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recovering in a responsible way. and appreciate the concern i am concerned equally about the covid health implications. i just think the health and economic implications for not recovering is just exponentially greater then what we are facing right now. the vulnerable populations are doing a better job of taking the extra precautions, and i would continue to advise that as we how to recoverrn in a safer and more responsible way, but in one that we are very intentional about doing. host: congressman. the house is about to gavel in. we appreciate your time this morning. thank you. guest: thank you and god bless the usa. for: the houses gaveling in their morning legislative session. it we will bring you to the floor, live coverage on c-span.
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the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. july 31, 2020. i hereby appoint the honorable dianne degette to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. loving god, thank you for giving us another day. we turn to you, much as the psalmist did of old. though we walk in the midst of
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dangers, you guard our lives with when our enemies rage. you stretch out your hand, your right hand saves us. and again we are surrounded by enemies who are like lions hungry for human flesh. show your greatness in the sky, o god, and your glory over all the earth. and yet again look, your enemies are in an uproar and those who hate you have raised their head against your people. they devise deceptive schemes and lot together against the people you treasure. we say in god we trust and claim to be your special blessing so many times. your people turn to you now as the enemies of coronavirus and a brutal economy besiege us.
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show your greatness, o god, and bless the members of congress with the wisdom and courage to address with authority these dangers. with your grace give us reason to proclaim your presence and protection in our time of need. may all that is done be for your greater honor and glory, amen. the speaker pro tempore: 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 gentleman from utah, mr. mcadams. mr. mcadams: 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 pro tempore: the chair will now entertain up to five requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the entleman from utah rise? mr. mcadams: madam speaker, i rise 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. mcadams: thank you. madam speaker, utah's hot dry summers bring with them risks to lives and property due to wildfires. our first and last line of defense against this risk is the skill, dedication, and courage of firefighters from across our state. sometimes we may take their efforts for granted until we hear about a particular act of valor as in utah's firefighters recent battle against a nose fire in saratoga springs. so far this season utah communities have seen 650 fires which have forced evacuations across the state. the city of saratoga springs and other surrounding communities face some of the
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worst of it so far with 13,000 residents forced to evacuate their homes due to the fire. for seven days and nights in extreme temperatures and winds, 200 firefighters worked tirelessly to protect the community and residents. it scon summed over 13,000 acres of land. due to the extraordinary efforts only one home was lost to the flames. wildfire season continues, but what we have shown with the nose fire is that local, state, and federal resources in coordination can minimize damage and save lives. i'm grateful to the brave men and women who suit up for these dangerous scenarios and never quit until the job is done. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, america is leading the way in coronavirus vaccine research.
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under the direction of president trump, the department of health and human services and the department of defense formed an historic partnership to accelerate the development of a save coronavirus vaccine. around the country operation warp speed is charting a new path and breaking barriers to achieve a safe and effective results for the american people. thanks to americans' unparalleled ingenuity and drive, we are better positioned to develop therapeutics and a vaccine. the world is watching. the chinese can communist party already has been caught attempting to steal american coronavirus vaccine research. it is key that we project our groundbreaking research, that we keep our country on the road to recovery. thank you. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise?
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mr. takano: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. at that kango: madam speaker, this week the senate republicans -- mr. takano: madam speaker, this week the senate republicans aloud the benefits to expire. and presented the heals act. the heals act splashes federal employment benefits by $400 a week during a time when families need our support the most. even after some states have gradually reopened, the economy has not made a miraculous comeback. millions of workers are still out of work and too many of them do not have a job to return to. workers are relying on these unemployment benefits to cover basic life necessities while our economy recovers. the heals act is a moral failure. it puts corporations first
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instead of helping the people we were elected to serve. or supporting the local governments battling this crisis. this is not a time to play politics. we have to be bold and act with urgency. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia rise? mr. carter: ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. carter: madam speaker, i rise today to honor the students of georgia's first congressional district who recently graduated. social distancing due to the coronavirus led to most graduations being canceled, but there have been virtual drive through and in-person ceremonies throughout the summer. i'm especially thankful for the hardworking school add martors -- smrtors throughout the district to make sure the students receive the recognition they deserve. county le, f and mcht school went above and beyond.
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they allowed 380 seniors and 360 at the south county to participate in a drive through graduation that gave seniors the opportunity to drive through the campus and jump out of their cars and have their photos taken. although students across the country have had to endure the many challenges that have come with this pandemic and held back from high school and college traditions like grad situation ceremonies their resilience and perseverance will promise them success and a bright future. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from pennsylvania rise? >> i seek permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, i rise toyed today to celebrate the liberian community and bring attention to an issue that liberian refugees are experiencing in my district and across the country. ms. scanlon: in december, 2019, as part of the ndaa, we passed
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the liberian refugee immigration fairness act, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for 10,000 liberians who resided in this country legally for years. with a one-year window to accomplish this. however, between administrative dwace and publishing the rules to obtain -- delays and publishing the rules to obtain the relief, eight months have passed without a single application being processed. the house judiciary held a hearing with them had this week find out why and we did not receive answers. we are a nation of immigrants. immigrants who enrich our communities and represent exactly what make our country great. i'm proud to represent one of the largest liberian american communities in our country. just this weekend was honored to celebrate lie beer yap independence day with them. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado rise? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the
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gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, march, 2016, taylor force, a u.s. army veteran was brutally murdered by a palestinian terrorist while visiting israel. the terrorist's family now receives monthly rewards from the so-called, palestinian authority martyrs fund. palestinian leadership has spent over $350 million rewarding tens of thousands of terrorists with pay for sleigh -- slay payments. mr. lam bosh: my bill, the taylor force act, signed into law by president trump in 2018, targeted these payments, but we have documented evidence that they continue today. the u.s. must sanction palestinian officials like backer, who are incentivizing terror and officially designated them as sponsors of terror. we must let the enemies of peace know the united states will not stap by and allow the palestinian authority to promote and reward the murder of incense through pay --
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innocence through pay for slay. yield back. for what purpose does the ohio rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, last year on august 4, 2019, around 1:00 a.m. a gunman opened fire on a crowded street in dayton, ohio. the police officers at the scene ran toward the danger. within a mere 32 seconds because of the courageous acts of the police officers, the shooter was dead. hundreds of lives were saved. a year later our community is still reeling from this senseless act of evil. even with the police quick action, nine lives were lost.
