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the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. gracious god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. throughout history, you have been ever present to all believers. in times of darkness, we readily turn on lights. millions of americans in this season have variously turn to the celebration of hanukkah, the festival of lights, and the advent and christmas season with its trees and lights. even so, in our political world there remains the reality of considerable disagreement and contention. where there is darkness here,
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send forth a spark of inspiration and grace. to enlighten minds and warm hearts to respond to your love for your people. eternal father of us all, fill your children with the delight that comes from light. may we walk no longer in the darkness of distrust but join together in mutual understanding and peace toward the common well-being of our nation. may all that is done this day be for your greater honor and glory, amen. the speaker: pursuant to section 4-a of house resolution 967, the journal of the last day's proceedings is approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentlewoman from new jersey, ms. sherrill. ms. sherrill: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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the speaker: the chair will entertain up to five requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from new jersey seek recognition? i sherrill: madam speaker, rise to address the house for one minute. the speaker: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. sherrill: thank you, madam speaker. it's been more than 250 days since we passed the cares act. and it is past time that we pass a second round. when this pandemic hit, despite being in one of the most partisan times in our nation's history, we came together in congress to pass badly needed help for the american people. p.p.p. loans for small businesses. state and local funding to help with contact tracing, testing and grants to those in need.
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we passed and evick shun moratorium so people could stay in their homes. nutrition aid for the millions of families who suddenly are experiencing food insecurity. and now, now that we have good news about vaccines, now that we have hope for the future, now we have to pass another round of help. so businesses can make it through the winter, children can have access to food, families can stay in their homes, and kids can get back to school. there is a bipartisan deal that the senate and house members are onboard with, a deal that would provide relief to millions. let's once again show the american people that we are there for them when it counts. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rom utah seek recognition? mr. bishop: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from utah is recognized for one minute. mr. bishop: thank you, mr. speaker. yesterday i called lease kwla pittman, the counsel for our committee, to make sure we had somebody covering us for floor
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time. she chastised me then saying under my conditions i need to call a doctor first not a lawyer. we call you not just for legal advice but for all sorts of things. for 38 years she has been a true public servant, 33 consecutive years here in the house o. she has served with poise under pressure and always brings an air of stability. we ask opinions of a lot of people, but we always double check by going to lisa because she understands it all. she served under 17 republican leaders in resources. i still think i'm her favorite one, trust me. but even yesterday she still told my chief of staff when she looks, she gets choked up when she looks at the capitol dome or hears the pledge of allegiance. it is still magic to her. as our committee mom when she brings cupcakes to everyone on their birthdays and special occasions, her kindness is magic to the rest of us. when i leave at the end of the month, no one will care. when lisa leaves at the end of the month, it will take decades to replace the institution knowledge she brings to this place. lisa, we thank you.
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mr. speaker, i appreciate your indulgence. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for for what se does -- purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? the speaker: ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from california is recognized for one minute. the speaker: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i join the members of the maryland delegation in praising a great man, paul sarbanes, the people of maryland and all americans have lost a leader and public servant of dignity and principle. senator paul sarbanes. his 40 years of service as a member of the maryland house of delegates, house of representatives, u.s. senate strengthened our nation and made a difference in the lives of countless americans. in congress, paul sarbanes was respected by his colleagues on both sides of the aisle for his humility, tenacity, and brilliant intellect. it was a source of great pride
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for me that his congressional ever year began in the same house seat held by my father years before. all marylanders can take pride in paul sar bane's leadership as a defender of our o american democracy on the judiciary committee, and his tireless work to bring integrity, transparency, and oversight to washington as chair of the banking committee. may it be a comfort to senator sarbanes' cheern, michael, janet, and our colleague, congressman john sarbanes, and the entire sarbanes family that senator sarbanes, paul, is with his beautiful wife, christine. they are together in heaven. it may be a comfort that some who mourn their loss and praying for them at this sad time. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: mr. speaker, request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from pennsylvania is
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recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to onor the life of charles delala junior known as chucky. he's a resident of cam briial county, passed away at the age of 52 on june 29 after a devastating motorcycle accident. his sister said, i quote, chuck was an amazing soldier, brother, father, and son, end quote. his military legacy is one that he and his family request certainly and forever be proud of. chucky was a retired army infantry man with 13 years of service. he was the third group special forces, green beret, senior parachutist, an army range qualified earning the bronze german army marksmanship badge. he was also the recipient of four purple hearts and the bronze star. pain that comes from the loss of a loved one never truly fades.
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i want the family to know that they are in my thoughts and my brares are with them during this incredibly difficult time and we are proud of the service and legacy that chucky has left. may got watch over chuck who left far too soon. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. hall: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from georgia is recognized one minute. mr. hall: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to speak a truth and that truth is quite simple. i stand on the shoulders of giants. i hail from atlanta which is the home of the king center, a place dedicated to the memory of martin luther king jr., one of america's greatest citizens. we honor him with a federal holiday and memorial on our national mall just outside of this chamber. i'm also the heir to the seat held by the late great john lewis. congressman lewis was by dr. king's side and dedicated his
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life to peaceful nonviolence. he was a beacon in this chamber for the dozens of years he served. it is one of the greatest honors of my life to complete the term for which he was last elected. can take the baton and bring the service across the finish line. i would be remiss if i did not use the opportunity to make sure their lessons are known for generations to come. that's why it is critical we make sure we preserve the buildings in metro atlanta that give life to their worker. establish the former headquarters of the southern leadership conference as a national historic site f we do this, we can do our small part to ensure that those that follow in our footsteps do so mindful of the example of these giants of the civil rights movement. and with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. carter: request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from georgia is recognized for one minute. mr. carter: mr. speaker, i rise
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today to remember and honor mr. jimmy orr of base runnerswick, georgia, who recently passed away after a long and impactful life. he was a gift the athlete who excelled in basketball, baseball, and football in high school and he went on to attend clemson university on a basketball scholarship. he later transferred to the university of georgia to become one of the wally boys which was a term used for those who played under football coach -- head coach wally butts. during his junior year at the university of georgia, he was initially drafted by the los angeles rams and was late traded to the pittsburgh steelers after graduation. his exceptional performsance made him an easy choice for united press and international and associated press rookie of the year in 1958. after his outstanding 13 year career with the nfl, he led several successful business ventures before retiring to the georgia coast where he held a successful golfing record. he was not only an amazing athlete, he was a loving father
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and husband, a wonderful friend, a generous philanthropist who impacted the lives of countless individuals. i'm thankful for jimmy's many years of representing brunswick well and i know his legacy will continue for many years to come. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. for eaker pro tempore: what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> i'd like to ask to speak for a minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. grothman: i have spoken on vitamin d a bit in the past, and i know we are on the verge of passing another coronavirus bill. i would ask people negotiating that bill to do something to make sure that the public is aware of the benefits of vitamin d. yesterday i talked to a doctor, david meltser of the university
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of chicago, a very brilliant man. i hope some of the negotiators talk to him before a final deal is cut. while he cannot nail down a specific amount of people who will not have to suffer severe consequences of vitamin d or even diet at the hands of vitamin d, it's probably somewhere between 40% and 70%. right now about half of americans have vitamin d defishency. that's going to get worse as we head into the winter months. people are not outside getting vitamin d. so i strongly request the negotiators to do something to make sure that we stand up to the public health establishment and educate people on the importance of vitamin d and see what we can do about getting products to the market which accelerate getting vitamin d in your bloodstream. because even if you start taking vitamin d tomorrow, you don't get the level that you should be for quite a while. just encouraging the
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negotiators to talk to dr. david meltser, who also will fill you in on studies from ireland, spain, m.i.t., harvard, and northwestern. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from florida is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. today i rise to recognize someone very special in my team, a real life super woman, a warrior, a hard worker, air force lieutenant colonel, and perhaps her most important job, a mother of five. her name is amanda nailer, and she's been part of my office for her year-long defense fellowship. amanda took the hustle and bustle of capitol hill in stride. she made it look easy. she hit the ground running. whether it was committee hearings, briefings with defense department officials,
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working with other offices, amanda was always there to provide our team expertise and drive issues forward. she used her own experience in the military and the air force to craft legislation like the rent the cameo act that provided affordable maternity uniforms for our service women, and it's truly a testament to her insight and her hard work that she got this bill into the ndaa, the defense bill. . she's an example of why we need congress.ans in they bring that expertise into legislation. is smart and above all kind. corni more ss can certainly use like her. she will make our country a safer place. with that, mr. speaker. i yield my time.
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tempore: r pro pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the chair will postpone further roceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the house will resume postponed on questions at a later time. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? move that the i house suspend the rules and pass the bill s. 906. the speaker pro tempore: the title of report the the bill. the clerk: senate 906, an act to the management of driftnet fishing. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the mr. eman from california, huffman, and the gentleman from california, mr. mcclintock, each minutes.rol 20 the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. huffman. r. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and and include remarks extraneous material on the measure under consideration. withoutker pro tempore: objection.
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mr. huffman: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. huffman: thank you. i am proud today to speak in favor of the driftnet bycatch tion and reduction act. this was sent to us by the voice vote, and sponsored by california senator feinstein. i applaud our colleagues in the senate for sending us meaningful a change bills for that were overwhelmingly approved. i hope my colleagues in the house will join me in this effort to conserve our oceans and wildlife. i would also like to applaud the recreation fishing conservation leadership r their on this bill. are scale driftnets wastele. they are an outdated type of fishing gear. kilometers long, their purpose is to simply drift ocean currents and catch whatever they may find in their webbing. the only large scale driftnet
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today is the country he west coast swordfish fishery. they catch swordfish and mako shark. a two kilometer long net in the ocean catches far more than species.get driftnets are indiscriminate. turtles, bottle whales.phins, y republican colleague garrett graves said finally california is catching up with louisiana because they ended driftnet in 1995. to which i say good for louisiana. elsewhere around the world, have been banned due to the high rate of bycatch. this important legislation would magnuson-stevens fisheries conservation and management act and direct the secretary of commerce to conduct transition program to phase out the use of these large-scale and to facilitate the
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adoption of alternative fishing gear. transition program is supported by key stakeholders. a majority of active permanent submitted their intent to participate in this program invested $1 it has million to help these fishermen transition. to note that t there really are great to drift gill nets which can catch higher market rates for fishermen. his bill will prohibit the use of driftnet fishing by all u.s. vessels within the u.s. exclusive economic zone within years. let's join the rest of the world nd end the use of drift gill nets. the senate passed this bill in july, and i urge my colleagues same now.se to do the thank you, mr. speaker. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. california, from mr. mcclintock, is recognized. mr. mcclintock: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i
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may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mcclintock: mr. speaker, we have before us today a bill that very effectively puts most swordfish boats on the west out of business. i believe it's yet another a war by the far right emocrats against america's working class. the swordfish boats harvest the acific fishery that the national oceanic and atmospheric administration has classified as underutilized. there's no shortage of swordfish thanks to the responsible this fishery under the magnuson-stevens fishery act.rvation and management he principal means of this is the drift gill net. now, despite their lured tales indiscriminate catches of other species, particularly endangered species, this is in very rare occurrence. ith respect to endangered species, the national marine
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fishery service reported that the biological opinion that the continued management of the is not ll net fishery likely to jeopardize these seven and is not pecies likely to destroy or adversely listed ny e.s.a. critical habitat, end quote. we have an industry where some of the hardest working men and women in america their upon to feed families and by the way, feed ours as well, in an fishery by means of driftnets that have an low incidence of inadvertent catch. does congress propose to do for these families? commend them for hard work? supply em for the food and for the american economy? no. not exactly. congress proposes to shut them down.
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now, those aren't my words. hen gary burke, one of the swordfisherman threatened by this bill came before our said, i want to be clear on this legislation on the driftnet gill fleet. will shut us down. and for what possible reason? fishery is sound. responsible.is incidental takes are extremely rare. want to anyone disamate these families and american consumers as well? dismate these families and american consumers as well? ust for the hell of it is the logical thing. he magnuson-stevens has been lauded by conservationists for decades. and stood the test of time has proven to be a program that works. the reeng national fishery -- regional fishery council works because it's collaborative and involves the parties with stake on keeping the
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fishery healthy. isan iron -- is dictot that d what t against magnuson-stevens is. it deep set buoy gears, yes, it's not is used but economically viable itself. swordfish men explain, fuel, debt service and often means a very tight profit margin. boat e a trip viable, the must achieve enough of a catch costs.east offset its the alternative this bill would doesn't them simply catch nearly as many fish and certainly not enough to make the trip profitable. reduce the catch below the break even mark, as this bill catch does, there's no because a boat can't go out.
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and how do we know that? because the very fishermen who the deep set buoy gear have told us so. letter to the a committee, quote, our concern is based on the fact that while here is potential for alternative gear to be used in this industry, currently there existing gear that can be substituted for the drift gill fishermen to allow earn a living, end quote. those are the people who use equipment. so let me repeat that. our fishermen will not be able earn a living using this experimental gear. the majority knows this. they don't care. this legislation does nothing to management butes instead it does great harm in two respects. t takes away the earnings of american fishermen and it raises the price of seafood for american families. my word n, don't take for it or even the fishermen whose livelihoods are being cast aside. natural resources committee
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received testimony from noaa, which stressed to our members this bill, quote, does not made to he progress date in minimizing bycatch in driftnet gill fishery based on the best available science and 20 years data, bycatch threatening endangered species is a rare event, end quote. now, let's talk about the putting d consequences the american west coast swordfish industry out of business. it doesn't protect the fishery because the fishery isn't endangered. species't protect other because incidental takings of rare.species is the ultimate irony is that this bill doesn't stop the use of except, of ets course, for americans. this bill will effectively frome west coast swordfish the market but it doesn't remove the market demand. so what happens?
