, the Department of Defense Authorization Act. The Senate is now in a period of morning business. There will be no roll call votes today.

12:28pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Yvonne Rogers, of California, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California. Confirmed: 89-6

Senator Reid expressed his intention to return to the consideration of H.R.2354, the Energy and Water Appropriations Act when the Senate can reach an agreement regarding amendments to that bill. The unofficial transcript of Senator Reid’s remarks is below.

17:01:32 NSP} (MR. REID) { NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT }

MR. REID: MR. PRESIDENT, WE STARTED OUT THIS WEEK HOPING WE COULD COMPLETE A MINIBUS. WHAT THAT MEANS IS TO DO WHAT WE DID A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND COMPLETE THREE APPROPRIATION BILLS AT THE SAME TIME. WE HAD THREE GOOD SUBJECTS OF THAT, WE HAD THE UNDERLYING BILL WHICH WAS ENERGY AND WATER, WE MOVED FROM THAT WE ADDED TO THAT FINANCIAL SERVICES, AND FOREIGN OPERATIONS. WE WERE UNABLE TO GET A CONSENT AGREEMENT THAT WE COULD TREAT THE PACKAGE OF BILLS THE SAME WAY WE TREAT OTHER APPROPRIATION BILLS. THAT IS, THERE IS A — THERE IS — YOU CAN’T LEGISLATE ON AN APPROPRIATION BILL AND IT HAS TO BE A GERMANE AMENDMENT. SO WE DIDN’T GET THAT AGREEMENT WHICH I WAS DISAPPOINTED, IT’S REALLY TOO BAD BUT THAT’S THE WAY IT IS. I ACCEPT THAT. THE BEST NEWS OUT OF THIS IS WE HAVE WITH THE UNDERLYING BILL TWO OF THE FINEST SENATORS THAT WE HAVE IN THE SENATE OR HAVE EVER HAD, ACTUALLY, SENATORS FEINSTEIN AND SENATOR ALEXANDER. THEY ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE, THEY’RE EASY TO WORK WITH, AND THEY UNDERSTAND THAT LEGISLATION IS THE ART OF COMPROMISE. TO WORK THROUGH ISSUES. AND THEY’VE DONE A WONDERFUL JOB IN THE LAST 24 HOURS BREAKING DOWN THE AMENDMENTS. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF AMENDMENTS ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE, A FINITE LIST OF AMENDMENTS. WE SHOULD HAVE THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE OF THOSE VERY QUICKLY. I THINK WE NEED TO WORK IT DOWN A LITTLE MORE, BUT I APPRECIATE VERY MUCH THE GOOD WORK OF SENATOR ALEXANDER AND SENATOR FEINSTEIN. THE NORMAL PROCESS WOULD BE TO PULL THE BILL AND COME BACK SOME OTHER TIME. WE’RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE THE BILL ON THE CALENDAR OF THE SENATE SO WE CAN MOVE TO IT AT A MINUTE’S NOTICE, REALLY. AND WE’LL KEEP THIS AROUND, WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO MOVE TO THAT SOON. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE ALSO AROUND HERE THERE’S DOWN TIME AND THERE WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO FINISH THIS BILL IN A DAY, A DAY AND A HALF ONCE WE GET THESE AMENDMENTS WORKED OUT. THIS WILL GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE TO THE DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL. I INDICATED SENATORS LEVIN AND SENATOR McCAIN, WELL MORE THAN A MONTH AGO I WOULD MOVE TO THIS BILL. NOT EVERYTHING IS WORKED OUT IN IT BUT THAT’S NOTHING THAT’S UNUSUAL. THIS IS A HUGE BILL. SENATORS LEVIN, McCAIN, LINDSAY GRAHAM, AND OTHERS HAVE WORKED VERY HARD TO TRY TO WORK OUT ONE OF THE PROBLEM AREAS WE’VE HAD AND SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE THERE. IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER. I’VE SPOKEN TO ONE DEMOCRATIC SENATOR AND HE STILL ISN’T REAL HAPPY ABOUT THAT INFORMATION THAT’S IN THAT BILL BUT I TOLD HIM THAT WE OFFER AN AMENDMENT VERY QUICKLY AND HE COULD TRY TO ASSERT HIS POSITION. I THINK THAT’S HOW WE SHOULD DO THINGS AROUND HERE.

No ROLL CALL VOTES

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Discharged the HELP committee and adopted S.Res.302, a resolution expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging the people of the United States to secure safety, permanency, and well-being for all children.