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lois oglesby. megan betts. a he'd saleh. derek fudge. nichlas kumar. thomas mcnicholls. beatrice warren-curtis. monica brickhouse. logan turner. mr. turner: my community remains thankful for the quick action of the dayton police officers. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina rise? mr. wilson: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: thank you, madam speaker. during these uncertain times, it's inspiring to see our communities come together to help one another. i am thankful to zebra in columbia for their efforts to help our citizens to be safe and healthy. they are currently using their advanced throg to meet the urgent needs to shield health care heroes fighting the wuhan virus. through this effort, they can
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produce one million engineered shields per week. i'm grateful for the success of founder and c.e.o. john carrington with president david craig and board members hugh evans, and scott wingo and the visor in fighting against this devastating disease. i look forward to thanking them during the annual bus tour in the second district. i'm grateful for the opportunity to recognize the important work and citizens i represent. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we'll never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. our sympathy to the family and friends of herman cain of atlanta. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, by direction of the committee on ethics for privileged resolution in the matter of representative david schweikert and ask for its immediate consideration.
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the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 1074, that the house adopt the report of the committee on ethics dated july 30, 2020, in the matter of allegations relating to representative david schweikert. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized for one hour. mr. deutch: madam speaker, i yield an equal amount of time to the gentleman from texas, mr. marchant, the ranking member of the committee on ethics, for purposes of debate only. and i ask unanimous consent that he be permitted to control that time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. deutch: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. deutch: madam speaker, as chairman of the committee on ethics i rise in support of a resolution calling for representative david schweikert of arizona to be reprimanded by the house of representatives. one of our most basic obligations as members of congress is to adhere to the principle that public office is public trust. to uphold that trust and maintain civic confidence in the integrity of this body, we
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as members bound ourselves by certain standards of official conduct. our constitution vests the house with the responsibility for self-discipline and self-accountability to those ethical standards, and the committee on ethics, whose membership is evenly divided between republicans and democrats, whose work is supported by a nonpartisan staff, is charged with enforcing the laws and rules governing our official conduct, investigating allegations that those laws and rules have been violated, and where appropriate, making recommendations to the house for the disposition of such investigation. . we are here today to fulfill that charge. our committee began reviewing involving representative schweikert after misconduct. he office of congressional ethics and two separate referrals regarding representative schweikert to the thics committee for further
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review. it included reporting errors by schweikert's e campaign committees. allegations of misuse of unofficial r purposes and evidence that he pressured his official staff to work.m campaign during the 115th congress, the ommittee impanelled an investigative subcommittee to lead a bipartisan review of these allegations. start of the 116th congress, the committee e-established that evenly divided bipartisan panel and appointed representative dean its ips of minnesota as chair as well as representative lores of texas, representative raskin of maryland and representative katko of new york. professionals, nonpartisan investigative staff took testimony from 18 witnesses and eviewed several hundred thousand pages of documents. the investigative subcommittee from representative
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schweikert himself and considered his views and nterpretation of the evidence without prejudgment. upon completing its exhaustive nvestigation, the subcommittee nanimously concluded there was that he -- onlief investigative the subcommittee unanimously adopted statement of alleged violation. s.a.v. detailing 11 separate violations nd the facts given rise to those violations. as set forth in counts 1-6 of s.a.v. between 2010 and 2017, representative schweikert's campaign committees erroneously disclosed or failed to disclose hundreds of that were n loans made for the benefit of his congressional campaigns that ing a $100,000 loan purported to be sourced from personal funds. falselyled to report or
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reported hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign disbursements and contributions. for those cumulative and sustained acts, representative chweikert violated federal election commission act reporting requirements, claws 1 of the code of official conduct, house rule 23, which requires members of this house to behave a manner that reflects secretably on this of ethics forcode government service. ount 7 addresses conduct by representative schweikert's former chief of staff who made hundreds of thousands of dollars in outlays on behalf of representative schweikert's campaign committees over a period.year even though these outlays were was impermissible campaign contributions under federal law. butknowing of this practice failing to prevent it, representative schweikert iolated clause 1 of house rule 23 and the code of ethics. s detailed in count 8, between 2011 and 2018, representative
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schweikert converted campaign purposes, ersonal primarily by accepting personal items from several staff items later reimbursed using campaign funds. this conduct violated federal regulations, nd clause 6 of house rule 23 which states campaign funds must be separate and cannot be converted to personal use. and the code of ethics for service.t count 9 addresses representative schweikert's misuse of official including official funds, staff time and congressional office space for purposesl and campaign between 2011 and 2017. misusing his m.r.a., and failing to provide necessary its use -- r versight over of its use, he violated clause 1 of house rule 23 and the code of ethics for government service. forth in count 10, representative schweikert clause 1 of house rule
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23 by pressuring his former for of staff to campaign his -- fundraise for his campaigns and they felt pressure do campaign work. finally, as detailed in count 1, representative schweikert violated clause 1 of house rule 23 by failing to exercise the diligence or and due necessary in responding to these allegations including a finding investigative subcommittee that certain aspects of his testimony lacked credibility. house and committee rules, a member confronted with a statement of alleged violations the ither challenge allegations with a public adjudicatory subcommittee or instead reach a negotiated resolution with the investigative subcommittee. instance, representative schweikert, with the assistance of his counsel, negotiated a in which he admitted to all 11 counts of a statement of alleged violations. to waive his rights to any additional rocess, including his right to a hearing.
