The Senate was in session today.
The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.
- S. 3747 (To provide for programs to help reduce the risk that prisoners will recidivate upon release from prison). The bill was read for a second time. Further readings of the bill were objected to, and the bill was placed on the calendar.
The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.
- S.J. Res. 54 (Yemen War Powers Resolution).
- S. 3749 (A Bill to amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to reform the procedures for the initiation, review, and resolution of claiming that offices of the Legislative Branch have violated the protections of their employees including protections against sexual harassment and for other purposes). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.
- Cornyn amend #4096 (To provide that nothing in the joint resolution shall be construed to influence or disrupt any military operations and cooperation with Israel or regional allies), as modified.
The House was in session today.
Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended
Calling on the Government of Burma to release Burmese journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo sentenced to seven years imprisonment after investigating attacks against civilians by Burma’s military and security forces, and for other purposes
The House convened, starting a new legislative day. The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Thompson of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. 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. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed. Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 1091 — "Calling on the Government of Burma to release Burmese journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo sentenced to seven years imprisonment after investigating attacks against civilians by Burma's military and security forces, and for other purposes." On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Roll Call 435 - 2/3 Yea and Nay vote pending. On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 394 - 1 (Roll no. 435). The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection. Mr. Lewis (MN) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's Table and agree to the Senate amendment. On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection. Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 3749.