Discharged the Armed Services committee and adopted S.Res.303, a resolution honoring the life, service, and sacrifice of Captain Colin P. Kelly, Jr., United States Army with a Nelson FL amendment to the preamble

Discharged the Environment and Public Works Committee and adopted S.Res.251, expressing support for improvement in the collection, processing, and consumption of recycled materials throughout the United States.

Adopted S.Res.324, a resolution commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the United States-Australia alliance.

Adopted S.Res.296, a resolution commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Combined Federal Campaign.

Adopted S.Res.326, A resolution designating Thursday, November 17, 2011, as “Feed America Day”.

Adopted S.Res.327, supporting the goals and ideals of American Diabetes Month.

Adopted S.Res.328, designating the week of November 14 through 20, 2011, as “Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA”.

Adopted S.Res.329, recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States.

Adopted S.Res.330, Designating January 27, 2012, as a national day of remembrance for Americans who, during the Cold War, worked and lived downwind from nuclear testing sites and were adversely affected by the radiation exposure generated by the above ground nuclear weapons testing.

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF NOVEMBER 16, 2011

 112TH CONGRESS – FIRST SESSION 

-SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.6:04:37 P.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.6:04:26 P.M. -H.R. 1791Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.6:03:59 P.M. -H.R. 1791On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.6:03:45 P.M. -H.R. 1791Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1791 — “To designate the United States courthouse under construction at 101 South United States Route 1 in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the “Alto Lee Adams, Sr., United States Courthouse”.”6:03:41 P.M. -H.R. 2415Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.6:03:38 P.M. -H.R. 2415On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.6:03:19 P.M. -H.R. 2415Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2415 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11 Dock Street in Pittston, Pennsylvania, as the “Trooper Joshua D. Miller Post Office Building”.”6:02:43 P.M. -H.R. 2660Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.6:02:41 P.M. -H.R. 2660On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.6:02:29 P.M. -H.R. 2660Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2660 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 122 North Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball, Texas, as the “Tomball Veterans Post Office”.”6:02:10 P.M. -H.R. 3004Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.6:02:03 P.M. -H.R. 3004On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.6:00:49 P.M. -H.R. 3004Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3004 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 260 California Drive in Yountville, California, as the “Private First Class Alejandro R. Ruiz Post Office Building”.”5:59:50 P.M. -UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.5:59:49 P.M. -Ms. Foxx filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 467.5:59:22 P.M. -H.R. 674Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:59:21 P.M. -H.R. 674On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 422 – 0 (Roll no. 853).5:49:58 P.M. -H.R. 822Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:49:58 P.M. -H.R. 822On passage Passed by recorded vote: 272 – 154 (Roll no. 852).5:41:48 P.M. -H.R. 822On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 161 – 263 (Roll no. 851).5:24:49 P.M. -H.R. 822The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.5:14:04 P.M. -H.R. 822DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to limit state reciprocity for carrying a gun for child sex offenders, domestic violence offenders and known or suspected terrorists.5:13:48 P.M. -H.R. 822Mr. Cicilline moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.5:12:43 P.M. -H.R. 822The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.5:11:50 P.M. -H.R. 822The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 822.5:11:28 P.M. -H.R. 822On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 146 – 277 (Roll no. 850).5:07:45 P.M. -H.R. 822On agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 123 – 299 (Roll no. 849).5:04:02 P.M. -H.R. 822On agreeing to the Cohen amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 150 – 276 (Roll no. 848).5:00:36 P.M. -H.R. 822On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 144 – 281 (Roll no. 847).4:55:49 P.M. -H.R. 822On agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 139 – 284 (Roll no. 846).4:52:51 P.M. -H.R. 822On agreeing to the Hastings (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 148 – 277 (Roll no. 845).4:47:31 P.M. -H.R. 822On agreeing to the McCarthy (NY) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 147 – 274 (Roll no. 844).4:43:22 P.M. -H.R. 822On agreeing to the Woodall amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 140 – 283 (Roll no. 843).4:15:03 P.M. -H.R. 822On agreeing to the Reichert amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.4:07:56 P.M. -H.R. 822DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 463, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Reichert amendment No. 10.4:07:35 P.M. -H.R. 822An amendment, offered by Mr. Reichert, numbered 10 printed in House Report 112-283 to require a GAO study on the ability of state and local law enforcement authorities to verify the validity of out-of-state concealed firearms permits.4:07:18 P.M. -H.R. 822POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith(TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.3:59:36 P.M. -H.R. 822DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 463, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 9.3:59:14 P.M. -H.R. 822An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 9 printed in House Report 112-283 to limit the bill from taking effect in a state until the State Attorney General, head of the State police, and the Secretary of State have jointly certified that the other state’s carry laws are substantially similar to its own licensing or permitting requirements.3:58:16 P.M. -H.R. 822POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Jackson Lee (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.3:50:27 P.M. -H.R. 822DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 463, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 