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for his misconduct, representative schweikert agreed of ccept a sanction reprimand by the house as well as a $50,000 fine to be paid to treasury. states the investigative subcommittee arefully considered whether reprimand.her than a hey agreed to this monetary fine and public reprimand by his colleagues in large part because of representative schweikert's to accept responsibility for his own misconduct. n july 29, our bipartisan ethics committee unanimously voted to adopt the subcommittee's recommendations the ransmit to the house resolution currently under consideration. esterday morning, representative marchant and i filed our report as well as with subcommittee, he accompanied evidence, the materials provided to the by the office of congressional ethics in its referrals. my colleagues, if
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they have not done so already, o carefully read those materials. as with every investigative report, our committee issues, in this matter explains when and why certain conduct may implicate laws, or other ethical standards. ome of representative schweikert's arose from misconduct by him. because of representative and ikert's own delays posture toward this investigation, many of the most erious campaign violations are also now beyond the statute of limitations for civil enforcement. as the only ouse body to bring accountability to bear on this conduct. bipartisan subcommittee unanimously recommended and our full committee unanimously with that such conduct respect to our investigation should itself be sanctioned. ther violations arose from representative schweikert's inattention to or poor upervision of staff under his supervision. for example, when asked by the investigative subcommittee about one particular loan to his he aign, and whether
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received any guidance on how to report it, representative this, and i id quote, and this may be my sin, i i assumed. i just -- i didn't even assume. i didn't think about it. closed quote. if members take just one lesson from this case, let it be this. unacceptable for us as public office holders not to ethical ut our obligations. as members of congress, we all to an affirmative duty ensure that we and all who work supervision comply with the laws, regulations and our al rules governing official and campaign activities. the investigative subcommittee's included several advisory recommendations that the committee will seek to implement house with more guidance.nd emphatic so i suspect this case will educate all members on
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their ethical responsibilities. the proposed sanctioned, which by bothimously approved the investigative subcommittee and the full committee on ethics ill affirm this body's unified commitment to maintaining the highest level of integrity. time, i aker, at this reserve the balance of my time so that the distinguished anking member of the ethics committee, the gentleman from texas, mr. marchant, may make have.mments that he may the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. marchant: madam speaker, i my colleague, the gentleman from florida, mr. deutch, for yielding the time to side. i want to thank the chairman for his service to the house. appreciated working with him in congress and look forward in the ontinued service next few months. the ethics committee is the only divided committee in the house. consensus-based committee. through the hard work of many members and professional staff committee, we have
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rought forward this report today by unanimous vote in the committee regarding our fellow member, representative david schweikert of arizona. the ethics committee has been fulfill the constitutional obligation and responsibility for admonishing and staff when appropriate. we take ot a duty that lightly. far from it. in it is essential maintaining the public's trust of our chamber. i want to thank the four members served on the investigative subcommittee. his was no easy burden on the investigative subcommittee led phillips andn dean mr. bill flores as the chairman and ranking member of the panel. by congressman jamie raskin and congressman katko. collectively, the investigative times duringmet 22
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the 116th congress and four congress.he previous they reviewed over 200,000 pages and material and conducted 18 witness interviews. their charge ok with great care and diligence to and fair horough process. and i thank them for that. some very through complex material and have produced today's report. the chairman in thanking them for their service. all members and staff to read the report as it guidance onnificant roper use of the member's representational allowance, known as the m.r.a. andreport of campaign funds the proper use of official esources and financial disclosure. the gentleman from arizona and his legal counsel have participated in this lengthy with both the
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investigative subcommittee and committee.hics it now rests with the house to ccept this report and its recommendations, and i support its swift and favorable passage this morning. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mamgs -- mr. deutch: mr. speaker, i now yield s much time as he may consume to the gentleman from minnesota, mr. hilips, who able -- phillips, who ably served as the chair of the subcommittee. the peaker pro tempore: gentleman is recognized. for yourips: thank you leadership on the ethics committee. reflects self-accountability and self-governance. is no s no joy -- there oy in reprimanding one of our colleagues. for a transgression by one of us us. stain on all of whether one takes an oath of
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office as a politician, a police public official, we are duty bound to hold urselves to the highest standards of conduct and serve as role models for our nation. a remarkably difficult and divisive period during i am proud to y, have chaired a bipartisan investigative subcommittee omprised of two republicans, representatives bill flores and john katko, and two democrats, jamie raskin and me. on most days, an aisle separates us. but there was not a moment of our nce between us during work on this subcommittee. from day one, we were unified pursuit ofing in our truth and commitment to objectivity. one of which would have been possible without the remarkable nonpartisan ethics committee conducted this investigation with integrity, rofessionalism, and
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extraordinary patience. for that, the entire house joins gratitude to ng zeke,st, brittany, janet, anielle, and carolyn for your principled service and diligent work. n closing, it is my hope that every one of our colleagues takes the time to read our eport, reflect on the lessons of this case, and recommit to creditably on the people's house and the values on which it stands. chairman. mr. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas. mr. marchant: madam chairman, i'd like to at this time katkoize congressman john from new york for comments. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. thank you, madam speaker. i rise today regarding the ethics ation by the committee on the matter egarding david schweikert, our
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colleague. and as i was preparing my remarks today, i thought about my second or third day in standing at i was the back of the well looking out room and speaker boehner came up to me and me, er boehner said to you're a prosecutor, right? i said, yes. he said, you are a -- done it 20 years in the federal system and i said yes. he says, well, you are going to designated e prosecutors in case someone has an ethics issue. of the oing to be one ones we're going to use. and he walked away. and as he walked away, i thought things.o i thought, i hope it never appens, that they need my services, and -- regardless of was he tapped me. and the second thing was about the privilege it is to be in house. whether republican or democrat, we have the great privilege of serving in the united states house of representatives. . with that privilege comes a great responsibility to abide by the rules of this
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institution, which are in place so we may best serve our constituents and our country. while there is no joy in bringing this action today as my colleague and friend dean stated, there is no joy bringing this action to the floor. i appreciate the bipartisan work done by the members who served on this subcommittee. moreover, i applaud the diligence of the nonpartisan staff members who worked tirelessly throughout this process to ensure fairness and to uphold the standards imposed upon every member of congress. the investigation was conducted thoroughly and without one hint of bias. importantly, i believe the bipartisan manner in which it was conducted demonstrates that the processes in place to hold members of congress accountable do, indeed, work, and are taken very seriously by both parties. in closing, i just want to commend everybody who is involved in this legislation and the house for having these rules and i yield back. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from florida. mr. deutch: mr. speaker, the ranking member has nothing further i'm prepared to close. mr. grothman: ranking member just urges the house to vote aye. on this matter. i close. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman yield back? mr. grothman: the gentleman yields back his time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. deutch: madam speaker, in closing i again want to thank each of the members who served on the investigative subcommittees that were empaneled in this matter during the 115th and 116th congresses. the committee on ethics continually strives to enhance the reputation of this body and ensure that members as required by house rules and the code of official conduct always act in a manner that reflects credibly on the house. representatives phillips, flores, raskin, and katko, your work on this case has been instrumental to that broader effect, to that broader effort.