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consumer prices will go up and that demandill meet by shifting to swordfish caught by foreign fleets where they're strictly regulated and where they will enjoy an enormous competiti ompetitive advantage by being unrestricted in their use of the very same drift gill nets that only americans are forbidden from using. conclusion.s not my that's the conclusion of noaa itself that told our committee, concerned that shifting to alternative gears that are not economically viable swordfish ase u.s. harvest and reduce the u.s. west large mesh gill net competitive with others with less restrictive requirements this phaseout, end quote. mr. speaker, i urge rejection of and ill conceived reserve the i balance of my time.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california, mr. huffman, is recognized. mr. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. and for those folks who had the dictoct on your bingo card, you are a big winner today. to thank my colleague today. when he describes this bill as extreme and overreaching and out the fact left that 28 of the 31 fishermen in fishery have r already agreed to participate in the transition program that this provides. my hope is that the three holdouts will take advantage of transition assistance being offered and join the rest of their peers. mentionsn my colleague far-left democrats, driving this mention the ets to long list of republicans in both are ouse and senate who supporting this bill. with that i'd like to recognize my colleague, ed case from for three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from hawaii, mr. case, is recognized for three minutes. you, mr. thank speaker. s the representative of the state with one of the largest
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exclusive economic zones in our country, as representative of he state that sits in the middle of the pacific where we are seeing increasingly verfishing, including the use of these techniques throughout our pacific, i rise in very driftnet port of the modernization and bycatch reduction act. is bipartisan legislation necessary to transition fairly important west coast fishery large-net he use of mesh driftnets. senator thank feinste feinstein and congressman lieu their work. this fishery is small, less than 20 participants, but it's one of destructive. the use of mile-long driftnets results in over 70 species as bycatch.lume the problems with this practice are nothing new. beginning in the 1980's, the republican and first bush administration's destruction and
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worked together to reform the practice. completeng with a near global moratorium on the practice. driftnets large mesh continues to be used in federal waters along the west coast are he last of their kind in the nation. this bill closes that loophole and phases out the practice. fishing ly, new technology has been developed swordfish at a profitable level without the huge levels of bycatch driftnets.with that's good for fishermen, good for consumers and good for the environment. all west coast states have already acted to prohibit this ype of fishing from their shores in their oceans. it's time we at the federal to l act to do the same, ensure the sustainability of his fishery and the sustainability of the bycatch fisheries. ransitioning away from large mesh driftnets is supported by recreational fishermen, groups, consumers
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and it just makes sense. urge support for this bipartisan, bicameral bill and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. he gentleman from california, mr. huffman, reserves. the gentleman from california, mr. mcclintock, is recognized. mcclintock: i'm ready to close when the majority is finished. the speaker pro tempore: the reserves. the gentleman from california, mr. huffman. . mr. huffman: i have no other witnesses, mr. speaker, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from california, mr. mcclintock, is recognized. mr. mcclintock: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask to insert in the record a letter from the california fishermen who participated in the experimental technology demonstration project expressing their concerns with the bill. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mcclintock: at this point i also ask a statement from congressman don young in support of the bill be inserted in the record. the speaker pro tempore: the request will be covered by general leave. mr. mcclintock: thank you. mr. speaker, i would implore the majority to consider the damage that it will do with
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this bill. the west coast swordfishry is healthy and indeed underutilized. the drift gill net results in very little take of other species . to put a number on it, in 17 years only 10 whales interacted with these nets, and four were released alive, six were killed. to put that in perspective, six in 17 years, roughly 80 whales are killed by ships off the california coast every year. six were killed by driftnets in 17 years. 80 are killed by ship collisions every year. do my friends see the difference? banning the nets will reduce the catch below the level that's economically viable. it will shut down the industry. the result will be devastating the families that run these businesses. it will be harmful to the consumer who will pay higher prices for this product.
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and it will encourage increased use of driftnets in foreign waters to fill the shortage caused by banning them in our own o. why in god's name would anyone want to do that? i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california, mr. huffman, is recognized. mr. houghman: thank you, mr. speaker. -- . mr. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. the gentleman has raised the driftnets and will i speak to that. of course we need to do something about those bad practices by foreign fleets. but in order to do that, in order to restrict the importation of seafood that is caught through unsustainable practices, we have to hold our own fleets to the higher standard of sustainability and bycatch reduction. that's what this bill and other efforts in this area are all about. this is a solidly bipartisan bill. i urge my colleagues to vote yes. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass senate 906. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative -- the gentleman from california, mr. mcclintock. mr. mcclintock: on that i ask the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3 of house resolution 965, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. huffman: i move the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 970 as aamended.
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the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 500, h.r. 970. the bill to direct the secretary of the interior to develop a plan for the removal of the monyumet to robert e. e at the antietam national battlefield, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california, mr. huffman, and the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. huffman. mr. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the matter under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. million huffman: mr. speaker -- mr. huffman: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california, mr. huffman, is recognized. mr. huffman: i rise in strong support of h.r. 970, introduced by my friend, representative brown of maryland, a member of the natural resources committee and vice chair of the house armed services committee. mr. brown's bill directs the
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national park service to remove a statue of robert e lee from the antietam national battlefield in maryland. this 24-foot statue of general lee was dedicated in 2003. 138 years after the end of the civil war. it was commissioned and placed by a private citizen on private land that the national park service later acquired in 2005. as our nation continues to wrestle and reckon with racial inequality and injustice, it is past time that we take stock of these symbols that we display and the stories that we tell about our past, present, and future. for example, the statue at issue here is not historically accurate. and it simply serves to glorify the lost cause narrative. it does not belong on a national battlefield. i want to thank representative brown for his hard work in bringing attention to this issue and urge swift passage of this bill. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california
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reserves. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i'm happy to fill in for the ranking member of the full committee, representative bishop. he was here briefly earlier, but he is definitely under the weather. on this bill, will i just simply yield back the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california, mr. huffman, is recognized. mr. houghman: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to yield as much time as he may consume to gentleman from maryland. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland, mr. brown, is recognized. mr. brown: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank the gentleman from california, my good friend, mr. huffman, for yielding time. i also want to thank chairman grijalva and the staff at natural resources committee for their work and partnership in h.r. 970, the robert e lee statue removal act. my bill which i first introduced last congress would remove the statue from confederate general robert e
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lee from antietam in sharpsburg, maryland. half 12 hours of combat 23,000 union and confederate shoulders were killed, wounded, or missing. it remains the bloodiest day in american history and thousands come every year to learn about the war over slavery that almost divided our union. on this federal land stands a 24-foot statue of general lee. it was commissioned with the explicit intent of honoring the confederacy and glorifies the confederacy, its leaders, the cause of slavery, and open rebellion against the united states of america. the lee statue was built by a private citizen in 2003, as you heard, 138 years after the end of the civil war, and later acquired by the national park service. it's also historically inaccurate. the monument depicts general lee riding to the battlefield on o horseback, but evidence shows the general actually
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traveled to different part of the battlefield in an ambulance due to a broken list. the monument says personally was against secession and slavery. he was a brutal slave owner, he defended the interconstitution, savage institution of slavery. and he led an army that kidnapped free african-americans and massacred surrendering black union soldiers. instead of teaching us the dark lessons of our history, this statue sanitizes the actions of men who fought a war to keep black americans in chains. this is just one monument among many. throughout history monuments of the confed i ask have been used to rally white supremacists and intimidate black americans. they were built post reconstruction by confederate apolgists, segregationist and opponents of civil rights. we saw resurgence of statutes honoring the confederacy during
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the 1960's and 1970's when white supremacists attempted to roll back the promises being made by the civil rights woman. as monuments went up, black men, women, and children were being lynched. they serve as the reminder of the power that white supremacists attempted to yield and exert over black americans. earlier this week the house voted to remove o the name from military bases and property that honor the confederacy. we should take the same steps for statues honoring the confederacy and our national public spaces. reckoning with our shared history and this country's past injustices, makes us stronger. there are appropriate settings, museums, libraries, and classrooms to teach future generations of the insidious effort to defend the violent institution of slavery. there is no reason why any of our nation's public spaces should have monuments that celebrate those who betrayed their country. there is only one side in the
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civil war we should be honoring, that is of the united states. and we should celebrate figures who fought to preserve our union and those who helped rebuild our nation after the civil war. the men and women who march in protest and died for this country to live up to our founding ideals. removing the monument at antietam and those across or country is not an insult to any state or region. it would simply being abknowledgement that the cause, the confederacy fought for, the cause of slavery was wrong. that jim crow and violent resistance of civil rights for all people is wrong. it is long past time for the robert e lee statue -- robert e. lee statue to come down. i urge my colleagues to support this bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. huffman: before i reserve after those beautiful remarks i'd like to ask unanimous consent to enter into the record an email from the c.b.o. we were unable to get an official score, but this email
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confirms on a preliminary basis that all of the remaining bills have no revenue effect and they also have no spending effect, they also have no revenue effect with the exception of h.r. 7489 which has a net revenue decrease. i enter that into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. huffman: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has no time remaining. mr. huffman: i recognize the other gentleman from maryland for two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland, mr. raskin, is recognized for two minutes. mr. raskin: thank you, mr. speaker. thank you, mr. huffman. i rise in favor of h.r. 970, i want to salute my colleague, congressman brown, for his exemplary leadership on this issue. i cannot find a single case of any other country on earth where monuments and memorials are put up to honor the generals of enemy forces in a civil war or any other war.
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maybe another such case exists, but i can't find it. and there is no denying that there is something freakishly unusual about this practice. but you cannot blame americans from the 19th century. in this case you can't even blame americans from the 20th century. this statue of robert e. lee went up in 2003, not even two decades ago. the bizarre and stubborn impulse to honor confederate military traitors to the union on the very battlefield they fought to destroy our union and kill our soldiers waiving the union flag, reflects the hold of the so-called lost cause ideology. the myth which returns in times of resurgent racism that the confederate cause was heroic and noble. that slavery was a benevolent institution. and that treason was somehow justified. this kind of derangement from reality and from american constitutionalism has set the
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pattern for a paranoid style in american politics which continues to this very day. in 2020 we have a president of the united states who refuses to accept his defeat in the election by more than seven million votes. and by a margin of 306-232 in electoral college which he -- a margin he declared a landslide when he won by that very same amount. a big defender of the confederate statues, the president from new york is busily constructing a new romantic lost cause mythology about his loss despite the fact that more than 40 courts have rejected all of his claims about the election. let us put an end to this strange practice of honoring the military enemies of the united states. let us put an end to the lost cause mythology which has been such an abscess and danger to the public. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california, mr. huffman, is recognized mr. huffman: i reserve. i'm prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman has the only remaining time left. mr. huffman: mr. speaker, i simply thank my colleagues from maryland for the eloquence and moral clarity they have brought to this issue and urge my colleagues to vote yes on this long overdue and much needed legislation. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question, members, will the house suspend the rules and pass bill h.r. 970, as amended. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed e. and without objection the motion to reconsider is thravenlt -- bill is passed and without objection the motion is laid upon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. huffman: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 1240, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 1240, a bill to preserve united states fishing heritage through a national program dedicated to training and assisting the next generation of commercial
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fishermen. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. huffman, and the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. huffman. mr. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. . the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. huffman: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman from california, mr. huffman, is recognized. mr. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. this bill comes to us from congressman don young, but it's called the young fishermen's act, because it's all about fostering the business young and development of people in this industry. it's one of the many reasons why bill, ud to support this which passed out of the natural resources committee by unanimous consent. to our colleague from alaska for sponsoring it.
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to assist isan bill fishing communities builds on the example of bipartisan ocean in the at we passed house these past few weeks, including the sea grant re-authorization. that oud to have led effort and look forward to seeing it signed into law soon. it is difficult for many young men and women to get started in commercial fishing industry these days. hat was the case even before pandemic. entry-level positions are challenging to find for those who are attempting to start up own.heir there are staggering obstacles to overcome. licenses, docking fees, numerous other expenses that of entry and st lots of financial risk. to compound all of these difficulties, we have the forced so hich has many restaurants to close, entire g the distribution system for seafood, everely impacting the industry and further straining young fisher men and women.
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i heard firsthand from those in my district and across the ountry about the barriers that young entrants face when starting off in the commercial industry. this new generation will help ensure our country's ich coastal heritage and seafood economies continue to thrive. this bill fosters a new generation in the american fishing industry by doing several things -- creating a national grant program through noaa sea grant, which will support training, education, development. under this program, universities, fishing tribes and others can compete with grant funding, and they can use those grants to train commercial men and women in sustainable practices in fishing. it will help teach skills in navigation, electronics, vessel andengine care, technology, engineering related to conservation fishing gear, chains,arketing, supply and traceability, financial aid and risk management, and much
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more. bill, and important i urge my colleagues to support it. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the peaker pro tempore: gentleman reserves the balance of his time. mr. huffman. the chair recognizes the colorado, mr. lamborn. mr. lamborn: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the peaker pro tempore: gentleman is recognized. mr. lamborn: i want to thank my colleague, representative huffman, for his support of this bill. he made some great points in avor of it, and i acknowledge and appreciate that. i want to commend congressman don young of alaska for his commitment to our fishermen. don young is the dean of the longer thang served any other of the 435 members of congress. funded by alaska sea grant found that the average age f alaskan fishers was over 50 years old, an increase of 10 years over the past generation. oung commercial fishermen are facing increasing challenges, uch as barriers to entry and limited training opportunities. not to mention that u.s.
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most ies are among the highly regulated, monitored, and world.d fisheries in the while noaa has stated it has existing programs that address concerns, no one program is dedicated to training, educating, and generation ofnext commercial fishermen. this bill addresses that deficiency. i want to thank congressman young for his leadership on these issues. this point in time, i'd ask that the statement of house dean young in strong support of this bill by unanimous consent record.ted into the the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's request will be covered by general leave. mr. lamborn: i urge adoption of measure, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from colorado reserves time.lance of his the gentleman from california, mr. huffman, is recognized. mr. huffman: mr. speaker, i urge and yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. is gentleman from colorado recognized. mr. lamborn: i also yield back the balance of my time.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the time.e of his the house n is will suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 1240, as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 aving responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. huffman: i move the house uspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 5040, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of bill. the clerk: h.r. 5040, a bill to irect the director of the bureau of land management to study the effects of drone on wildfire suppression, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the entleman from california, mr. huffman, and the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, each will control 20 minutes. now recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. huffman.