8.3:50:02 P.M. -H.R. 822An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX), numbered 8 printed in House Report 112-283 to require a person provide at least 24 hours notice to a law enforcement officer of the State of the intention to possess or carry a concealed handgun in the State.3:49:00 P.M. -H.R. 822POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cohen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cohen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.3:40:47 P.M. -H.R. 822DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 463, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment No. 7.3:40:24 P.M. -H.R. 822An amendment, offered by Mr. Cohen, numbered 7 printed in House Report 112-283 to exempt from the bill any State law requiring a person to be at least 21 years of age to possess or carry a concealed handgun.3:40:00 P.M. -H.R. 822POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.3:32:08 P.M. -H.R. 822DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 463, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 6.3:31:44 P.M. -H.R. 822An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 6 printed in House Report 112-283 to require the possession or carrying of a concealed handgun in a state to be subject to that state’s law regarding concealed carry in regards to firearm safety training that includes live-fire exercise.3:30:00 P.M. -H.R. 822POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.3:23:35 P.M. -H.R. 822DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 463, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 4.3:23:26 P.M. -H.R. 822An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX), numbered 4 printed in House Report 112-283 to require a state to create a comprehensive database that would contain all permits and licenses issued by the State for carrying a concealed weapon and would make this comprehensive database available to law enforcement officers from all states 24 hours a day.3:23:00 P.M. -H.R. 822POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Chabot demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.3:14:50 P.M. -H.R. 822DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 463, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment No. 3.3:14:43 P.M. -H.R. 822An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings (FL), numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-283 to exempt states from issuing a carry permit on the basis of state reciprocity which do not require individuals to apply for and complete a carry permit application at their local law enforcement station.3:14:19 P.M. -H.R. 822POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McCarthy (NY) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. McCarthy (NY) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.3:05:58 P.M. -H.R. 822DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 463, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McCarthy (NY) amendment No. 2.3:05:38 P.M. -H.R. 822An amendment, offered by Mrs. McCarthy (NY), numbered 2 printed in House Report 112-283 to specify that the legislation can only go into effect in states that have passed legislation enacting the bill.3:05:13 P.M. -H.R. 822POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Woodall amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.2:55:31 P.M. -H.R. 822DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 463, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Woodall amendment No. 1.2:55:04 P.M. -H.R. 822An amendment, offered by Mr. Woodall, numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-283 to protect the rights of states that already have reciprocal agreements in place for the concealed carry of firearms to continue enforcing those preexisting agreements.1:41:38 P.M. -H.R. 822GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 822.1:41:27 P.M. -H.R. 822The Speaker designated the Honorable Candice S. Miller to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.1:41:26 P.M. -H.R. 822House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 463 and Rule XVIII.1:41:03 P.M. -H.R. 822Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 822 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, now printed in the bill. The resolution waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.1:40:58 P.M. -H.R. 822Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 463. H.R. 822 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State.”1:38:52 P.M. -H.R. 674POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – 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.1:05:26 P.M. -H.R. 674DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on concurring in the Senate amendment to H.R. 674.1:04:41 P.M. -H.R. 674Mr. Camp moved that the House suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment.1:03:47 P.M. -The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.1:03:42 P.M. -The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 16.12:43:16 P.M. -The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.12:02:35 P.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 20 per side of the aisle.12:01:57 P.M. -PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Walberg to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.12:01:53 P.M. -The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.12:00:22 P.M. -Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.12:00:19 P.M. -The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 16.11:15:47 A.M. -The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.10:01:48 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.10:01:41 A.M. -The Speaker designated the Honorable Kenny Marchant to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.10:00:00 A.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

Congress: the Republican led House – the Senate considers H.R.674, the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act


The Senate Convenes at 2:00pmET November 7, 2011

           CALL YOUR MEMBERs OF CONGRESS    #PASSTHEBILL #JOBsACT

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for 10 minutes each.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.674, the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act with 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Baucus and Hatch or their designees.
  • At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.674, the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5pm. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.674, the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act, with 30 minutes for debate equally divided. At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.674.