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we are pros grateful for your service. i also appreciate and am grateful for the ranking member, mr. marchant, and his dedication to upholding the integrity of this house and the principles that he brings to bear as he serves in the leadership position on the house ethics committee. i'm grateful to all of the other ethics committee members, my colleagues, for their work on this matter and all of the others we have handled in this congress. i thank my personal staff, josh and david and mr. marchant's staff, scott. their commitment to ensuring this work be done fairly. i would also like to recognize the board and staff of the office of congressional ethics for their contributions to this investigation. lastly, as mr. phillips referenced, enormous thanks are due to our nonpartisan professional committee staff for their tireless work on this investigation and their dedicated service every day to this house.
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finally, madam speaker, i would like to note that while the committee's investigative work may garner more public attention, the committee's nonpartisan advisory staff is always available to answer any ethics related questions to hold special training sessions for members, and employees in addition to the mandated annual ethics trainingings and issue advisory opinions upon request. i encourage all members of this house, all candidates and congressional staff, to avail themselves of our committee resources to help them satisfy their ethical obligations and avoid mistakes like those made by representative schweikert that bring us to the floor of the house today. with that, madam speaker, i urge my colleagues to vote aye as well. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. without objection the previous question is ordered. the question occurs on the resolution. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no.
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the ayes have t the resolution is adopted. -- the ayeses have it. the resolution is adopted. without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. touchdown for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? mr. deutch: do i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials as well. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered.
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the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 1-c of rule 19, further consideration of h.r. 7617 will now resume. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 7617, a bill making appropriations for the department of defense for the fiscal year ending september 30 , 2021, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: freight prathe, the unfinished business is the question on amendment 219 printed in house report 116-461 offered by the gentleman from georgia. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 219, printed in part b of house report number 116-461, offered by mr. allen of georgia. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, on the amendment offered by the gentleman from georgia. 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
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from kansas seek recognition? ms. davids: thank you, madam as the member designated by mr. cleaver, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. the er will vote nay on allen amendment. as the member designated by mr. clay, pursuant to house 965, i inform the house that mr. clay will vote amendment.allen
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the speaker pro tempore: for reason does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? ms. brownley: thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by ms. kuster of new hampshire, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. kuster will vote no on the allen amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady rom pennsylvania seek recognition? ms. wexton: as the member speier, ed by ms. pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. speier will vote nay on the allen amendment.
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for peaker pro tempore: what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. kildee: mr. speaker, as the mr. r designated by horsford of nevada, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. horsford will vote no on the allen amendment.
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for peaker pro tempore: what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? as raskin: madam speaker, the member designated by mr. pocan, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the pocan will be voting no on the allen amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentleman rom new jersey seek recognition? mr. sires: as the member pascrell, by mr. pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. vote no on the allen amendment.
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for peaker pro tempore: what reason does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. sherman: as the member garamendi, y mr. pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. no on the ill vote allen amendment. as the member designated by mr. khanna, pursuant to house i inform the , house that mr. khanna will vote no on the allen amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentlelady seek alifornia recognition? ms. matsui: as the member designated by mr. desauliner, pursuant to house resolution i inform the house that mr. desauliner will vote no on the allen amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania sook recognition? mr. evans: madam speaker, as the member designated by by mr. lawson of florida, pursuant to
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house resolution 965, i inform lawson will mr. vote no. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: madam speaker, as the member designated by congresswoman napolitano, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mrs. napolitano will vote no on the allen amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? ms. fudge: as the member designated by mrs. lawrence, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mrs. lawrence will vote no on the allen amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentlewoman from massachusetts seek recognition? ms. clark: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. pingree, pursuant to house
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resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. pingree will ote no on the allen amendment. and as as the member designated by by ms. frankel, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. frankel will ote no on the allen amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? jeffries: as the member designated by ms. eddie bernice johnson, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that miss johnson will vote nay on the allen amendment. as the member designated by ms. zoe lofgren, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that chairwoman lofgren will vote yea on the allen amendment. as the member designated by by gerry nadler, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that chairman nadler will vote yea on the allen amendment. as the member designated by mr.
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serrano, i pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that congressman serrano will vote yea on the allen amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam 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 no on the allen amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. mcgovern: as the member designated by mr. welch of vermont, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. welch will vote no on the allen amendment.
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search for what reason does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. underwood: as the member designated by by mr. rush, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote no on the allen amendment. the speaker pro tempore: fundraise what reason does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? ms. wasserman schultz: madam speaker, mr. payne of new
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jersey, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote no on the allen amendment. as the as the member designated by mr. hastings of florida, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. hastings will vote no on the allen amendment. and madam speaker, as the ma r designated by miss carsal powell of florida, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house i inform the house that mucarsel-powell will vote no on the allen amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentleman
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from arizona seek recognition? mr. gallego: as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that representative kirkpatrick will ote no on the allen amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: good morning, madam speaker. as the member designated by honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote no on agreeing to amendment number 219 offered by representative allen printed in house report 116-461, thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by by mr. grijalva of arizona, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote nay on the allen amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentleman rom virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: as the member designated by ms. moore pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house, that ms. moore will vote no on the allen amendment. as the member designated by by mr. lieu, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lieu will vote
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no on the allen amendment. as the member designated by mr. lowenthal, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote no on the allen amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. mceachin, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. mceachin will vote no on the allen amendment. as the member designated by by ms. porter, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote no on the allen amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? miss rice: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. peters of california, pursuant to house i inform the , house that mr. peters will vote no on the allen amendment.
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for peaker pro tempore: what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? hayes
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-- mrs. hayes: as the member ms. wilson, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote no on the allen amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? as the member designated by mr. lipinski, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lipinski will vote no on the allen amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 123. the nays are 292. the amendment is not adopted. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. will the house be in order. for what reason does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. hoyer: madam speaker, i ask to speak out of order for one minute for the purposes -- the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hoyer: informing the embers about the schedule. the speaker pro tempore: the house is not in order.