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mr. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. that allnimous consent members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the measure under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. speaker, i : mr. yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. thank you.: i rise in support of h.r. 5040. bipartisan bill introduced by my fellow committee member, utah along with curtis, myself. the aerial incursion the cussion safety act, or air safety act, requires the irector of b.l.m. in consultation with chief of the service, federal a aviationaviation administration and state will ation on foresters study drone incursion on wildfire suppression. a crime to do this on public land. f.a.a. often he flight ts temporary
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restrictions for aircraft getting involved and interfering operations.sion but despite these deterrents, private drone incursions near ildfires continue to be documented as causes of delays in airborne firefighting course, and that, of can pose threats to firefighting on the ground, undermine ongoing and allow efforts, wildfires to encroach on nearby communities. of e's been many examples this, but i specifically emember during the october, 2017, firestorms in sonoma county in my district, we multiple reports of with e drones interfering duringhters, helicopters the skritcal days when we -- critical days when we needed them in the air. bill would raise awareness fire ne incursions on suppression and looking for ways incursions.ure
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i did my colleagues to support this bill, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance time. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman is recognized, mr. lamborn. mr. lamborn: i rise in support of h.r. 5040, the air safety by congressman john curtis of utah. this is a simple bill that will fight ther ability to wildfires that have continued to reak havoc in our western states. laws exist. and eople take pictures videos. rones can cause all aerial firefighting tools, including elicopters flying flame retardant, to stop. the air safety act directs our language management agencies to tudy drone incursions over the past five years and mandates that the agencies develop better
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prevent drones from interfering in firefighting activities in the first place. yet another f devastating wildfire season, it everything we do can to empower our brave wildland firefighters with the to safely and quickly respond to fires. bill is a small but important step toward achieving that goal. adoption of the measure, and i reserve the balance of my time. the peaker pro tempore: gentleman from colorado reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. unanimous consent to enter into the record an exchange of letters between the chairs of resources committee and the agriculture committee, esolving certainly jurisdictional issues involving this bill. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. huffman: with that, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the
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who introduced this bill and sponsored it along with huffman, john curtis of utah. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. urtis: thank you, speaker. thank you to chair grijalva and ranking member bishop for along. us move this bill a special thanks to my share --r, who we both not so unique problem why our wildfires and fighting those. i rise in support of our air safety act which will examine isks and effects of drone incursion on wildland firefighting. in the last few years, utah and rest of the west has been battling extreme wildfires. federal land managers and state and local partners to every tool available them to put a fire out. the f.a.a. sets up a temporary restriction or t.f.r. round the perimeter to allow aerial firefighters full access to the fire. unfortunately, when people
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t.f.r.'s and fly their drones around the fire, fire management must ground helicoptersones and until the area is clear. his wastes valuable time and money, putting structures and most importantly lives at risk. he air safety act will direct the forest service burrow of anguage -- bureau of land management, f.a.a. to examine these risks and come up with ways to stop this further problem. to support lleagues this bill and yield back the balance of my time. the peaker pro tempore: gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from colorado reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. speaker, i have no further witnesses and i am prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the reserves. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the time.e of his the gentleman from california, mr. huffman, is recognized. mr. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. vote and yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. he question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 5040, as amended. those in favor say aye.
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those opposed, no. chair, 2/3ion of the having responded in the affirmative -- the gentleman from california. mr. huffman: mr. speaker, on yeas and uest the nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3 of house resolution 965, the yeas and are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this postponed.e for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. i move the house suspend the ules and pass the bill h.r. 5458. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 502, h.r. 5458, a bill to modify of the rocky mountain national park, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the ant to the rule, gentleman from california, mr. huffman, and the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, each will minutes.0 the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california, mr.
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huffman. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and and include remarks extraneous material on the measure under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. you, mr. an: thank speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. huffman: thank you. i rise in support of h.r. 5458, national parktain the ary modification act, first of two years, introduced by my colorado colleague, representative joe neguse. this bill would modify the colorado's rocky mountain national park to include approximately 40 acres nonfederal land at former astronaut vance brand hopes to park. to the this 40-acre track will provide enhanced provide texs for the high elevation ecosystems and would increase recreational access and connectivity by a natural buffer between private lands and three popular trails. national park is home to many of our nation's most treasured landscapes, and i
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representative neguse for his efforts to expand and enhance protections for this park. strongly urge my colleagues to support this bill and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance his time. the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, is recognized. mr. lamborn: i yield myself such consume, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the honorable gentleman from colorado is recognized. 5458 mborn: h.r. authorizes the secretary of the donation o acquire by only approximately 40 acres of infederal land for inclusion rocky mountain national park in colorado. as many of you may know, rocky one ofn national park is the crown jewels of our national park system. he land to be donated is directly adjacent to the current park boundary. it was recently donated to the mountain conservancy. his land, being donated, is entirely undeveloped so it won't ncrease the deferred park maintenance in any way. i urge adoption of the measure and i reserve the balance of my
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time. the speaker pro tempore: the colorado from reserves. the gentleman from california, mr. huffman, is recognized. mr. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. such time as he may consume to the gentleman from colorado. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman from colorado is recognized. mr. neguse: thank you, mr. speaker. nd i want to thank chairman huffman for his leadership. i'm proud to speak in support of of my bills being considered 5459.h.r. 5458 and h.r. as you heard, these bipartisan bills would expand rocky mountain national park and ultimately create more for coloradans and visitors to our state to enjoy outdoor activities. . the bill before the house right now, the rocky mountain national park boundary odification act, as has been articulated, would allow former astronaut and native vance brandt. he bravely served our country in the armed forces, and then
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served as a astronaut. he has now so generously agreed o donate roughly 40 acres to rocky mountain national park. this expansion would add additional protections for the park's high elevation ecosystem and provide recreational access to literally houns of miles of trails. i'm proud to introduce both these legislative proposals which came at the request of local communities that i represent, that i have the honor of representing back in colorado and that ultimately seek to protect the public lands they love. the bills enjoy support from the town of he it's -- east it's park, and rocky mountain conserve vanny. it remains one of the top visited public lands in our country. attracting over 4. million people annually -- 4.6 million people annually. given the park's breathtaking scenery, these numbers are only anticipated to rise. i know my good friend from the fifth congressional district of
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colorado, representative lamborn, knows rocky mountain national park well. i'm sure like me him and his family have had countless opportunities to enjoy the park and its breathtaking scenery. it's an honor to be able to represent rocky mountain national park here in the united states congress. people from all over the world are drawn to the park, each for their own reasons. to experience nature, seek solitude, watch wildlife, and partake in outstanding recreational activities. i, myself, hold a number of treasured memories growing up in colorado, enjoying rocky mountain national park, hikes with my father, and now being able to take my daughter on o those same trails. it is something that holds deep meaning for many americans and especially for coloradoans. as we collectively seek healing during and after the covid-19 pandemic, our public lands offer both a mental and physical refuge, as well as an economic stimulus, for the local communities that rely on them. additionally, this bears
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mentioning, this year's devastating wildfires have occurred across colorado. forcing evacuations, threatening air and water quality, destroying homes and businesses. three of the state's five largest fires in the history of colorado occurred in 2020. while the bulk of these fires were on lands surrounding rocky mountain national park, nearly 30,000 acres burned been the -- within the park's boundary. when the fire grew it took over 100,000 achers in one day and swept through a portion of the park, a number of park structures were lost. i want to take this opportunity to thank the superintendent of rocky mountain national park and her wonderful rangers, all of the personnel at rocky mountain national park, who worked tirelessly to protect the park and the communities that surround it. given the devastating nature of
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these wildfires, in addition to the covid-19 pandemic, fulfilling the requests of local colorado communities who have been impacted by not one, but two historic disasters is an even greater imperative. for that reason i respectfully urge my colleagues to support 5459, r. 5458 and h.r. bipartisan bills that will protect our treasured public lands. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california, mr. huffman, is recognized. mr. huffman: mr. speaker, i request an aye vote and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 5458. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having
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responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. huffman: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 5459. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar bill 503, h.r. 5459, the to authorize the secretary of the interior to correct a land ownership error within the boundary of rocky mountain national park, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. huffman, and the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. huffman. mr. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the measure under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. million huffman: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman from california, mr. huffman, is recognized. mr. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of h.r. 5459, the rocky mountain national park ownership correction act introduced again by my colleague joe neguse. in the 1970's a tiny.18 acre plot of land constaining the forsyth family cabin was erroneously transferred to rocky mountain national park when the park service purchased lands surrounding a private in holding. since the error was discovered, the park service has been working with the family to correct the legal ownership and exchange parcels, and the family's currently using its cabin through a special use permit. this bill would permanently resolve this ownership issue and ensure the intent of the original purchase is met by authorizing equal value of land exchange between the forsyth family and the secretary of interior. i want to thank representative neguse for his efforts to resolve this long-standing ownership issues -- issue, and urge my colleagues to support
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the legislation. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, is recognized. mr. lamborn: mr. chairman, i combrams. the speaker pro tempore: -- i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lamborn: this authorizes the secretary of interior to exchange a 0.18 acre parcel of park land for the same amount of private land to resolve a land ownership issue within the boundary of the rocky mountain national park. in the 1970's, the national park service purchased land surrounding a private in holding. an error in the bank's legal description incorrectly included a 0.18 acre parcel in that purchase. as a result, the parcel the national park service acquired included a family cabin and the private own oer acquired a vacant lot not the cabin site. this bill will permanently resolve this issue with an equal value land swap and ensure the intent of the original purchase is met. this may be the tiniest amount
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of land we have ever considered in a land use bill, but it's nevertheless an important piece of land and a good bill. i urge adoption of the measure and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. huffman: mr. speaker, i urge an aye vote and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 5459. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. huffman: mr. speaker, i move the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 7098, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 7098, a bill to
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expand the boundary of saguaro national park to study additional land for future adjustments to the boundary of the park, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. huffman, and the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. huffman. mr. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and tend their remarks and include extraneous material on the measure under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. huffman: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. huffman: thank you. i rise in strong support of h.r. 7098, a bill introduced by the chairman of the natural resources committee, raul grijalva of arizona. this bill would modify the boundaries of saguaro national park and authorize the secretary of interior to acquire lands within these new boundaries from willing sellers. the bill would also require the
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secretary to study future potential boundary expansions and land acquisitions that would add to the park's natural, cultural, and recreational resources. saguaro national park is a true urban oasis, located in the tucson metropolitan area in chairman grijalva's hometown. this park provides habitat for iconic species, including its namesake, the saguaro cactus, and the desert tortoise. it provides unparalleled recreational resources such as hiking and mountain biking trails. the expansion authorized in this bill would add to those abundant resources and provide an important linkage between the park and pima county's sweet water reserve, expanding access arizona's public lands. there is broad local support for this action which includes the pima county administrator, the tucson homeowners association, and each individual owner of the land identified for inclusion in the
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park. this bill is not just a win for the residents of southern arizona, it's a win for our national parks and our public lands. expanding the future of conservation and access to public lands is a hallmark of chairman grijalva's leadership. i want to thank him for that and for his hard work on this bill. and urge its swift adoption by the house. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman virginia tech. mr. lamborn: h.r. 7098 would expand the boundary of saguaro national park, arizona, by a cumulative total of approximately 1,232 acres. for those who haven't visited this park, it is another one of the jewels of our national park system. i have been there and i would urge everyone who has a chance to also visit this beautiful place. the bill also authorizes the secretary of interior to acquire land owned by the state of arizona within the boundary of the park.
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in addition, the bill also authorizes agreements with the national park service would manage state-owned land within the boundary of the park where acquisition is not possible. finally, the bill also authorizes a study to identify future potential park expansions to better protect desert habitats in the greater tucson area. while i don't understand why the state of arizona would want the national park service to manage any more land within its boundaries, this bill does go about expanding a park unit in the right way, through an open, deliberative process in congress. this bill authorizes a rather large addition to the park, but we heard no local opposition to the expansion. i urge adoption of the measure and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. huffman: i urge an aye vote and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 7098, as amended. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. without objection, the title is amended. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. huffman: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 7489, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 7489, a bill to authorize the secretary of interior to convey to the commonwealth of virginia or the district of columbia certain federal land under the administrative jurisdiction of the national park service for the construction of rail and other infrastructure and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. houghman, and the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, each will control 20 minutes.