5:32pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.674, the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act; Invoked: 94-1

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Adopted S.Res.312, commending Girl Scouts of the USA on the special occasion of its 52nd annual convention.

Adopted S.Res.313, congratulating the University of Washington on its sesquicentennial and recognizing the contributions of the University of Washington to the State of Washington and the United States.

Rule 14: H.R.2930, the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act

Rule 14: H.R.2940, Access to Capital for Job Creators Act

EXECUTIVE ITEMS

Confirmed Calendar #465 Irvin Charles McCullough III – to be Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF NOVEMBER  7, 2011

112TH CONGRESS – FIRST SESSION

. -The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on November 10, 2011.10:01:08 A.M. -Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Dr. Alan Keiran, Office of the United States Senate Chaplain10:01:01 A.M. -The Speaker designated the Honorable Fred S. Upton to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.10:00:34 A.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

Congress: the Republican led House votes against the People-HR2560/House Dems focus on Voter Suppression-#FairShare -the Senate deals with HR2055


The Senate Convened at 10:00amET July 19, 2011

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for two hours with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees, with the Majority and the Republicans controlling alternating 30-minute blocks of time, with the Republicans controlling the first block.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2055, the Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs and related agencies Appropriations bill.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • The Senate continues to work on amendments to the Military Construction Appropriations bill. Senators will be notified when votes are scheduled.

The following amendments are pending to H.R.2055, the Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs and related agencies Appropriations bill:

http://democrats.senate.gov/2011/07/19/coburn-amendment-pending/  Coburn Amendement

http://democrats.senate.gov/2011/07/19/wyden-amendment-pending/    Wyden Amendment

http://democrats.senate.gov/2011/07/19/vitter-amendment-pending/       Vitter Amendment

There will be no roll call votes during today’s session of the Senate.

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 19, 2011
112TH CONGRESS – FIRST SESSION

10:00 P.M. – The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 20, 2011.On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Griffin (AR) moved that the House do now adjourn.

8:39 P.M. – SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

8:32 P.M. – ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

8:29 P.M. – Mr. Webster filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 357.

8:28 P.M. – On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 304 – 112, 1 Present (Roll no. 607).

8:23 P.M. – UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal.

H.R. 2560:
to cut, cap, and balance the Federal budget 

8:22 P.M. – Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.On passage Passed by recorded vote: 234 – 190 (Roll no. 606).

8:16 P.M. – On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 188 – 236 (Roll no. 605).

7:54 P.M. – The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

7:47 P.M. – DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (NY) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment that states it shall not be in order in the House of Representatives or the Senate to consider any balanced budget amendment to the Constitution that could result in a reduction in veterans benefits.Mr. Bishop (NY) moved to recommit with instructions to Rules.

7:46 P.M. – The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

2:41 P.M. – DEBATE – The House proceeded with four hours of debate on H.R. 2560.Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2560with 4 hours of general debate. Motion to recommit allowed. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 355.

2:39 P.M. – Mr. Simpson filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 2584.

H. Res. 355:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 2560) to cut, cap, and balance the Federal budget 

2:38 P.M. – Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 – 177 (Roll no. 604).

2:29 P.M. – ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced that, in light of the administration of the Oath of Office to the Gentlewoman from California, the whole number of the House is 433.

2:21 P.M. – The Dean of the California delegation, Representative Pete Stark, addressed the House and introduced Representative Janice Hahn, Thirty-Six District, California.

2:20 P.M. – ADMINISTERING OATH OF OFFICE – Representative-Elect Janice Hahn, Thirty-Sixth District, California, presented herself in the well of the House and the Speaker proceeded to administer the Oath of Office.

2:19 P.M. – The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk notified the House that she had received a letter from Mr. Jacob Corbin, Elections division, California Secretary of State’s office, indicating that, according to the unofficial returns of the Special Election held July 12, 2011, the Honorable Janice Hahn was elected Representative to Congress for the Thirty-Sixth Congressional District, State of California.

H. Res. 355:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 2560) to cut, cap, and balance the Federal budget 

2:18 P.M. – On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 175 (Roll no. 603).

12:43 P.M. – DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 355.

12:42 P.M. – Considered as privileged matter.

12:38 P.M. – ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House resumed with one minute speeches.

12:37 P.M. – The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 25.

12:04 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.

12:03 P.M. – The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk notified the House that she received a correspondence regarding the election of Janice Hahn to fill the vacancy of the 36th congressional district for the state of California. The correspondent was not a candidate for office and affirms that he is not eligible to contest the election under the law. As such, the Clerk forwarded the correspondence to the House for its disposal. The communication and accompanying document were referred to the Committee on House Administration and ordered printed (House Doc. 112-44).