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mr. hoyer: madam speaker, as the members know, as the country knows, we have failed to reach an agreement on to moving ahead on covid-19 legislation. therefore, members are advised that no additional votes are expected in the house this week after we complete the next two votes. members are further advised, madam speaker, that as conversations surrounding additional coronavirus relief legislation continue it is expected that the house will meet during the month of august. i have told my members and i have told the minority leader and whip that no one should schedule themselves for next eek or until such time as we adopt covid-19 legislation. members will be given as least 24 hours notice before the
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house will be called back into session. we will not start the august district work period until we pass appropriate covid-19 relief to meet the current health and economic crisis confronting our people and our country. further information will be provided as soon as it becomes available. madam speaker, at the end of the day i will make further observations with reference to where we stand. but members are advised that this is the schedule. it obviously is designed to ensure that we act as quickly as humanly and legislatively possible to give the relief the country needs. i yield back. e speaker pro tempore: the
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previous question is ordered on the bill as amended. the question is on engrossment and third reading of the bill as amended. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. third reading. the clerk: a bill making appropriations for the department of defense for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2021, and for other urposes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? mr. aderholt: madam speaker, i have a motion to recommit at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: is the gentleman opposed to the bill? mr. aderholt: i am in its current form. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman qualifies, the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: mr. aderholt of alabama moves to recommit the bill h.r. 7617 to the committee on appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the house forthwith with the following amendment. age 223, line 18, after the
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doller amount increase by $15 million. page 235, line 8, after the dollar amount, reduced by $15 million. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama is recognized for five minutes in support of the motion. mr. aderholt: thank you, madam speaker. my hotion this morning moves $15 million from an unauthorized program that provides free legal assistance to illegal immigrants to the byrne justice assistance grant program. the byrne justice assistance grant program as it is not commonly called byrne j.a.g.s. a leading source of law enforcement assist abc funding to state, local, and tribal jurisdictions across the united states. its namesake was edward byrne. he was a new york city police officer. he was known by eddie to his family and his friends. he was outgoing. he was a friendly individual who wanted to make his city a safer place.
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in 1987 officer byrne joined the new york city police department. he was well liked by his fellow officers and passionate about his work. however, in the early morning hours of february 26, 1988, officer byrne was on detail for taking a witness who had testified against local drug dealers. officer byrne was in his patrol car outside the witness' home and an armed gunman crept up to his car, shot him five times in the head. he died of his injuries. the nypd lost one of its finest that day and eddie's family lost a cherished son and brother. he was only age 22. in honor of officer byrne congress subsequently created the edward byrne memorial justice assistance grant program. and in 2019 alone, byrne-j.a.g. assisted nearly 1,000 state, local, and tribal jurisdictions.
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many members of this body know that byrne jag provides critical funding. but byrne j.a.g. does more. it memorializes eddie byrne and also supports indigent defense programs, drug treatment, and mental health programs. in our nation the fair ministration of justice that competent public defenders are a part of our system. our annual byrne jag helps uphold just that. as i noted the byrne jag grants also support drug treatment programs. research shows that drug treatment is more effective than imprisonment at reducing drug use and related crime. in addition, byrne jag supports crisis intervention initiatives. sadly, the lack of mental health services across the united states often result in police officers serving as the first responders in the case of mental health crisis. however, crisis intervention teams that are supported by
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byrne jag reduce arrest of people with mental illness while improving the likely hood that individuals will receive that mental health treatment they need. i think officer byrne would be pleased with this. these are just a few of the reasons to support this motion. if you need more, pleads consider this. kirnt immigration law affirms grant right to counsel at no expense to taxpayers. . moreover, under this bill, even illegal immigrants who are such as e for asylum criminals and those that had their asylum applications denied could benefit from taxpayer-funded lawyers. despite what you may hear from aisle, er side of the having a lawyer won't automatically improve someone's being granted asylum. it doesn't change the facts. madam speaker, our immigration are clear and they prohibit
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taxpayer funds from being used lawyers for those who are here illegally. furthermore, this annual is no place s bill to debate or overturn immigration law. urge a yes vote on this motion. it rejects the calls of any of any police programs, and it increases the the many vital and compassionate missions of state law enforcement officers who, like eddie byrne, are dedicating their lives to their communities across the united states of america. and with that, madam speaker, i back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? lee: yes, madam speaker. i rise in opposition to the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for five minutes. ms. lee: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i consume. madam speaker, the republican otion to recommit, it turns a deaf ear to the vast majority of
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americans who believe the time reform.or police this summer, we have found ourselves in a moment of the lives guish over we have lost to police brutality nd the injustice that we see each and every day because of systemic racism. to meet the challenges of this and to live up to our highest ideas, we must have the to act and the vision boldly. in the hot summers of the house acted on transformative legislation, hich outlawed legal discrimination and expanded the right to vote. oday, we are called to take bold, transformative action to fundamentally change law endingment in america by racial profiling, eliminating ensuring tality, and accountability and transparency and accuracy in our policing. i was so proud to join my colleagues in passing he bipartisan george floyd
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justice in policing act, just ago.a month unfortunately, in a bill languishes in senator legislative graveyard. we cannot wait for republicans to heed the voices of the left and the left behind. if we did, we might be stuck until hell freezes over. that's why house democrats are processe appropriations to build safer and stronger american.s for every that's every american. this bill provides strong and al support for state local law enforcement, but it on itions those funds commonsense reforms, such as banni curbing hokeholds and racial profiling. unfortunately, this m.t.r., the who oppose those reforms, they're really turning tactic and orite that's scapegoating immigrants. let me be clear. asylum seekers, it
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turns our backs on our nation's ideals. this m.t.r., it cuts $15 million n the bill that would help ensure asylum seekers arriving at our borders, it ensures they legal assistance. this funding will protect the ights and the dignity of these vulnerable people. and it will help speed up the led og of claims that has to squalid conditions that no mean no humannd i being, should be forced to endure. this week we buried our friend, the honorable, the honorable john lewis. john often spoke of the vision he shared with martin luther of our human family living as a beloved community. yes, we have a long way to go to live up to that ideal. ut the thoughtful use of federal funds in this bill brings us closer to that goal. mind you, yes, it
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takes us back attacking civil reforms which our beloved congressman john lewis fought demeans s life for, it those who are coming to our nation in search of a better life. outrageous. i urge my colleagues to vote no on the motion to recommit, and i ield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the previous question is ordered on the motion to recommit. is on the motion. aye. in favor say those opposed, no. it.noes have the motion is not agreed to. speaker, i : madam request a roll call vote. the speaker pro tempore: 3 of house section resolution 965, the yeas and nays are ordered. 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.]