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the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. huffman. mr. huffman: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the measure under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. huffman: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california, mr. houghman, is recognized mr. huffman: thank you. i rise in support of h.r. 7489, the long bridge act, introduced by our colleague, representative wittman of virginia. this bill is a simple piece of legislation but it's important. it authorizes the national park service to convey select parcels of land to the commonwealth of virginia or the district of columbia in order o to facilitate updates to the long bridge, critical commuter and freight rail corridor in the washington, d.c., metropolitan area. existing bridge, used by amtrak, the virginia railway express, and c.s.x. transportation was built all the way back in 1904. it has not been substantially
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upgraded since 1942. the current project is a partnership between the u.s. department of transportation, the virginia department of rail and transportation, and the district of columbia and it will double capacity of the bridge by constructing a second bridge alongside the existing structure. allowing the park service to convey small tracks of land -- tracts of land will facilitate completion of this very important upgrade. to be clear we are not talking about land that includes historic resources, open space, or park-like qualities. . the bill includes important safeguards to ensure that the land identified for conveyance railroad r only purposes. this project is a priority for this region, and i'm happy to this y support to commonsense bipartisan solution. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman from california reserves. the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, is recognized. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman is recognized. mr. lamborn: h.r. 7589, offered resources ral committee colleague from virginia, mr. wittman, authorizes the secretary of the convey about 4.4 acres of federal property for the construction of a new and pedestrian potomac.anning the current law allows the right-of-way for most railroads n federal lands but not on national park service lands. therefore, legislation is needed to authorize a small amount of land to be k system conveyed or used by virginia to railroad.a the long bridge project will double the capacity of the crossing by rail adding a second two-track bridge bridge,t to the existing as well as a pedestrian crossing. i commend representative wittman hard work for the long ridge project and for this bipartisan and trijurisdiction legislation. i urge adoption of the measure, reserve the balance of my
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time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. r. huffman: thank you, mr. speaker. i recognize the gentleman from virginia, mr. beyer, for as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia, mr. beyer, is recognized. mr. beyer: thank you, mr. speaker. rise in support of the long bridge act of 2020, which i proudly co-lead with my colleague from virginia, congressman wittman. he existing long bridge is the only rail bridge connecting virginia to washington, d.c., nd the main rail connection between the southeast and andheast for both passenger freight rail. it's old and rusty and ugly and a treasured part of our landscape. authorized by congress in 1808 and signed into law by jefferson.homas it cost $200,000 to build initially. the u during peak hours, two-track bridge is at 98% it a choke makes point between virginia and washington, d.c. to florida. wihy the long bridge
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project is so critical. add a second two-track bridge adjacent to the existing bridge. i cannot stress how impactful the new long bridge project will be. an annual $6 billion in benefits to the region by 2040. the land would take place on both sides of the p river. it's prohibited by law to transfer land from the of virginia and the district of columbia for the purposes of railroad construction. bill comes in, of 2020 is age act simple fix to transfer control of this land for the purpose of project.bridge rail i wholeheartedly support this bill. it will enable the commonwealth of virginia to move forward with this vital construction. i'd like to thank my colleagues d.c., and ia, maryland for supporting this bill. to thank you for your
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leadership on the long bridge act of 2020. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. tempore: the o gentleman yields back. he gentleman from california reserves. the gentlewom the gentleman from colorado is recognized. lamborn: i yield as much time as he may consume to the gentleman from virginia, mr. wittman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. to thank n: i want chairman huffman, ranking member lamborn, my colleague, beyer, for ve don the united effort to make sure we get this long bridge bill assed, to make sure we get a new long bridge built, because we know that this is critically just for not virginia, for the district, and the nationd, but for because of the critical link oint that it is for transportation. as we know, this is in some ways project as a regional but it's actually more than that. the first district of virginia, virginia, spans the i-95 corridor in northern virginia which includes one of the worst traffic hot spots in nation.
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that's undeniable. in fact, who knows it better congress rs here in what they have to deal with each day in their commute. i a daily commuter myself, understand the frustration that folks have. this is going to be a critical use for us to be able to rail as a very efficient means people and to e move commerce throughout the region. incredibly important. of this bill, e congress is providing the adequate resources to leverage commonwealth's investments to address issues on i-95. it's been a great cooperative between the commonwealth of virginia and line, to o owns the ma makes -- make sure it gets done. it's not just this line but all connectors. this is a great step to really enhance our rail system, which incredibly important to address transportation issues, not just across the but really oard, across the nation. an important component of this reducing traffic congestion
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in this region, as i said, is rail.er this bridge spans the potomac, one of the choke points, the here on the oint eastern seaboard. it's very heavily traveled. a balance o be etween -- between transit from commuters standpoint, passenger rail, and freight rail. there's a battle back and forth. and unfortunately, freight rail revails in that since freight companies own the rail. we want to make sure there's a balance there. this provides a balance. give c.s.x. credit for coming to the table saying, we understand how incredibly important passenger rail is, even though it's not their purview. they understand how important it is. for a real testament entities coming together. and just as representative beyer the existing bridge is at 98% capacity during peak hours used by both the virginia
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railway, amtrak. we want to make sure it's all accommodated. know the proposed design for new track bridge and five additional bridges in virginia and d.c. provide those onnectors and conduits we need for the region. the bill authorizes the secretary of the interior, through the national park convey and ctor, to virginia and d.c. to be able to utilize a small land for new long on of the heard structure and we rail and pedestrian bridge spanning the potomac region. will convey interests to permanent out 4.4 acres of the national park service land for the express purpose of this project. park service will authorize virginia to temporarily use 8.4 acres of construction, which
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reverts back to the national park service at the discretion f the n.p.s. director when the project is completed. it's essentially a construction use while equipment is there but it reverts back to the national park service. this project supports projected passenger and freight rail through this corridor, not only now but in it also enhances economic growth and mobility for the region. it increases the capacity of the network for many areas, virginia, he port of which handles 37% of goods that port by nd out of that rail. a great enhancer. the port of virginia will need share to 45% by 2040 to increase the increased traffic at the port. will help them do that. building a new long bridge at les the rail capacity this major bottle neck and is incredibly important for the seaboard, but also regional, for not only virginia also e district but
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maryland. so all incredibly important. significantion is a milestone in transforming passenger and freight rail service along the east coast and really making a significant step forward in increasing the opportunity for freight rail. the construction is a project of national significance and unlocking the gridlock in this region is incredibly important. thank, again,t to the leadership on the natural resources committee, chairman lamborn,ranking member and my colleague, don beyer, for co-leading this effort, and also representative holmes norton and the rest of the members of the delegations and staff for making this important element work. i also want to thank senators warner and tim kaine for introducing the senate companion the senate side. again, i urge my colleagues to support this legislation, and i back.my time the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from colorado reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. speaker, i have
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no further witnesses. i yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the yields back. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: i yield back the balance of my time. tempore: the o gentleman yields back. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the 7489, as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are the bill is passed, and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the by the the motion gentleman from california, mr. huffman, to suspend the rules 906.ass s. on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. 906, an act tote improve the management of driftnet fishing. the speaker pro tempore: the house n is will the
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suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of epresentatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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gentlewoman seek recognition? mrs. demings: as the member designated by mr. lawson, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? ms. wasserman schultz: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. payne of new jersey, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the use that mr. payne will vote yea on s. 906. mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. mucarsel-powell, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mucarsel-powell will also vote yea on s. 906. mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. hastings of florida, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. hastings will also vote yea on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jefferies: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that chairwoman johnson will vote yea on s. 906. as the member designated by zo lofgren, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that chairwoman lofgren will vote yes on s. 9 o 06. as the member designated by chairman gerry nadler, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that chairman nadler will vote yea on s. 906. as the member designated by by congressman jose serrano, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that congressman serrano o will vote yea on s. 906. as the member designated by congressman brendan boyle, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that congressman boyle will vote yea on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. schneider of illinois, pursuant to h.res. 965, i inform the that mr. schneider will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? speaker, aseld: mr. the member designated by mr. price of north carolina, pursuant to h.res. 965, i inform mr. price will vote yes, he will vote yes on 906.e as the member designated by mr. pursuant f louisiana, to h.res. 965, i inform the house that mr. richmond will he will vote yes on senate 906. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, as the member designated by congress pursuant to tano, house resolution 965, i inform
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congress member apolitano will vote yes on s. 906. and mr. speaker, as the member congress member vargas, pursuant to h.res. 965, the house that congress member vargas will vote 906.n s. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek
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recognition? as the member designated by dr. ruiz of california, pursuant to h.res. that mr.form the house ruiz will vote aye on s. 906. as the member designated by ms. tlaib of michigan, pursuant to i inform the house hat ms. tlaib will vote aye on s. 906. for peaker pro tempore: what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? as thesui: mr. speaker, member designated by mr. desaulnier, pursuant to h.res.
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that mr.form the house desaulnier will vote yes on s. 906. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from kansas seek recognition? as the ds: mr. speaker, member designated by mr. kim, pursuant to h.res. 965, i inform the house that mr. kim will vote aye on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: mr. speaker, as ms. ember designated by pingree, the chair of the congressional arts caucus of 965, ipursuant to h.res. inform the house that ms. pingree will vote yes on s. 906. and mr. speaker, as the member mr. larson of onnecticut, the nutmeg state, and pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. larson will vote yes on s. 906. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? speaker, as the member designated by mr. costa, pursuant to h.res. 965, i inform he house that mr. costa will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? mrs. hayes: as the member designated by ms. wilson, pursuant to h.res. 965, i inform he house that ms. wilson will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? as the ia: mr. speaker, member designated by mr. grijalva, pursuant to h.res. 965, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? mr. stanton: as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, i informto h.res. 965, the house that mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. raskin: mr. speaker, as the mr. doggettnated by of texas, pursuant to h.res. 965, i inform the house that mr. on s. 906.l vote aye as the member designated by mr. pocan, pursuant to house i inform the , house that mr. pocan will vote 906.n s. as the member designated by ms. jayapal of washington, pursuant to h.res. 965, i inform the that ms. jayapal will vote yes on s. 906. the speaker pro tempore: for the gentleman es from california seek recognition? mr. aguilar: mr. speaker, as the bera, designated by dr. pursuant to h.res. 965, i inform the house that dr. bera will vote yes on s. 906. as the member designated by mr. 965, ipursuant to h.res. inform the house that mr. rouda will vote yes on s. 906.
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mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. kuster, pursuant to h.res. 965, i inform ms. kuster will vote yes on s. 906. ms. clark: as the member by ms. bonamici, pursuant to h.res. 965, i inform willouse that ms. bonamici vote yes on s. 906. as the member designated by ms. frankel, pursuant to h.res. 965, i inform the house that ms. will vote yes on s. 906.
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as the member designated by ms. meng, pursuant to h.res. 965, i ms. meng house that will vote yes on s. 906. and as the member designated by ms. brownley, pursuant to h.res. i inform the house that, ms. brownley will vote yes on s. 906. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. car dannas of -- cardenas of
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california, pursuant to h.res. 965, i inform the house that mr. cardenas will vote yes on s. 906. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. kildee: mr. speaker, as the ember designated by mr. peters of california, pursuant to h.res. 965, i inform the house will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. sherman: as the member designated by mr. garamendi, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. garamendi will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california rise? for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york rise? ms. clarke: as the member
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designated by chairwoman lydia velazquez, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. velazquez will vote yes on s. 906. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: good morning, mr. speaker. as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on s. 906, the driftnet modernization and bycatch reduction act.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from washington seek recognition? >> as the member designated by dr. schrier, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that dr. schrier will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. tonko: mr. speaker, as the member designated by representative lowey, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that representative lowey will vote aye on s. 906. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from marriage enalty men seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. peterson of minnesota, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. peterson will ote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. welch of vermont, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house as the member designated by by mrs. trahan of massachusetts, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house mrs. rahan will vote yes on s. 906. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: mr. speaker, as the member designated by the congresswoman roybal-allard of california, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the that ms. roybal-allard will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. mceachin, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. mceachin will vote yes on s. 906. as the member designated by ms. porter, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rom virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. moore, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. moore will vote yes on s. 906. as the member designated by miss barragan, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. barragan will vote yes on s. 906. as the member designated by mr.on, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. cohen will vote yes on s. 906. as the member designated by mr. kind, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house mr. kind will vote yes on s. 906. as the member designated by mr. lieu, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lieu will vote yes on s. 906. as the member designated by mr.
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lowenthal, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote yes on s. 906. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. cunningham, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. cunningham will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by by mr. lamb, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lamb will vote
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yes on s. 906. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. george of florida, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. deutch will vote yes on s. 906. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. connell ln-ily: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. titus of nevada, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. titus will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey sook recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by miss bonnie watson coleman, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that miss watson coleman -- mrs. watson coleman will vote yes on s. 9306. as the member designated by by mr. eliot engel, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform he house that mr. engel will vote yes on s. 906. mr. speaker, as the member designated by by mr. bill pascrell, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. pascrell will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from pennsylvania seek recognition? ms. scanlon: as the member designated by ms. dean, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. dean will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. underwood: as the member designated by mr. rush, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on s. 906.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 283, the nays are 105. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from california, mr. huffman, to suspend the rules amended. .r. 5040, as on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 5040, a bill to direct the director of the bureau of land management to study the effects of drone incursions on wildfire suppression and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the
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question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. price will vote yes, he will vote yes on h.r. 5040. mr. butterfield: as the member designated by mr. richmond of louisiana, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. richmond will
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vote yes, he will vote yes on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. -- mr. connolly: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. titus, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. titus will vote es on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. mceachin, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. mceachin will vote yes on h.r. 5040, and as the member designated by ms. porter, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote
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yes on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. kildee: mr. speaker, as the member designated by by mr. peters of california, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. eters will vote yes h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the -- for
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what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by by mr. lamb, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lamb will vote yes on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the jeement illinois seek recognition? -- in just a moment illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. rush, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house will vote yes on h.r. 040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. tonko: mr. speaker, as the
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member designated by representative lowey, pursuant to house resolution 965, i representative lowey will vote aye on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. deutch of florida, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the ouse that mr. deutch will vote es on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. pingree of maine, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. pingree will
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vote yes on h.r. 5040. mr. speaker, as the member designated by by mr. larson of connecticut, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. larson will vote es on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from washington eek recognition? ms. delbene: as the member designated by dr. schrier, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house dr. schrier will vote yes on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by congress member napolitano, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that congress member napolitano will vote yes on h.r. 5040. mr. correa: mr. speaker, as the member designated by congress member vargas, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform e house that congress member vargas will vote yes on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from massachusetts seek recognition? ms. clark: as the member designated by ms. meng, pursuant to house resolution
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965, i inform the house that ms. meng will vote yes on o h.r. 5040. as the member designated by by ms. frankel, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. frankel will vote yes on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by by ms. brownley, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the ms. brownley will vote yes on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by ms. kuster, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. kuster will vote yes on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by ms. bonamici, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the that ms. bonamici will vote yes on h.r. 5040.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by dr. bera, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that dr. bera will vote yes on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by by mr. rouda, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. rouda will vote yes on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition?
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>> mr. speaker, as the member designated by by mr. grijalva, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote yes on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: good morning, mr. speaker. as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on h.r. 5040, the air safety act of 2020, as amended. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from kansas seek recognition miss daferedse: mr. speaker, as the member designated by by mr. kim, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. kim will vote aye on h.r. 040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by by mrs. bonnie watson coleman, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mrs. watson coleman will vote yes on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by by mr. bill pascrell, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. pascrell will vote yes on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by mr. eliot engel, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. engel will vote yes on h.r. 5040.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. cunningham, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. cunningham will vote aye on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition?