12:02 P.M. – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Cleaver to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Poe demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Poe demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair announced that further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal would be postponed until later in the legislative day.

12:00 P.M. – Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 19.

11:45 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.

10:00 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.The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

Congress: the Republican led House is in Session – the Senate will be back on 6/6


CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JUNE 2, 2011
112TH CONGRESS – FIRST SESSION
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9:03 P.M. – On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 3, 2011.

Mr. Richmond moved that the House do now adjourn.

8:09 P.M. – SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

8:08 P.M. – Mr. Scott (SC) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 294.

8:02 P.M. – ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

H.R. 2055:
making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes 

8:01 P.M. – Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2055as unfinished business.On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Culberson moved that the Committee now rise.

8:00 P.M. – On agreeing to the Culberson amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

7:48 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Culberson amendment under the five-minute rule.Amendment offered by Mr. Culberson.

An amendment to redirect funds for the medical services and general administration divisions of the Veterans Health Administration.

7:01 P.M. – GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2055.The Speaker designated the Honorable Lee Terry to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 288and Rule XVIII.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2055with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is open to amendments. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. Points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived. The resolution authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 288.

H. Res. 293:
electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives 

7:00 P.M. – Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

Considered as privileged matter.

H.R. 2017:
making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes 

6:58 P.M. – Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 188 (Roll no. 409).

6:52 P.M. – On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 187 – 234 (Roll no. 408).

6:31 P.M. – The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

6:24 P.M. – DEBATE – The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House with an amendment to increase grants for Transportation Security and Counterterrorism through offsets from the Department of Homeland Security’s National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.

6:23 P.M. – Mr. Bishop (NY) moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations.

Mr. Bishop(NY) moved to recommit the bil H.R. 2017 to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with the following amendment: � Page 45, line 18, after the dollar amount insert “(increased by $75,000,000)”. � Page 64, lines 2 and 4, after each of the dollar amounts insert “(reduced by $75,000,000)”.

6:22 P.M. – 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.The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

6:21 P.M. – The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2017.On motion to rise and report Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Aderholt moved for the Committee of the Whole to rise and report.

6:20 P.M. – On agreeing to the Polis amendment Failed by recorded vote: 107 – 313 (Roll no. 407).

6:17 P.M. – On agreeing to the Mica amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 219 – 204 (Roll no. 406).

6:12 P.M. – On agreeing to the Gohmert amendment Failed by recorded vote: 199 – 224 (Roll no. 405).

6:09 P.M. – On agreeing to the Cole amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 252 – 170 (Roll no. 404).

6:06 P.M. – On agreeing to the Rokita amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 – 205 (Roll no. 403).

6:02 P.M. – On agreeing to the Rokita amendment Failed by recorded vote: 110 – 312 (Roll no. 402).

5:59 P.M. – On agreeing to the Amash amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 257 – 164 (Roll no. 401).

5:56 P.M. – On agreeing to the Amash amendment Failed by recorded vote: 123 – 300 (Roll no. 400).

5:52 P.M. – On agreeing to the Amash amendment Failed by recorded vote: 127 – 295 (Roll no. 399).

5:49 P.M. – On agreeing to the Cravaack amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 289 – 131 (Roll no. 398).

5:46 P.M. – On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 251 – 168, 1 Present (Roll no. 397).

5:34 P.M. – On agreeing to the Scalise amendment Failed by recorded vote: 207 – 213 (Roll no. 396).

5:06 P.M. – UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of adoption of amendments which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

5:01 P.M. – Mr. Carter raised a point of order against the Eshoo amendment Mr. Carter stated that the amendment seeks to change existinlaw and constitutes legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

4:56 P.M. – DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Eshoo amendment under the five-minute rule, pending the reservation of a point of order.Amendment offered by Ms. Eshoo.

An amendment to prohibit the use of funds to enter into contracts with corporations or business entities that do not disclose their political expenditures.

4:49 P.M. – POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Polis(CO) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis(CO) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

4:29 P.M. – DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Polis(CO) amendment number 23 under the five-minute rule.Amendment offered by Mr. Polis.

An amendment numbered 23 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds for being used to carry out section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

4:12 P.M. – The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.Considered as unfinished business.

4:11 P.M. – The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 2.