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. peters of california, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the will vote mr. peters recommit.motion to
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the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentlewoman recognition?k fudge: as the member designated by mrs. lawrence, pursuant to house resolution i inform the house that as the rs. beatty: member designated by mrs. lawrence, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mrs. lawrence will no on the motion to
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recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? speaker, as madam the member designated by mrs. bonnie watson coleman, pursuant to house resolution 965, i that mrs. house watson coleman will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from massachusetts seek recognition? ms. clark: madam speaker, as the ms. r designated by frankel, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the vote that ms. frankel will no on the motion to recommit. designated by er ms. pingree, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the pingree will vote recommit.motion to the speaker pro tempore: for reason does the gentleman from seek recognition? as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that chairwoman
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no on the l vote motion to recommit. as the member designated by nadler, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that chairman vote no on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by congressman jose serrano, pursuant to house resolution i inform the house that congressman serrano will vote no motion to recommit. as the member designated by pursuantn zoe lofgren, to house resolution 965, i inform the house that chairwoman no on the l vote motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentleman recognition? seek mr. kildee: mr. speaker, as the mr. r designated by horsford of nevada, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. horsford will no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? mrs. hayes: as the member wilson, ed by ms.
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pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. on the ill vote no recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ss speier -- the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentlewoman from pennsylvania seek recognition? ms. scanlon: as the member designated by by ms. speier, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. speier will vote nay on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. napolitano, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that congress member napolitano will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentleman from massachusetts seek wreck 234igs mr. lynch: good morning, madam speaker. as the member designated by by
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the honorable james langevin of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the will that miss langevin vote no on the motion to recommit on h.r. 7617. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? mr. garcia:00 thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by by mr. grijalva of arizona, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote nay on he motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? mr. gallego: as the member designated by representative kirkpatrick, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that representative kirkpatrick will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. lipinski, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lipinski will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. mcgovern: as the member designated by mr. welch of ver month, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. welch will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from kansas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by by mr. clay, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. clay will vote nay on the motion to recommit. mr. davids: as the member designated by mr. cleaver, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. cleaver will vote nay on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what reason does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. sherman: thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. garamendi, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. garamendi will vote no on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by by mr. khanna pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. khanna will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. raskin: as the member designated by mr. pocan pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. pocan will vote no -- will vote yes -- sorry, will vote no on the motion to recommit. mr. pocan again is voting no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. evans: thank you, mr. speaker. as as the member designated by mr. -- as the member designated by mr. lawson of florida, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr.
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lawson will vote nay on the motion -- on the instructions. thank you, mr. speaker.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. sires: as the member designated by mr. pascrell, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. pascrell will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? ms. matsui: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. desaulnier, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the mr. desaulnier will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? ms. wasserman schultz: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. hastings of florida, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. hastings will vote no on the motion to recommit. and, mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. payne of new jersey, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote no on the motion to recommit. and, mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. mucarsel-powell of florida, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. mucarsel-powell will vote nay on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady 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 no on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by ms. porter, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by, mr. rush, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by by ms. moore, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. moore will vote no on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by by mr. lieu, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lieu will vote no on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by by mr. lowenthal, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. ms. brownley: as the member designated by ms. kuster of new hampshire, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. kuster will vote
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no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 197. the nays are 219. the motion is not adopted. the question is on passage of the bill. pursuant to clause 10 of rule 20, the yeas and nays are ordered. 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
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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 virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. lieu,
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pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lieu will vote yes on h.r. 7617. as the member designated by mr. lowenthal, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote yes on h.r. 7617. as the member designated by by ms. moore, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house, that ms. moore will vote yes on h.r. 7617. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? pascrell, r. pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. pascrell will vote yes on h.r. 7617. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? ms. brown:-ily: mr. speaker, as the member designated by by ms. kuster of new hampshire, pursuant to house resolution
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965, i inform the house that ms. kuster will vote aye on h.r. 7617. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. garcia: as the member designated by mr. grijalva of arizona pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. gri hal have ill vote aye on h.r. 7617. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady there california seek recognition? ms. matsui: mr. 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. 7617.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? ms. wasserman schultz: mr. speaker, as the member designated by miss mearl, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that miss mearl will vote yea on h.r. 7617. mr. speaker, as the member dellingd by mr. hastings of florida, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. hastings will vote yes on h.r. 7617. as the member designated by mr. payne of new jersey, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on h.r. 7617. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: as the member designated by mr. mceachin,
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pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. mceachin will vote yes on h.r. 7617. as the member designated by ms. porter, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote es on h.r. 7617. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. evans: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson of florida, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the ouse that mr. lawson will vote yea. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady 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 ill vote yes on h.r. 7617.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady 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. 617. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. sherman: as the member designated by mr. khanna, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. khanna will vote no on h.r. 7617. 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. 7617. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentlelady from ohio seek recognition? mrs. beatty: as the member designated by mrs. lawrence, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mrs. lawrence will vote yes on h.r. 7617. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. cooper: thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. lipinski, pursuant to house
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resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lipinski will vote yes on h.r. 7617.
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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. 7617. 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. 7617. as the member designated by congressman jose serrano, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that congressman serrano will vote ea on h.r. 7617. as the member designated by chairman jerry nadler, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that chairman
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nadler will vote yea on h.r. 7617. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new york seek recognition? miss rice: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. peters of california, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. peters will vote yes on h.r. 7617.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. napolitano, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that congressmember napolitano will vote yes on h.r. 7617.
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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 james langevin of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on final passage of h.r. 7617. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. raskin: 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. 7617.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. mcgovern: as the member designated by mr. welch of vermont, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. welch will vote yes on 7617. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from massachusetts seek recognition? ms. clark: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms.
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frankel, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the will vote ms. frankel es on h.r. 7617. and as the member designated by ms. pingree, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the pingree will vote es on h.r. 7617. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from kansas seek recognition? ms. davids: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cleaver, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. cleaver will vote aye on h.r. 7617. as the member designated by mr. clay, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. clay will vote aye on h.r. 7617.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. speier, form form -- pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. speier will vote yes on h.r. 7617.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? mr. gallego: as the member designated by representative pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that representative aye on ick will vote h.r. 7617. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? kildee: kild -- mr. kildee: mr. speaker, as the
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member designated by mr. horsford of nevada, pursuant to i inform lution 965, the house that mr. horsford will vote yes on h.r. 7617.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the by mrs. bonnieed watson coleman, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform that mrs. watson oleman will vote yes on h.r.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 217, the nays are 197. the bill is passed.