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>> as the member designated by mr. cardenas of california, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. cardenas will vote aye on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? mr. stanton: as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yes on h.r. 5040.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? miss clarning: -- ms. clarke: as the member designated by ms. velazquez, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. velazquez will vote yes on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from pennsylvania seek recognition? ms. scanlon: as the member designated by ms. dean, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. dean will vote yes on h.r. 040.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? mrs. demings: member designated mr. lawson, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? mrs. dingell: as the member designated by dr. ruiz of california, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. ruiz will vote aye on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by by ms. talib of michigan, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. talib
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ill vote aye on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. cooper: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. costa, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. costa will vote yes on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. mcgovern: as the member designated by mrs. trahan of massachusetts, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house mrs. trahan will vote yes on h.r. 5040.
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as the member designated by by mr. welch of vermont, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. welch will vote yes on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by by mr. schneider of illinois, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. schneider will vote yes on h.r. 5040.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from minnesota seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. peters of minnesota, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. peterson will vote yea on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? mrs. hayes: as the member designated by ms. wilson, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on h.r. 5040.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. roybal-allard, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. roybal-allard will vote yes on h.r. 5040.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. moore, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. moore will vote yes on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by ms. lowenthal, -- mr. lowenthal, pursuant to house resolution
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965, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote yes on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by mr. lieu, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lieu will vote yes on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by ms. gar began, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that -- barragan, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. barragan will -- ms. barragan will vote yes on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by mr. cohen, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. cohen will vote yes on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by mr. kind, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. kind will vote es on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. raskin: as the member designated by mr. doggett, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. doggett will vote aye on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by ms. jayapal, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. jayapal will vote aye on h.r. 5040.
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-- e member designated by sorry. as the member designated by mr. pocan of wisconsin, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. pocan will vote aye on h.r. 5040. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. sherman: as the member designated by mr. garamendi, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. garamendi will vote yes on h.r. 5040.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that chairwoman johnson will vote yea on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by chairwoman zoe lofgren, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that chairwoman lofgren will vote yea on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by chairman jerry nadler, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that chairman nadler will vote yea on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by congressman jose serrano, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that congressman serrano will vote yea on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by congressman boyle, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that congressman boyle will vote yea on h.r. 5040.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? ms. matsui: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. desaulnier, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. desaulnier will vote yes on h.r. 5040.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? ms. wasserman schultz: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. hastings of florida, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. hastings will vote yea on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by ms. mucarsel-powell of florida, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. mucarsel-powell will also vote yea on h.r. 5040. as the member designated by mr. payne of new jersey, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yea on h.r. 5040.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 382, the nays are 6. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new mexico seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's table the bill h.r. 5273 with the senate amendment thereto and concur in the senate amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill and senate amendment. the clerk: h.r. 5273, an act to require the secretary of homeland security to enact a plan to increase to 100% the scanning of commercial and passenger vehicles at points of entry using nonintrusive systems to enhance border security and for other purposes. senate amendment. strikeout all after the enacting clause and insert section 1, short title. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does this -- for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new mexico seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to dispense with the reading. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the reading is dispensed with. is there objection to the request of the gentlelady from new mexico? hearing none, the cincinnati amendments are agreed to and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the
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gentlelady from new mexico seek recognition? mrs. torres: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that the committee on homeland security be authorized to file a supplemental report on the bill h.r. 5828. the speaker pro tempore: without objection -- without objection, so ordered. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent that the committee on transportation and infrastructure be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 1253 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 1253, designating the room of the united states capital the joseph grain nee, to honor joseph greenie of south carolina on the 100th anniversary of his seating in the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the resolution? without objection, the resolution is agreed to and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's table senate con surnt resolution 451 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report at the the
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title. the clerk: concurrent resolution correcting the enrollment of senate 1869. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the concurrent resolution? without objection, the concurrent resolution is agreed to and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's table the bill h.r. 1503 with the senate amendment thereto and concur in the senate amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill and senate amendment. the clerk: h.r. 1503, an act to amend the federal food, drug and cosmetic act regarding to the list under 505-j-7 of the federal food, drug, and cosmetic act and for other purposes.
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senate amendment, after all -- strike after all, the enacting clause and insert the following. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to dispense with the reading. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the reading is dispensed with. is there objection to the original request of the gentlewoman from michigan? without objection, the senate amendment is agreed to and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? mrs. dingell: i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's table the bill h.r. 5663 with the senate amendment throt thereto and concur in the senate amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill and the senate amendment. the clerk: h.r. 5663, an act to amend the food, drug and cosmetic act to give authority to the secretary of health and human services act through the commissioner of food and drugs to destroy counterfeit devices. senate amendment, strike all --
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman seek recognition? mrs. dingell: i ask concurrence in suspending the reeding of the bill. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the reading is dispensed with. is there objection to the original request of the gentlewoman from michigan? without objection, the senate amendment is agreed to and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? mrs. dingell: i ask unanimous consent that the committee on energy an commerce be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 8906 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 8906, a till bill to amend title 29 of the public health service act to authorize the program under such title related to life span respite care. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill. without objection, the bill is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to
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reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to take if the speaker's table the bill s. 1130 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 1130, an act to amend the public health service act to improve the health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? >> i have an amendment at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman seek recognition? >> i have an amendment at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: strike all after section 1 an insert the following. section 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman -- >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to dispense with the reading of the amendment. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the reading is dispensed with.
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without objection, the amendment is agreed to. without objection, the amendment is agreed to, the bill is read a third time, passed, and the motion to reconsider is laid at the table. >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on energy and commerce be discharged from further consideration of house resolution 1181 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 1181. resolution honoring ross lynn smith carter's 50 years of mental health advocacy. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the resolution? for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? mrs. dingell: madam speaker, i have an amendment to the text at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the amendment at the desk. the clerk: strike all after the resolving clause and insert the
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following. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman seek recognition? mrs. dingell: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to dispense with the reading of the amendment. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so granted. without objection, the amendment is agreed to and, without objection, the resolution is agreed to. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? mrs. dingell: madam speaker, i have an amendment to the preamble at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the clerk will report the amendment to the preamble. the clerk: strike the preamble and insert the following. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? mrs. dingell: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to dispense with the reading of the amendment. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. without objection, the amendment to the preamble is agreed to and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent at that the committee on oversight and reform be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 4988 and ask for its immediate onsideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 4988, a bill to designate the postal service as the clara barton post office building. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on oversight and reform be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 5123 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5123. a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal
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service located at 476 east main street in galesburg, illinois, as the senior airman daniel miller post office building. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: i ask for unanimous consent that the committee on oversight and reform be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 5451, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5451, a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 599 east genesee street in fayetteville, new york, as the basell post office building. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on oversight and reform be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 5562, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5562, a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 4650 east rosedale street in fort worth, texas, as the deion phillips bags by post office building. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on oversight and reform be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 5972, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5972, a bill to designate the facility of the
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united states postal service located at 500 delaware avenue suite 1 in wilmington, delaware, as the mary anne shad kerry post office. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on oversight and reform be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 5983, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5983, a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 4150 chicago avenue in riverside, california, as the woody rutger hughes post office building. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition?
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ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on oversight and reform be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 6016 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 6016, a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 149555 west bell road in surprise, arizona, as the mark lee memorial post office building. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on oversight and reform be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 6161 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 6161, a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 1585 nancyville
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street, greensboro, north carolina, as the jaye howard coble post office building. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on oversight and reform be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 6418, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 6418, a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 509 fair hope avenue in fair hope, alabama, as the william "jack" jackson edwards iii post office building. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask
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unanimous consent that the committee on oversight and reform be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 7088 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 7088, a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 111 james street in reidsville, georgia, as the senator jack hill post office building. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on oversight and reform be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 7502, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 7502. a bill to designate facility of the united states postal service located at 101 south 16th street
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in iowa as the jesse field sham bow post office building. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on oversight and reform be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 7810, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 7810, a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service ocated at 3519 east walnut street in pearl land texas as the tom reed post office building. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? without objection, bill is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition?
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ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on oversight and reform be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 8611, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 8611, a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 4755 southeast dixie ghway in port solerno, florida, as the post office building. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's table s. 3257 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 3257. an act to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 311 west wisconsin avenue in tomahawk,
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wisconsin, as the enar sergeant h. inman jr. post office building. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? i'm sorry, without objection, the bill is read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's table s. 3461 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 3461. an act to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 2600 wesley street in greenville, texas, as the otty murphy post office building the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask
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unanimous consent to take from the speaker's table s. 3462, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 3462. an act to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 909 west holiday drive in fate, texas, as the ralph hall post office. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's table s. 4126 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 4126, an act to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 104 east main street in port washington, wisconsin, as the joseph g. democrattler post office -- demler post office. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to consideration
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of the bill? without objection, the bill is read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's table s. 4684, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 4684, an act to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 440 arapaho street in wyoming as the robert l. brown post office. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from louisiana seek recognition? mr. scalise: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to speak out of order for the purpose of inquiring the schedule for next week to the majority leader. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. scalise: mr. speaker, i also ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without bjection. mr. scalise: i yield to my friend, the majority leader to talk about the schedule for next week. mr. hoyer: i thank my friend for yield, the republican whip from the grand state of louisiana.
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as the gentleman is aware, as a result of his service in previous congresses, when we get to the last days of the congress it is very difficult to fix the schedule because the reason we have not already passed something is because it's controversial and we're trying to work out agreement. in that context, mr. speaker, i am advising members that they will not be expected to be back here to vote on any piece of legislation prior to tuesday next at 6:30 p.m. the reason for that is because an agreement has not been reached on either covid-19 legislation or the omnibus for the funding of government for the balance of the year between now and september 30. as a result, even if an agreement were reached tomorrow, the time for the staff to put it in bill language and to file it
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would take us at least until tuesday. so there's no point in having members here with nothing to do. however, let me, i know the minority whip agrees with me, we need to get those two bills done in one form or another. so i am hopeful that over the next 72 to 96 hours, that there will be a lot of work being done in the senate and the house, members of the senate, on the senate side and -- excuse me on the democratic side and republican side are working hard to resolve the differences that still exist because i think both sides understand the critical nature of passing covid-19 legislation where we have millions of people, millions of small businesses, millions of health care workers waiting for us to resolve these issues so that they can confront the
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challenges that covid-19 has created both on the health side and on the economic side. so i would say that if we can get that done, that we may vote, i said, as early as tuesday at 6:30 but i will say that we will not leave, i say leave, we will not adjourn the congress, the 116th congress until we get those bills done because they have to be done. so i thank the gentleman for the question and that's the answer. i yield back. mr. scalise: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i agree that we need to continue these negotiations and get a resolution and hopefully we will in the coming week both on covid relief and on the funding of government. we've agreed on caps already. hopefully we maintain that. and get that done to give certainty to all our agencies.
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we know how much money it costs the defense department, for example, every week we're in continuing resolution, potentially billions of dollars that it costs just in procurement and the loss of those efficiencies. so i share your optimism that we can get it done. obviously we need to continue working through these final issues. i do want to thank the gentleman as we talked last week at the colloquy about the als disability insurance access act and i thank the gentleman for scheduling it this week and it passed without opposition. one of those examples where we do work and come together and do something that helps people. this will help hundreds, possibly thousands of people struggling with a.l.s. to be able to get access to the tools they need that they under current law are being denied. to see the house come together so overwhelmingly and do that shows we can, when we put our minds to it, work to actually help people and this will help people in all our districts.
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i thank the gentleman again for getting that done, getting that bill to the floor and ultimately now all of us coming together to pass that bill on to the senate and the president. i want to again bring up the paycheck protection program bill by congressman chabot. this is a bill we've been talking about at this colloquy since september. each week that goes by, we know there's a list, a long list of areas where we have disagreement. there's also a list of areas where we have full agreement. if you look, a number of items where we have already decided we, both republicans an democrats, want to do this. then there's those items we're strongly opposed to on our side or you're strongly opposed to on your side. i would just continue to emphasize that these small businesses can't wait for us to get agreement or never get an agreement while there are things we can do to help them today, to save them today.
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we continue to hear the heartbreaking stories, over 100,000 restaurants in america have closed for good. gone. newow paul's restaurants in orleans, paul prudhomme invented blackened redfish at that restaurant, it's gone. too many other stories, heartbreaking stories of restaurant own for the los angeles who is being told she can't operate literally in the same parking lot next to her tents are tents of a film studio able to operate. it's not about science in those cases. it's about some government official picking winners an losers. unfortunately the losers are america's small businesses. this needs to stop. i would just encourage the gentleman to bring the chabot bill, a bill that has wide bipartisan support that would save, today we're going to lose, just today, about 150 restaurants.
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and that number is even higher for other small businesses. and the hundreds a day. friday, we'll lose 150 restaurants. saturday we'll lose 150 restaurants. sunday, monday, tuesday we'll lose 150, we'll lose over 700 restaurants between now and when we come back tuesday. we don't have to do that. if that bill was put on the floor today it would have passed overwhelmingly, maybe unanimously because it's an area of agreement. this idea of holding hostages these small businesses that are dying on the vine while we try to get agreement we haven't been able to get since august. why can't we just do the things that we agree on now while we negotiate the other things? some of those things will never become law. and yet it's holding up the things that we agree on that would save small businesses today. 150 restaurants today will go under that shouldn't. shouldn't have gone under. could have saved them. there's thousands of jobs tied to this. at christmas time. that don't need to be gone. if we just pass the things we
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agree on while we negotiate the things we don't because we may never get agreement on those things. don't let it hold these families hostage. don't let it hold small businesses hostage. i would urge again that the gentleman bring the chabot bill to the floor as soon as possible. we know it would pass overwhelmingly. i yield. mr. hoyer: i thank the gentleman for his observations. in fact, i am for an agreement that is being worked on right now that has $300 billion, a third of the $908 billion set aside for small businesses for exactly the reasons that the whip points out that we want to make sure that we can keep as many small businesses in business as possible. which is why we ought to pass legislation. but we're not holding small businesses hostage anymore than we're holding those on unemployment hostage, anymore than we're holding states an localities hostage, anymore than we're holding schools hostage, anymore than we're holding child
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re and c.d.c. hostage or emergency assistance on farm aid or nutrition aid. none of those are being held hostage. what is happening, they all need to get resources to meet the challenges they face. that's what we believe needs to happen. all of those need to be addressed. all of those need to be included in a bill that hopefully we'll pass in the early part of next week. i yield back. mr. scalise: i thank the gentleman for yielding and will continue to push to get that relief starting with the chabot bill. hopefully with other things. but at least let's bring those items that we are in ageament on to the floor. millions of jobs are at stake. finally, i want to ask the majority leader about reports that have come up about a member of the intelligence committee, mr. swalwell, having some kind f ties to a chinese spy.