3:20 P.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

H.R. 2017:
making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes 

3:19 P.M. – Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2017as unfinished business.On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Aderholt moved that the Committee rise.

3:18 P.M. – POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Mica amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Mica demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

3:03 P.M. – DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Mica amendment under the five-minute rule, pending a reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.

3:02 P.M. – Amendment offered by Mr. Mica.

An amendment to add a new section requiring the amount made available to the Transportation Security Administration for screeing operations, not more than $2,760,503,458 may be used for screener personnel, compensation, and benefits.

2:52 P.M. – By unanimous consent, the Issa amendment was withdrawn.

2:46 P.M. – DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Issa amendment under the five-minute rule, pending a reservation of a point of order.

2:45 P.M. – Amendment offered by Mr. Issa.

An amendment to prohibit the use of funds to promulgate regulations that will result in private sector job losses to United States companies.

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Gohmert amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gohmert demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

2:35 P.M. – DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gohmert amendment under the five-minute rule.Amendment offered by Mr. Gohmert.

An amendment to prohibit the use of funds for the new construction, purchase, or lease of any building or space in the District of Columbia except where a contract for the construction, purchase, or lease was entered into before the date of the enactment of this Act.

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cole (OK) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cole (OK) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

2:28 P.M. – DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Cole (OK) amendment No. 42 under the five-minute rule.Amendment offered by Mr. Cole.

An amendment numbered 42 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to implement any rule or regulation regarding the disclosure of political contributions that takes effect on or after the date of enactment of this Act.

2:26 P.M. – The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 288:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 2055) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes 

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

The previous question was ordered without objection.

1:55 P.M. – DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 288.Considered as privileged matter.

H.R. 2017:
making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes 

1:52 P.M. – Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2017as unfinished business.

1:51 P.M. – On motion to that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.Mr. Aderholt moved to that the Committee now rise.

1:49 P.M. – On agreeing to the Gosar amendment Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 234 (Roll no. 395).

1:46 P.M. – On agreeing to the Sherman amendment Failed by recorded vote: 208 – 213 (Roll no. 394).

1:43 P.M. – On agreeing to the Price (NC) amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 264 – 157 (Roll no. 393).

1:39 P.M. – On agreeing to the Carter amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 242 – 180 (Roll no. 392).

1:35 P.M. – On agreeing to the Lummis amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 – 177 (Roll no. 391).

1:32 P.M. – On agreeing to the Sessions amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 – 204 (Roll no. 390).

1:28 P.M. – On agreeing to the Clarke (MI) amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 273 – 150 (Roll no. 389).

12:53 P.M. – UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

12:49 P.M. – On agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

12:41 P.M. – Debate – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment under the five-minute rule.Amendment offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX).

An amendment to prohibit the use of funds to be used to limit the discretion of the Secretary of Homeland Security to enhance the use of Federal Air Marshals on inbound international flights considered to be high risk by the Department of Homeland Security.

12:40 P.M. – Mr. Aderholt raised a point of order against the Speier amendment stating that the amendment proposes to change existing law. The Chair sustained the point of order.

12:37 P.M. – DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Speier amendment no. 18 under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.

12:36 P.M. – Amendment offered by Ms. Speier.

An amendment numbered 18 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to award a noncompetitively bid contract to an Alaska Native Corporation, Indian Tribe, or Native Hawaiian Organization in an amount in excess of the competitive bidding threshold.

12:35 P.M. – Mr. Aderholt raised a point of order against the Speier amendment stating that the amendment proposes to change existing law. The Chair sustained the point of order.

12:33 P.M. – DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Speier amendment no. 19 under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.Amendment offered by Ms. Speier.

An amendment numbered 19 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds used by TSA to purchase clothing that is not 100 percent domestic in origin.

12:32 P.M. – Mr. Aderholt raised a point of order against the Baldwin amendment stating that the amendment proposes to change existing law. The Chair sustained the point of order.

12:26 P.M. – DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Baldwin amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.

12:25 P.M. – Amendment offered by Ms. Baldwin.

An amendment to prohibit the use of funds to be used to design, develop, or procure any vessel of the Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter class of ships, unless it is manufactured in the United States.

12:24 P.M. – The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.Considered as unfinished business.

12:03 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.

12:02 P.M. – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Poe of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.

12:01 P.M. – Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Dr. John Sloop, First Presbyterian Church, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

12:00 P.M. – The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 2.

11:09 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.

10:01 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.

10:00 A.M. – The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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The Senate will re-Convene on June 6th at 2pmET

State work period May 30-June 4