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without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the speaker: the house will be in order. the chair asks all members in the chamber, as well as members and staff throughout the capitol, to rise for a moment of silence in remembrance of the 150,000 americans who have passed away from the covid-19 virus.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from the state of new york seek recognition? mrs. lowey: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that in the engrossment of the bill rbling h.r. 76 -- bill, h.r. 7617, the clerk be authorized to make technical corrections and conforming changes to the bill. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. for what purpose does the gentleman from the state of maryland, the majority leader, seek recognition? mr. hoyer: i ask unanimous consent to speak out of order for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman may proceed. mr. hoyer: thank you, mr. speaker. last week, mr. speaker, i shared with the house that my office has launched a website where americans could learn about the george floyd justice in policing act. weigh in with their opinion on the bill, and list themselves as citizen co-sponsors. if they support it. thousands of americans, mr.
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speaker, have become citizen co-sponsors. many have also shared their own stories and called for senate action on this bill. sadly, senate republicans refused to do anything to address the crisis of systemic racism in our country. more than a month has passed and ey have taken no action, nor on their own bills. the george floyd justice in policing act. that's an irresponsible abdication of its duty to address the challenges facing our country. today, mr. speaker, i will begin submitting the names of more than 7,000 george floyd justice in policing act into the congressional -- citizen co-sponsors of that act into the congressional record. i ask unanimous consent that the list i have today will be included at the end of these remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hoyer: there are so many of those, it may take several days. more add their names at
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justicepolicing.us, again, justiceinpolicing.us, we will continue to submit them into the record. because the senate needs to see how important this issue is to so many of our fellow americans. they need to see how many of our people are urging them to act. so, mr. speaker, i ask that this list of citizen co-sponsors be inserted in the record following my remarks, as i just made the unanimous consent request. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hoyer: thank you. i also want to urge the senate to stop ignoring this issue and listen to the voices of thousands who have taken the time to add their names here and share their stories. we must take action to make it clear that black lives matter. mr. speaker, we passed just a few days ago the roger brook
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taney and other people -- in the opinion, the dred scott decision, what roger brook taney of the state of maryland said was black lives do not matter. they are not citizens. they are not worthy, he pointed out, to be with those of us who are white. we need to make sure that those citizens of our country understand that, yes, black ives matter. mr. speaker, i also have the sad , orgation to say that today yesterday, mr. donald anderson passed away. he was a page at the age of 13 on this floor. we don't have pages anymore. but it was a wonderful experience for those young people.
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he stayed. he stayed in the cloakroom. he became the director of the cloakroom. and then he became the clerk of the house. he had a distinguished career serving in this institution, which he loved. it began as a teenager, as i said. when i came to the house, he was the assistant manager of the democratic cloakroom. he served as clerk for the 100th through 103rd congress. don was also a u.s. army reserve. his life was filled with service to his country. i hope all of the members of this house will join me in expressing gratitude for his send d service and we condolences to don's family. i will be taking time when we return. now, mr. speaker, i want to announce our schedule. i did it before. nobody was on the floor. but hopefully most -- we're sending it out. but i would like to take a moment to thank the house for their hard work and perseverance as we engage in one of the most productive periods in the modern
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history of the house. in 20 days, four weeks, one week and a half in june, 2 1/2 weeks in july, the number of major bills we passed in june and july is literally staggering. we passed the george floyd justice in policing act. we passed the defense authorization bill. we passed d.c. statehood. we passed legislation to strengthen and expand the affordable care act. a bill to protect renters and mortgage holders. a no ban, to reverse the muslim ban, which was inkeftent with america's institution -- inconsistent with america's constitution and principles. we provided for access to counsel. we passed the great american outdoors act. in a bipartisan fashion. a major, major infrastructure bill. water resources and development act. a bill to remove confederate
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statues, which i've already talked about. child care bills, two major child care bills. 10, listen to me, 10 appropriation bills. the senate has not passed a single appropriation bill. not one. and when we came here, to the last congress, to this congress, the government was shut down. why? because the majority party had not passed the funding of overnment. none of you have served in a 20-day period where so much consequential legislation was passed. sadly, mr. speaker, much of that legislation is now and may well be sitting in the senate for
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some period of time. this came, mr. speaker, after we passed the heroes act. 80-some-days ago. we now, mr. speaker, face a crisis, our people face a crisis, our country faces a crisis because for 80 days that legislation sit, sat untended in the united states senate. and the relief that the american .eople needed, then and now and now has become a crisis. were not tended to by the united states senate. and the leader of the united states senate said, let the states go bankrupt. and frankly, the leader of this party said, let's wait and see what happens. well, we've seen what happened.
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i hope you saw the -- i lamentably saw the front pages of "the washington post," the deepest decline in the g.d.p. even beyond the depression. think of that. because we twiddled our thumbs. may 15, we passed an act to react robustly and effectively in meeting the crisis caused by this pandemic. how sad. that the senate, if it didn't agree with our bill, didn't send us another bill. ut they did nothing. and now we see an economy at extraordinary risk and individuals and families and children and those who are hungry, because we included food assistance in there. in the bill that we passed in
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the heroes act. we included legislation to make sure that we could go back to school safely and the schools would have the resources to make that happen. we included additional medical assistance for this onslaught that our hospitals are confronted with. that's in the heroes bill. but what do our republican friends offer us? and by the way, i don't know our republican friends offer this, mr. mcconnell, because they can't agree in the senate, as senator graham said. they are deeply divided. indeed, mr. speaker, they are deeply divided and dysfunctional -- a deeply divided and dysfunctional party because they cannot come up with an alternative. meanwhile, other than the defense authorization bill, that's the only bill they passed, did not pass a single piece of major legislation during that same period. 80 days.
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we have passed major legislation over and over and over again, nd we did it in 20 days. so, mr. speaker, we're not announcing the august work eriod. we will be ready to act as soon as we can on covid-19 relief act. we believe the heroes act does that. only thing that they proposed to come back with is extend unemployment and cutting it 66%. so that an american family relying on that money is going to go cold turkey under their plan. now, i've said we can discuss the level. but we cannot discuss it so that we say 24 hours from now, you're on your own, mr. and mrs.