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they're -- there are alrming issues being raised, we haven't gotten a lot of answers. many are asking, was it known prior to the time he was put on the intelligence committee that there was this relationship with a chinese spy? there are also reports that the chinese spy also was able to infiltrate his office and possibly put other spies in his office. is the gentleman -- was the gentleman aware, maybe it was just the speaker that was aware, but were y'all aware of this? tie to chinese spy prior to him being put on the committee? and why is he still on the intelligence committee? i would yield. mr. hoyer: i thank the gentleman. i don't have the facts but obviously our position is that if there are facts being raised that ought to be looked at, they ought to be looked at. i don't have the facts and don't want to comment on the issue itself because i don't know enough about it to do so.
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but i think all due diligence will be pursued. i yield back. mr. scalise: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i hope we get those answers. these are serious questions that have been raised. we're talking about a committee that deals with the most sensitive intelligence information. most members of congress don't have that level of access that members of the intelligence committee get and possibly their staffs have the ability to see some of that and if an office was infiltrated by spies from a foreign country, especially china at a time when we are investigating china and raising serious questions about them, it just -- these are questions that need to be answered. i hope we get answers soon. with that -- mr. hoyer: will the gentleman yield? i didn't mention that's -- mention one bill that's still percolate, we passed it, the senate passed it 86-14 i think,
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the national defense authorization act. is going to be going to the president soon. i'm hopeful the president will sign it. if he does not sign it, that will be another issue that may be considered on the other hand, i have indications that perhaps there will be a substantial number of republicans who voted for the bill who may not vote to pass it over the president's veto so we'll have that to consider as well. i just wanted -- because i hadn't mentioned that, i wanted to mention that that's still on the docket. i yield. mr. scalise: clearly president trump's expressed his concerns about some items in and not in the national defense authorization act. ultimately we will see soon if he signs it or vetoes it. he's obviously got to weigh all those decisions. mr. hoyer: if the gentleman will yield. i hope he will sign it.
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i know he has concerns about a section that senator inhofe said should not be in the bill. as the gentleman knows, this has great consequences for our national security an for our troops and i would hope the gentleman and i would urge the president to sign the bill. i thank the gentleman and i yield back the balance of my time. mr. scalise: i thank the gentleman and we'll continue to work on these items we need to get resolved. hopefully they'll get resolved in the coming days. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. --
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the speaker pro tempore: the chair will now entertain requests for one-minute speeches.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. clyburn: mr. speaker, i wish to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. clyburn: mr. speaker, i rise today to express my appreciation to this august body for unanimously passing house resolution 1253. i also want to thank speaker nancy pelosi and minority leader kevin mccarthy for their support of the passage of this resolution. this resolution honors the life and legacy of joseph h. rainey, a fellow south carolinian who on
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december 12, 1870, became the first african-american to serve in the united states house of representatives. blazing the trail that provided the path that i'm honored to be on today. with the passage of this resolution, the house permanently recognized congressman rainey's remarkable achievement 150 years ago come saturday. and they're honoring him by naming h.r. 150 on the first floor of this building a room in hich he met, which at the time was a member of the committee on indian affairs on which he erved from 1873 to 1875. thank you for yielding me the time and i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. lamalfa: i seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, jt is -- the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. lamalfa: thank you. december is national impaired driving prevention month. we know that during this time of year, with the holidays, with so many holidays in a compact amount of time, that the risk is higher. indeed, over 1/3 of traffic-related deaths in the united states involve a drunk driver and we know that throughout the holiday season those drunk driving crashes increase. for example, last december nearly 1,000 people in the u.s. died in alcohol-related crashes. 35 of those happened on christmas day. every single one of those deaths is preventable. i sincerely thank our law enforcement, our first responders for being there on the scene during these tragedies and working to prevent them from being worse, from having these
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impaired accidents happen. however, the decision to drive sober comes from taking personal responsibility for all of our actions and making travel plans before your holiday celebrations begin. let's keep every seat at our christmas tables, at our holiday tables during this time of the year safely filled with family and friends instead of tragedy. let's make sure our loved ones are making smart choices and help them out to be smart and safe during this time of year. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i rise today to demand that my republican colleagues put aside partisan politics and provide relief to the millions of americans whose lives have been
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upended by the covid-19 pandemic. our country is facing the worst economic crisis since the great depression. yet the federal government has failed to aid the families struggling to keep food on the table. the small businesses shutting their doors and laying off employees during the holiday season, and state and local governments trying to keep communities afloat. it has been nine long months since we've passed meaningful legislation to support our fellow americans. this is a dangerously long time and the pandemic has only gotten worse. it is our responsibility to meet the scale and scope of this pandemic and get people the help they have been desperately waiting for. we must, we must work together and finally pass a relief bill immediately. families cannot afford to wait
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another day. thank you, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the hat purpose does gentleman from minnesota seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one mind an -- one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize and honor my dear friend and colleague, representative harley rouda, on occasion of his 59th birthday today. congressman rouda is as passionate as he is principled and a reliable voice of reason during very unreasonable times. in celebrating him today, i'm reminded of the words of teddy roosevelt who wrote, it is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. mr. phillips: the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, who actually strives
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to do the deeds and spends his time in a worthy cause. and hallery, just like the former president, i know that your place will always be in the arena and never in the sidelines. analise joins my family and yours in wishing you a happy and healthy birthday and a whole lot of love. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today on behalf of the inland empire of southern california, the region
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my family has called home for generations. as we stand here today, people in communities like mine and across this country are hurting. they're mourning loved ones, they're missing paychecks and their -- they're wondering what their government is doing to make this situation better right now democrats in congress -- better. right now democrats are congress are laser focus on providing the relief the american people need in this pandemic. mr. aguilar: we have been for months. we passed the cares act in march but we didn't stop there. we passed the heroes act in may. then we passed the updated heroes act. we have continued to work on behalf of the american people and our republican counterparts have not met us halfway. senate republicans' months of inaction has led to a dire situation across this country and it is uncon szenable for them to continue to do nothing as we approach the holidays. we've lost valuable time and it's my hope that using the bipartisan framework, we can reach an agreement as soon as possible. to do that, to do nothing in the face of this much pain is unacceptable. the people we represent have
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entrusted us with an enormous responsibility and we cannot let them down. thank you, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. cisneros: mr. speaker, the covid-19 pandemic -- mr. cicilline: mr. speaker, the covid-19 pandemic has devastated our country for nine months now. more than 150 million americans have been fin ected, nearly 300,000 are dead. folks are struggling to get by and democrats have been trying to pass a new leaf package for months. last week republicans finally met us at the table to negotiate a solution. we need to get this deal done.
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it must address the urgent needs of the american people by providing direct cash payments for working families, stronger unemployment payments, relief for cities and towns, new resources for the front line workers who are keeping our communities safe, and funding for testing, vaccines, hospitals and community health centers so we can end this pandemic and get back to our lives. the american people sent us here to work for them. they've waited for far too long for congress to pass a new relief package. let's get this done on their behalf. and let's not leave washington until we do. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. are there any further requests for one-minute speeches? under the speaker's announced the of january 3, 2019, gentleman from texas, mr. gohmert, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. gohmert: thank you, mr. speaker. agree with honor to
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the comments that have just been made. we do need to come together and provide assistance to the american public, to those that have been so extremely adversely affected, not merely by covid, cases very-- in some offensive uses of government power, and actually unauthorized power in numerous circumstances. taking away people's freedom for the first time in american history when they were not sick. quarantining people who were not ill. shutting down businesses, picking and choosing winners and losers among businesses. and yet we as republicans have been begging our friends across he aisle, come on, there are
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things ready to be used, ready-made. the money that was appropriated several months ago, there's over $100 billion, maybe a whole lot more than $100 billion, waiting to be used. but the deadlines in that initial bill have been exceeded, so all we need to do is say, that money is available again, it's still just sitting there, as businesses are going bankrupt , my friends across the aisle are allowing them to go bankrupt , basically holding them for hostage and saying, we're going to keep letting businesses go broke, we're not going to let you use the money that's sitting there waiting to be used to help these businesses to save them from bankruptcy, to keep them in business, we're not going to -- we're going to let them keep
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going out of business because we want a big comprehensive bill. as i've said previously here, exre hence bills, that's a term -- comprehensive bills, that's a term that means we want to make it so big at that we can stuff all kinds of pork in there, that you won't be able to find before we pass it. that's what is meant in congress by comprehensive bill. we ought to avoid comprehensive bills and we ought to have rifle shots addressing just what needs to be addressed and not putting everybody's favorite gift in there, in the legislation. so we could have agreed on that months ago. and i understand the position of the majority of democrats is that there's just been so many other important things, we haven't been able to get around
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to agreeing with our republican friends on the need for just providing the billions and billions of dollars that's already been appropriated, just sitting there, we don't want to make that available because we've got all these important things. like last week and this week, all these important things. let's see, we took care of saving the lives of ceiling fans this week. so, that apparently was very critical. last week we knew that people were suffering minimum measurably from covid -- suffering immeasurably from covid, and again, rather than helping with funding, we took up a marijuana bill that would will provide tax incentives and actually some money, some assistance in getting marijuana going stronger nationally. it wasn't a bill that said, we're going to let the states
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decide for themselves, it was a federal bill to really push, not medical marijuana, but just marijuana. so the answer according to the majority to covid, businesses going bankrupt, is just smoke some dope and you won't be nearly as anxious about the loss of your business, the suffering of your family, the isolation of our senior citizens. i've had senior citizens, places of residence, directors tell me, they just weep every day as they see the seniors not able to spend time with their families, they're in isolation. so we didn't address any of that. but we did take care of making dope available through the bill. at least the house has so far. it's doubtful the senate will take those things up.
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and we -- oh, we also voted to take care, as i understand it, just pertains to one place where tigers are kept, but as my friend dr. desjarlais pointed out, he was looking at the numbers, and in the time that we voted, took in this chamber to vote on that bill, there were more people that died of covid than have died from tigers in the last 25 years. i know there are disagreements on priorties. i parently there was a need felt to do this bill, to address the needs of tigers, but we still left the needs of those dying from covid and businesses that are dying because of the
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restrictions, we left all of that undone to take care of ceiling fans, tigers, marijuana. we could get a bill done rather quickly. and i understand we should have had a bill done two years ago. we've been ease -- would have been easy to make it bipartisan. on funding infrastructure. we desperately need to upgrade our infrastructure. according to most engineers and studies, we have like a d-minus great on american infrastructure , but my understanding for why we have not done a bill in the last two years, the democrats have been in the majority here in the house, has been a fervent desire to avoid president trump getting any credit for anything that really helps america.
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despite that desire of some, he has gotten an amazing amount of -- an amazing amount accomplished. so i'm hoping that we can come together rather quickly, hopefully by monday, and we can pass a bill to at least make available the tens of billions of dollars that is just sitting there waiting for authorization to be provided to businesses that are in trouble and we can do that quite easily. we have been -- as a matter of act we've got a bill that my friend, mr. chabot, from ohio, had filed, as the ranking member on the small business committee. and it would make the money available. jamie -- our colleague
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missing a last name. it's a discharge petition. everybody needs to come down and sign it. i think nearly all the republicans have. saying let's bring this to the floor. let's make this money available. so hopefully that will happen. but it hasn't happened yet. , as desperately serious, critically serious as when we look at the future of this country, the issue that stands behind the importance of having a free and fair election, because if you can't have that, the republic ceases and we become a
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totalitarian government, socialist government, of course that's a bit redundant, you can't have socialism without having a totalitarian government. and actually what has often been referred to as a communist government, like in china, the chinese communist party, the soviet union, union of soviet socialist republics. that really wasn't communists, we referred to them as communists but communism doesn't exist if there is a government. true communism is where the government fades away, everybody shares an shares alike. but we have seen historically a n a rather sad life of person named mar, following up on engels came one this idea, it
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was completely wrong. e didn't foresee the rising of a middle class such as we've had here in the united states. anybody that didn't foresee that and tried to concoct a form of government without foreseing that is not somebody that should be followed. dostoevsky said and was quoted in the gulag archipalego, he was speaking theoretically, having spent many years in the gulag in a russian prison, he was speaking not theoretically or hypothetically but pragmatically from having been the victim of the government, but dostoevsky said
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the problem with socialism is not economic. the problem is socialism is atheism. you cannot have a true socialist government unless the government becomes god. and there's no place for the one living god that our -- nearly all the founders acknowledged, even ben franklin that's sometimes said to be a deist which he clearly wasn't, he said he was in his autobiography that he was moved to the contrary over a discussion about deism but he made very clear that he believed in god, he believed divine providence, god's providence, controlled things. and that's not a deist for those that haven't studied deism.
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ut nonetheless, we're in grave danger. and if the supreme court does not take up and resolve this dispute over whether or not we will continue to have a democratic republican form of government then it will cease. and there will not be another republican elected because of the circumstances that have arisen. so i will address that further but at this time i would like to yield my friend from texas, mr. lores. mr. flores: i thank the gentleman from texas for yielding. r. speaker, i rise today to -- mr. speaker, rise today to recognize the 100th birthday of edith king laswan. edith was born on december 5,
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1920, to herman and joanna. she is a descendant of arizona's pioneering an ranching railroad families since childhood he was instilled with the pioneering spirit hemple grandfather was an immigrant from mexico who established a stagecoach shop in arizona that ultimately game the robles ranch in the mid 1980's. the ranching complex ultimately comprised over one million acres, making it one of the largest ranch -arizona. edith graduated from university of arizona in 194 with a degree in home economics as the united states entered world war ii, more women were being called to fill jobs that were previously held by men. edith was determined to take advantage of the new opportunities opening around her. enamored by the possibility of travel she became a flight attendant for american airlines. flight attendant school was abimmersive environment with rigorous training in a multitude of subjects.
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she exceled in meteorology and was well prepared for difficult emergencies during flight. edith also took great interest in the maintenance of d.c. aircraft, dc-3 aircrafts and was knowledgeable about the inner workings of many cockpit systems shsm worked to meet expectations and create an atmosphere that eased the concerns of passengers while promoting the airline industry. she loved being a pioneer in a profession that parened new opportunities to women and allow themmed to find freedom through adventure. while stationed in el paso she melt richard ernest swan, a lieutenant in the army stationed in fort bliss. they quickly fell in las vegas and married in 1945. at the time airlines required flight attendants be unmarried so edith made the difficult choice to leave blind her beloved career for a new future as wife and mother. together they raised five children and started their own business. representing lamp and home furnishing manufacturers in
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dallas, texas. edith worked hard to assist her husband at the store while raising their children and becoming an active member of their community. she served as a precinct chairman and was an avid volunteer at her church and for local events. in 2017 she was widowed after 72 years of marriage. together richard and dith have five children, 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. today, edith remains the independent -- remains independent in mindset and ability. her pioneering spirit and resolve continue to serve as inspiration to her family. r life story exemplifies the opportunities present t.d. to the children of immigrants who helped the country grow and helped maintain the strength of american culture. mr. speaker, edith lived a long life filled with joy and a
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pioneering spirit. i'm proud to recognize her on the joyous occasion and i know her family and friends love her and are proud of her. i wish edith many more years health and happiness in the future. as i close today i urge all americans to continue pray firg their country in this difficult time, these difficult times. for our military men and women who protect us from external threats fnd from our first responders who protect us here at home. i hope all americans have a great holiday season and a very happy and joyous christmas. i yield back the balance of my time to mr. gohmert. thank you, mr. gohmert. mr. gohmert: i thank my aggie friend. appreciate that shutout to what ounds like an incredible lady. you will be missed here in congress. we have had some disagreement bus i know it's hard and i know he's always wanted what's best for the country. greatly appreciate that.
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mr. speaker, perhaps i should have gotten more than two hours of sleep last night. butleras thinking, jamie herrera but that didn't sound right. jamie herrera beutler. she has a discharge petition. madam speaker, i hope if there's any republican that has not signed on to jamie's discharge petition that they'll come do that as soon as possible. we need to get that money that's already been appropriated, it's already just sitting there. why could we not agree on that? ms. 't care, i know that herrera beutler, mr. chabot, they would be fine if the democrats put somebody else's name on what they've done. that's fine. but democrat names on it. but let's get it done. we're more concerned about helping people that need the
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money after having their businesses shut down, curtailed, shut back, let's get that money to them. i hope that we will. with regard to this election, on the one hand, you've got covid that's killing people. on the other hand, you have fraud that's killing a nation. and we know it's serious because youtube that did everything they could, as did google and public to censor the dialogue about different types of fraud, investigations into the biden family, they did everything they could to hurt resident trump and to help candidate widen. now we see today youtube is
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going to start preventing any discussion about fraud. so we know it's serious when youtube has to take the position as the totalitarian censor, basically fascist censor that the high tech industry has chosen to be, that they're going to eliminate anybody's ability to use -- anybody's ability using their public forum to discuss the facts of fraud. and for those networks that say they're unfounded, they need to pull their heads out of the orifice, hole in the ground, whatever, in which their heads are stuck because there have been hundreds an hundreds of affidavits, there's thousands of examples of fraud in the elections, and the biggest fraud about elections is the statement
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there's no fraud in elections. it's not new. it's just never, ever anywhere in the history of the world been utilized in so many ways and with so many ballots as it has been in this election. we have seen the gutless actions of some courts, some places that have refused to take up critically important issues that will mean this country has a future as a republic or will end that future and move us into the to tall that brings yarnism. and take up an issue that might make some people mad even though
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as i figured out early in my career as a judge, if i were going to run from the job i ran for, i shouldn't even be there, most judges haven't figured that out, some were appointed, but they were appointed after they sought those positions. if you are going to run from that, you shouldn't have that job. if you don't have the guts to do the job, resign. great money in arbitration. i have gone through three days of study and testing that -- the only institute at the time that prepared people for international arbitration. it is great money. but at the same time, i was told by a member of congress, now is the time to start raising money. do i raise money for congress or
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do i go after the rewarding career in international arbitration? well, i took the road less traveled by and that has made all the difference. not a fun difference, but this is an important job. the judiciary is an important job. refused fter the court o take up mike kelly's suit, totally legitimate, should have been taken up, we have a lawsuit that was filed a couple of nights ago by the texas attorney general and that is styled state of texas versus the commonwealth of pennsylvania, state of georgia, state of michigan, state of wisconsin.
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so four defendants. and article 3 of our constitution says in all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and counsels and those in which a state shall e a party, the supreme court shall have original jurisdiction in all other cases before mentioned, which is the first part of section 2. the supreme court shall have appellate jurisdiction, with such exceptions and under such regulations as the congress shall make. the is is a case, as onstitution says, that where the constitution provides for original jurisdiction in the supreme court, which means you don't go to a lower court, a
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magistrate, a district judge, not a court of appeals, but you go straight to the supreme court. now i had filed things before the supreme court, but i never filed an original action. i didn't realize until this week that something that the supreme court is said by the constitution to have original jurisdiction, you just can't file. you have to come in and beg, oh, please, mount zion, judges, allow me leave so i can file this petition because you have original jurisdiction over this controversy, according to article 3 of our constitution. but apparently the supreme court has previously decreed, if you want to file an original action according to the constitution in our court, you have to beg us for leave to file an original
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action. we may or may not let you file that lawsuit even though the constitution makes clear it has to be originally in our court and no other. through te of texas, its attorney general, filed this action, but they start by filing for motion for leave to file a bill of complaint. and so that's what they filed. and they go through the motions and ng what's required then we get to the page that says motion for relief to file a bill of complaint. and it sets out and i'm not going to read the whole thing, but it's important for people to understand what's exactly involved here. the 2020 election suffered from
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significant and unconstitutional irregularities in the defendant states. nonlegislative actors reported amendments to states duly enacted election laws in violation of the electors' clauses, vesting state legislatures with plenary authority regarding the appointment of presidential electors. in other words, constitution makes clear the state legislatures shall determine the lection appointment of the electors for that state as part of the electoral college, and nobody else, not a judge, not state or federal judge, not a commissioner, not a secretary of state, not a governor, but the
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legislature has to make that call of the state. interstate differences in the treatment of voters with more favorable allotted to voters hether lawful or unlawful in areas under democrat control and in populations with higher ratios of democratic voters than other areas of defendant states. the appearance of voting irregularity in the defendant states that would be consistent with the unconstitutional relaxation of ballot integrity protections in those state election laws. and so those are three points made as to why this election suffered from unconstitutional irregularities in those states that have been sued. all these flaws, even the
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violations of state election law violate one or more of the federal requirements for elections. that includes equal protection, due process, electors' clause and thus arises under federal law. not just that the supreme court under our constitution clearly has the original jurisdiction over this suit where a state sues a state or other states, but this involves a federal question in case some on the supreme court are asleep or do not understand their obligation. it's a federal question as well as being a state versus state. in bush versus gore in 2000, the court said, quote, significant departure from the legislative scheme for appointing esidential electors prevents
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-- presents a constitutional question. the state of texas submits that the foregoing types of electoral irregularities exceed the hanging chad saga of the 2000 election in their degree of departure in state and federal law. moreover these flaws cumulatively knowing who legitimately won the 2020 election and threaten to cloud all future elections. and i hope the supreme court -- well i know some of the justices will will give attention to that. this is for the future of the republic. in ric mctaxis points out his book when he quotes
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jefferson what have you given us, he replied, a republic, madam, if you can can keep it. the title of the book is "if you can keep it." the answer will be determined in this case. if the supreme court refuses to take it up and do their job, then the answer is we kept it 2020. 89 until and then because we had people in states that didn't do their job or overzealously became partisan and allowed circumstances even participating in circumstances to commit fraud, to destroy the election process and any republican that thinks oh, well, if i sound good and i don't stand up for the constitution here, then i will
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be in good sted to be the republican nominee and then i can win the presidency in 2024. and the news for those people is if this fraud in this election these ddressed and unconstitutional schemes are not struck down by the highest court in the country, not going to be a republican elected again, it's not going to happen. it is rather important and history will judge us accordingly. and from the looks of what the supreme court did to congressman kelly's case in refusing to take it up, there is grave concern appropriately that the supreme court is not going to do their jobs, that they will choose to go down in history as the
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supreme court that allowed this nation to lapse as a republic. there were rumors that chief justice flipped his vote in the obamacare case because he became very sensitive to the allege that if obamacare was overturned, that he would become the most political chief justice since taney in the dred scott case. so the rumor was that he flipped and chose to uphold that decision, making him the most political chief justice in american history. ,, regardless, in
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that case, that decision helped pave the way for civil war because the supreme court did not do their job in protecting the rights listed in the constitution and the bill of rights. and likewise, this country is headed for some very dire times if the supreme court doesn't resolve this controversy and the fraud that underlies it. and again, for those that say there was no fraud, wake up, look at the evidence. there is sworn testimony, there's video footage -- and another thing that people need to understand about the judicial thatm, it's not a new idea one party to a suit would have
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possession of evidence that would show that party should lose the lawsuit. that's happened throughout our jurisprudence. and so over the years in the common law, a legal doctrine spoliation.lled and the doctrine is if one party is in possession of evidence or poses the capacity to preserve vidence, and they mix that evidence in with other that prevents a party from being able to show that it should win the y, then that doctrine of spoliation can be utilized and
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if the jury, the judge can tell the jury, you may consider the fact that the defendant in this case had possession of documents that would either prove or disprove the plaintiff's case and since the defendant refuses to produce them or put them in a manner that they could not be identified or destroy them, then you may consider that that evidence supported the plaintiff's case. you can even take judicial notice of something like that, the court can. the supreme court could take judicial notice that one party has evidence that would prove the plaintiff's case and refuse to allow it to be found or as we saw in pennsylvania, we had a supreme court order to preserve
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evidence. -pennsylvania basically ignored the order. so they could continue to hide evidence. that should be evidence and should have judicial notice taken that that evidence is the fact that they continued to hide what would have proved the plaintiff's case. so as the brief says, taken together, these nows affect an outcome determinative numbers of popular votes in a group of states that cast outcome determinative numbers of electoral votes. this court, the supreme court, since they have original jurisdiction, should grant leave to file the complaint and ultimately enjoin the use of unlawful election results without review and ratification
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by the defendant states' legislatures and remand to the efendant states respective legislatures to appoint presidential elector -a manner consistent with electors' clause and pursuant to 3 u.s.c. section 2. so that's the most -- the motion for leave to file. then we get to the bill of complaint that texas is seeking to have permission to file. oh, please, oh most holy supreme court, please, lower yourselfs to allow us to be heard before your court of ornlal jurisdiction. please, oh please. how many times do we need to say it to affect the high and mighty supreme court? well, the bill of complaint actually has a quote, appropriate quote from john adams. that form of government which is
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best contrived to secure an impartial and exact execution of the law is the best of republics. and that's exactly what we'll be losing if we do not preserve the integrity of this election. the complaint goes on to state, our country stands at an important crossroads. either the constitution matters and must be followed, even when some officials consider it inconvenient, or out of date, or simply a piece of parchment on display at the national archives. we ask the court to choose the former. lawful elections are at the heart of our constitutional democracy. the public and indeed the candidates themselves have a compelling interest in ensuring that the selection of a president, any president, is egitimate.
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a dark cloud hang thovers 2020 presidential election. here's what we know. using the covid-19 pandemic as a justification, government officials and the defendant stays of georgia, michigan, wisconsin, and the commonwealth of pennsylvania usurped their legislatures' authority and unconstitutionally revised their state's election statutes. they accomplished these statutory revisions through executive fiat or friendly lawsuits, thereby weakening ballot integrity. finally, these same government officials flooded the defendant states with millions of ballots to be sent through the mail. or placed in drop boxes with little or no chain of custody and at the same time weakened the strongest security measures
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protecting the integrity of the vote. signature verification and witness requirements. i might injection here, in the state of georgia, on saturday night, being there with the president and david perdue and kelly loeffler and so many other wonderful georgia officials, and i do love the state of georgia, seemed like i spent 20 years there because i was in the army, but my four years at fort benning, i grew to love the people of georgia. still have great friends in the state. so it's always a pleasure to have an excuse to go back to georgia. that was a rough time in our history. people did not appreciate those of us that wore the uniform. we didn't have it as bad as those who had recently come back from vietnam but it was a very
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unpleasant time to be in uniform. there were times we were ordered not to wear it. yet generally the people of georgia were just superb. so i was there and vernon jones showed me an envelope he had gotten from america votes, sometimes referred to as stacey abrams' group, but it had a return address on the envelope here in washington, d.c. and apparently they sent out millions of these requests for absentee ballots. and you know, it seems like something like that ought to be reserved to a governmental entity so that those are not sent to people who shouldn't be getting them. the government ought to update their records. make sure they're not sending them to dead people or to people that have been moved to other
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states. other jurisdictions. for 40 years as we've heard occurred in some cases. but there was all this information about absentee the ts and pushing recipient to fill it out, send it in, an even a postage paid envelope was provided. which provides something of value to somebody for them to send in that absentee request. but i just thought wow. so washington, d.c. has gotten involved in the state of georgia's election and trying to skew the vote there. it's really interesting.
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but getting back to this complaint. by the state of texas. says the only date that is mandated under the constitution is january 20, 2021, u.s. constitution amendment 20. against that background the state of texas bring this is action against defendant states based on the following allegations. number one. plaintiff state challenges defendant states' administration of the 2020 election under the elector's clause of article 2, section 1, clause 2, and the 14th amendment of the constitution. this case presents a question of law. did defendant states violate the elector's clause or in the alternative the 14th amendment by taking or allowing nonlegislative actions to change the election rules that would govern the appointment of presidential electors?
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three, those unconstitutional changes opened the door to election irregularities in various forms. plaintiff state alleges that each of the defendant states flagrantly violated constitutional rules governing the appointment of presidential electors. in doing so, seeds of deep distrust have been sown across the country. in the spirit of marbury vs. madison, this court's attention is profoundly needed to declare what the law is and to restore public trust in this election. as justice gorsuch observed recently, quote, government is not free to disregard the constitution in times of crisis. yet recently during the covid pandemic certain states seem to have ignored these long settled
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principles. that's in the case of roman catholic die sess of brooklyn, new york, vs. cuomo. a case from 2020. the petition or complaint says that this case is no different now. each of the defendant states acted in a common pattern. state officials, sometimes through pending litigation, for example, settling friendly suits, and sometimes unilaterally by executive fiat, announced new rules for the conduct of the 2020 election that were inconsistent with existing state statutes defining what constitutes a lawful vote. defendant states also failed to segregate ballot -a manner that would permit accurate analysis to determine which ballots were cast in conformity with the legislative set rules and which
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were not. this is especially true of the mail-in ballots in these states. y waiving, lowering, and otherwise failing to follow the state's statutory requirements for signature validation and other processes for ballot security, the entire body of such ballots is now constitutionally suspect and may not be legitimately used to determine allocation of the defendant state's presidential electors. interject here, a good example, and this also brings in the doctrine of spoiluation, where georgia, you had people lie to get people out of the area in which ballots were being counted and then once they were all out and there was no big water leak, there may have been a slight leak in a co-mode but we were moved out, you see the video,
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and then out from under tables comes suitcases full of ballots that these people were unwatched. to ensure that these were legitimate ballots, they started running them through and counting them. well, my understanding is they refused to make those ballots available for examination. and that's where spoliation comes in. they've got the evidence, they refused to produce it so the presumption should be made by the supreme court that those ballots were produced by the people that have sole control over them. they would have proved the plaintiff's case, therefore the plaintiff's case is proven and the results are no longer viable
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and valid. the complaint goes on, each of the defendant states acted in a common pattern. touched on that. but the rampant lawlessness arising out of defendant state's unconstitutional acts is described in a number of currently pending laws and defendant states in public view including dozens of witnesses testifying under oath about the physical blocking and kicking out of republican poll challengers, thousands of the same ballots run through multiple times through the tabulators, mysterious late night dumps of thousands of ballots at tabulation centers, illegally back dating thousands of ballots, signature verification procedures ignored, and i'd interject, and those put in batches where it could not be
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determined what signatures came with that ballot, that ought to lead to spoliation evidence. signature verification procedures ignored. more than 173 ballots in the wayne county, michigan, center that cannot be tied to a registered voter. videos of poll workers erupting in cheers as poll challengers are removed from vote counting centers. poll watchers being blocked from entering vote counting centers despite even having a court order to enter. suitcases full of ballots being pulled out from underneath tables after poll watchers were told to leave. facts for which no independently verified reasonable explanation exists. on october 1. 2020.
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in pennsylvania. a laptop and several u.s.b. drives used to program pennsylvania's dominion voting machines were mysteriously stolen from a warehouse in philadelphia. the laptop and u.s.b. drives for the only items taken. and potentially could be used to alter vote tallies. in michigan, which also employed the same dominion voting system. n november 4, 2020, election officials admitted that purported glitch caused 6,000 votes for president trump were sent to biden. a flash drive containing tens of thousands of votes were tabulated in the early morning hours of november 4 without anyone aware that it was not in the proper chain of custody.
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nor was this court immune from the blatant disregard of the rule of law. pennsylvania itself laid fast and loose with its promise to this court in a classic bait and switch. pennsylvania used guidance from its secretary of state to argue that the supreme court should not expedite review because the state would segregate potentially unlawful ballots. a court of law would reasonably rely on such a representation. remarkably before the ink was dry on the court's 4-4 decision, pennsylvania changed that guidance breaking the state's promise to the supreme court. in the october 28, 2020 decision, it said, quote, we have been informed by the pennsylvania attorney general that the secretary of the
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commonwealth issued guidance today directing county boards of election to segregate late-arriving ballots. well, turns out they lied to the supreme court. and if the supreme court will not have at least enough self-respect to call down a state that lies to the court to , then ling they want that is one worthless court. same problem we have had with the fisa courts and why i want to eliminate them. they didn't even have enough self-respect and when they found out they were lied to in a number of manners in order to get a warrant to spy on the trump campaign, they didn't get upset. they didn't put anybody in jail. they didn't hold anybody in
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contempt and a court that worthless needs to be eliminated. d as my law school professor used to say, every federal court america except for one owes its existence and jurisdictions to the u.s. congress. and the supreme court, we brought them into the world, we should be able to take them out and that should happen. when they don't even have enough self-respect to enforce the truthfulness required to make hat court operate. brettublican party versus farb, this court was not informed that the guidance
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should on october 28 which had an important hearing on the question whether to order special treatment of the ballots in question had been modified. that was from justice alito. the probability of former vice president biden winning the popular vote in georgia, michigan, pennsylvania and wisconsin given trump's early lead as of 3:00 a.m. on november 4 is less than in a draud -- i'm not one in sure what that number is -- i guess that's 15 zeros, for former vice president biden to win these four states collectively, the odds of that thanning decreased in less . e in a quad zhrep drillion
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nd it was ultravires and not adopted by states' legislatures, they violated the electors' clause but the elections clause to the extent that article 1 elections clause applies to the article 2 process of selecting presidential electors. they are entitled to presidential election from which the vote from each of the states are counted only if the ballots are cast and counted in a manner that complies with the pre-existing laws of each state. president and vice president of the united states are the only elected officials who represent ll the voters in the nation. voters who cast lawful ballots cannot have their votes diminished or disenfranchised by
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states that add stinmerd -- administered their 2020 elections in a manner the that is distinguished. the other absentee and mail-in ballots that have been hand 8d unconstitutionally greatly exceeds the vote totals of the two candidates for the president united states. plaintiff seeks declaratory relief for all presidential elections in the future. this rob is clearly capable of republically occasion. the integrity of our constitutional democracy requires that states conduct presidential elections with the rule of law. so that's critical. it also says in a presidential election, quote, the impact of the vote cast in each state is affected for the votes cast for
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other states. that is in anderson case. because constitution of the right of suffrage by debasement or dilution of a citizen's vote as by prohibiting the free exercise of the franchise. bush versus gore. in any event, mr. speaker, it is critical that the supreme court step up and take the jurisdiction that the constitution requires it to take . and it won't be fun. it won't be pleasureable, but it is absolutely essential that the u.s. supreme court do what the constitution created them to do, take up this matter with which it has original jurisdiction and determine there were
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unconstitutional actions taken that affected the outcome of this election. it was not a free and fair election. and if the supreme court does either accordingly, then the supreme court is irrelevant, congress is irrelevant, and those who would seek to hide ballots in the future create improper ballots, count ballots multiple times, they will control the future of this country, not the supreme court, not congress, but a new fangled electronic -- not just electronic, they use every method known to man, it will like am annie hall look mr. roger's neighborhood. it is time to act and preserve the republic. and with that, i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy f january 3, 2019, the chair recognizes the gentleman from
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virginia, 30 minutes. mr. rigell: i rise today after two years of service to address this congress for perhaps the last time. i rise today humbled to the opportunities granted to me. i could go from living on food stamps decades ago to serving in this body is an american dream. i would be remiss if i did not begin this address by thanking my beautiful wife christine and three daughters for their support throughout this journey. i married christine christine at the age of 19. and have my two granddaughters here in washington, d.c. with me is an overwhelming lesson. i never wanted to subject my family to the challenges, but they have taken on every challenge and continue to inspire me every day. i have spent most of my life in service to this country as
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enlisted and commissioned airman in the united states air force and working with the intelligence community and department of defense organizations. i served in the balkans. spent time in the middle east and deployed immediately after 9/11 as parts of a team that planned the first bombing runs into afghanistan. i was taken away from my family in service and my family is with me now and made sacrifices to help me get to this point. my time in this chamber is shorter than i have hoped, i am proud what we established. h.r. 2466, the state opioid authorization act. a bill that might seem like a footnote in the congressional record to some can save countless lives. many priorities is addressing opioid addiction which has devastating consequences for
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families. i was sitting at my desk in congress about one year ago when my cows ain had overdosed. i talked about this with david trone on the state opioid grant authorization bill. he had lost a nephew ian to the scurge of addiction. we came together in a bipartisan way to accomplish something great and special thanks to representative cheryl and representative armstrong for their incredible support on this legislation. we work to honor your memory and help those who may not be able to help themselves. during my time here i worked on broadband. rural communities need broadband and closing the digital divide is critical to enhancing job creation, access to health care.
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my district carries history matched by few in this nation. the first representative from my district was james madison. i have used his legacy to guide me in my fight to fight for constitutional principles and lead by his example is one that can guide all representatives in this body. james madison said this, a well instructed people alone can be a permanently free people. i internalized ta statement into a baseline for carrying out the duties of the representative dual elected by the citizens. my background as a veteran and intelligence officer by the national security agency and working with other other agencies, taught me value, honor and integrity and taught me the lesson of considering the source when evaluating information from my colleagues and constituents. and when fighting radicalization
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and disinformation campaigns. james madison said that knowledge will forever govern ignorance and people who are their own governors must arm themselves with the power knowledge gist gives. a well instructed people are knowledgeable people. pillars of a working republic. those pillars are being assaulted by disinformation and outlandish theories. as we transition to a new administration, i implore all to consider the sources of information you receive and fact check diligently and many bad actors who spread conspiracy theories like qanon stope the steal and other coded language are not disseminating with knowledge but greed. they are rooted in misunderstanding or fraud or some cases ignorance.
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for all those on the end of the disinformation fire hose, i am you and you are me. unbiased fact-based information sustains our republic. my objective in serving my district was never to judge others because all of us are human. none of us have a special to rule over another. we are common in our belief that he constitution stops the tier tyrannical that allows them insights that we as individuals cannot attain. this hippeders our free exchange of ideas and creates a fever of nonsense. . . from belief in democratic elections to trust in public institutions.lic and technical terms, sophisticated influence combinations of ought-like net -- bot-like
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network termed coordinated and uthentic behavior is a tactic which disinformation peddlers use with great success to hijack the national conversation. fighting, des of war intelligence, coupled with serving in the 116th congress is allow conspiracy peddlers to hijack our ability to conduct reasonable policy betterment for the of all americans. just like creating a vaccine to workcate covid-19, we must together to inoculate against contagion of onspiracies, anti-semitism, dehumanization, racism, cults, nd those grifters posing as servants of the people. big data, machine learning, and acts-based analysis are the ingredients for our digital vaccine. if we build that vaccine, we can over fantasy, people over politics, love over
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hate, and unity over division. serving on the board of a nonpartisan organization that ill utilize advanced analysis, data methodologies, and network modeling to track disinformation over social media. in the grifting and propaganda business, know that i anywhere.ng as i go back to my incredible life on the 50 acres in the blue ridge mountains, i can reflect how i conducted myself in congress. me n brady from texas told he appreciated that i called balls and strikes. not when it was advantageous to me. to be clear, kevin brady is an whatle of that service and calling balls and strikes looks like. o let me call three pitches right now. first, i will always fight disinformation wherever i see it, or watch it. for those who spread disinformation know that i will not stop in tracking those who falsehoods onto decent americans. radicalization through place in tion has no the united states, and in this
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relent. will not second, working together for the betterment of the american is le in a bipartisan way not a bug, it's a feature. third, people are more important party. pandering is a political sickness. as i reflect on the accomplishments we have made for the fifth district, i move to recognize some of the many eople who made these accomplishments possible. ester page and denise are servants who ic served the fifth district from before my time in office. of the party or affiliation or representative, hey serve the people of the fifth district exceptionally. pomroy your service has not -- pomroy, your service has gone unnotice. hank you for helping me do my best. dave, who served as my chief of staff through good times and invaluable asset and
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friend. haley brady is as competent as she is great. big thank you to my legislative team without whom the legislative accomplishments helped.t have bjorn.- eli, my right hand on everything agriculture. jacele, my friend and confident who spearheaded the china task and helped with complex policy issues. was my go-to for policy. district loves and appreciates. since i een with me started my run for congress and his strategic leadership has success.luable to my kay has made the most of her ime in my office and exhibited incredible talent. ben, without whom i have not gotten this far, thank you. thank you for talking me into this craziness. and your leadership in guiding beautiful and
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treacherous passage. chris, thank you. our counsel has been invaluable. and to the cloakroom, thank you for putting up with me these last two years. to my congressional olleagues, where there are far too many to name and take. there for a bourbon and a nod to big foot. virginia district of will be represented by a new member who will heed these lessons. ourage in the face of disagreement should be lauded, not ignored. and to always remember the your th of holding to principles will last far longer than any allegiance to a position or party. an incredible dark game seen in the show ted lasso where ir-gantvastly besting an opponent -- arrogant opponent. please watch that scene. ted quotes walt wittman. judgemental.ot let's not throw hyper bollic
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other.t each -- hyper ballic darts at each other. let's listen together and move together.ry forward may god bless the commonwealth of virginia. may god bless this congress. god bless the united states of america. and for the last time, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. pursuant to section 4-b of house 967, the house stands adjourned until 1:30 p.m. on
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severe disease and understand vaccine efficacy when vaccine is used in real-world conditions and in broader population. these studies will compliment the cdc planned effectiveness studies. we also intend to conduct a number of studies recognizing that there are other populations that stand to benefit and there are other things that we need to learn about the vaccine. these include boostability, studies in pediatrics and pregnancy and we plan to explore our formulation with influenza vaccine. we look forward to

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