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america. so i put everybody on notice. on both sides of the aisle. that i will call this house back into session, the speaker will technically call it, but i will recommend to the speaker, call this house back into session at the very minute that we have an agreement, that we know we can pass something through the united states senate. we can pass it here, we have passed it. . and the people need the assistance we give them. he economy needs the assistance. and i would think the economyans, who see the in absolute freefall, would be get to an e agreement. not just demanding you do this only this. we're a democracy. the american people have elected us to be the leadership in this
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house. they've elected a lot of in the senate and the republicans are in charge of the senate and they expect us to agreement. you know who said that, mr. speaker? newt gingrich. gingrich when he made a deal with bill clinton on the budget. the conservatives in his party said, no, we're not going to make any deal, and newt was, look, we ly are in a democracy. heed the views of both sides of the aisle. that.ingrich said and he was savaged by his onservatives who simply wanted to say no. a yes.rican people need the american people need help. help.es need eople who are not able to buy food need help. stretched, o are states and local governments.
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i urge all my republican colleagues and democratic to your local k mayor, your local county city sioner, your local council person. they say they're hemorrhaging revenues. why? economy has fallen so swiftly. the frontline. teachers, they hire anitation workers, they hire police, they hire fire protection, they're on the levels of all those government. mr. st come together, peaker, and get to an agreement. f we do not, we will fail the american people. a bill.5, we passed days the republican nothing.p did
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and now they say take this or nothing. the side ofto be on the people, and we're going to bill that's for the people. and at that point in time, i'll give 24 hours' that people um, so can get back here and do their duty. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will now entertain equests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute.
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august 3, : monday, will mark one year since el paso, texas, became the target confessed of o driving over 600 miles in order o stop what he called the hispanic invasion with his ak-47. of domestic act terrorism, he killed 23 people, njured 22, and devastated all of us. this wasn't only another tragic utcome of america's gun violence epidemic but also a result of america's hate racism and eled by xenophobia as well as rhetoric coming from the most powerful land.s in the one year later, we still don't have laws that make us safer and we still nce, face a reckoning on hate. my community continues to hate with love and to honor the victims and survivors. it is my irit, privilege today to introduce
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legislation that honors the of the august 3, 2019, designates the el paso healing garden as a national memorial. speaker., mr. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. speaker, request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. two years ago i had the pleasure in the oval office with president trump as he igned my bill, the strengthening career and technical education act into law. bill proud to see this become law but i was proud to ee it pass with such overwhelming bipartisan support. not a single member in congress each chamber voted against it. first major the perkins of the carl d. act.
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ovid-19 underscores how we depend on a skilled and trained workforce. to 's why i am proud introduce the skills renewal act. this supports individuals that unemployed as a result of the pandemic with a $4,000 training credit. will support c.t.e. training programs. career and technical invested people.nvests in our it will produce high-skill, high-wage, family-sustaining careers. you, mr. speaker, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rom new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. pallone: thank you, mr. speaker. rise to condemn action taken by the people's republic of of a, or p.r.c., in part india that led to deadly clashes between the two countries on 15. since the truth in 1962, the
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p.r.c. in india have been 2,100-mile long line of actual control. this months leading to clash, the p.r.c. military amassed 5,000 soldiers along and that meant to redr edraw resettled borders by force and aggression. as a resultroke out of these troop movements, leaving 20 indian soldiers and of chinesemed number soldiers dead. this encroachment andess can the y tactics used by throughout aken south and southeast asia. o counter this aggression, i'm glad the house passed an amendment that calls on china to aggression litary and urge diplomatic action to of ent further escalation conflict. i will continue to work with my olleagues in congress to help bolster our vital relationship
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with india. i thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back. for peaker pro tempore: what purpose does the gentlewoman from washington seek recognition? mr. speaker, i ask permission to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. rodgers: thank you, mr. speaker. washington's air refueling wing. ways, the 141st air refueling wing has answered the service. because of covid-19 crisis, they've also taken action to need.families in for example, they've helped food anks distribute more than 4.5 million pounds of food. they partnered with the washington state department of management team on testing sites. t this very moment, airmen and women are operating five mobile testing facilities in my state. this, the 141st air refueling wing is also fires.g as the summer fire -- wildfire
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ends, team fairchild etro liner has flown hundreds of hours, detecting 110 new more than 320 ng fires. with this critical data, the 141st air refueling wing has property, and businesses. mr. speaker, the 141st air and washington state national guard serve both at home and around the world. for their m life-saving efforts and sacrifices. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? addresspeaker, i ask to 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. thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of the appropriations package we just today. central florida is space and technology country. just launched the perseverance rover just can see from h we my backyard.
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mr. societia: i was honor -- mr. i was honored to boost funds and recognize the important global competition and leader in to be a ow-earth orbit and commercial space operations. we helped the european clipper humankind. advance we also fought for more funding like erging technology olar energy, artificial intelligence, to improve block chain and for quantum computing investments. important? we use quantum computing to anti-viral separate drugs, one of which ended up remdesivir through quantum computing and artificial intelligence here in the federal government. the next generation problems with cutting edge technology. continue to do that going forward. i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. speaker, i ask to address
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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. speaker, i rise today to congratulate dr. jose arce. history to to make be the first person from puerto ico to be part of the veterinary medical association as president. mr. yoho: he was born and raised in puerto rico. graduate -- 1997 graduate of the l.s.u. school of medicine. he returned to puerto rico and now is president and co-owner of mir amar medical office in -- medical office in san juan with his wife. active position from advisor to board of american of the veterinary foundation. they are fortunate to have such passionate advocate representative of the profession. president ofto the
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will show if you're willing to dream and dream big and you're willing to work, true.dreams come that and he are the essence of dream and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the seek woman from texas recognition? ok. does the urpose entleman from california seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is minute.ed for one r. lamalfa: thank you, mr. speaker. lying in northern california and southern oregon is the klamath klamath ell as the project which has provided water almost 100 ure for years. shows ence involved that how much the klamath project receives each year has been
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flawed for quite sometime. ranchers farmers and in the klamath basin competed ith salmon and sucker fish for the full allocation they need. this year's battle was the final straw. arlier in this month in july, secretary bernhardt came to visit the klamath basin to visit farmers, ranchers, local at the invitation of myself and walden.man greg they got to see how bad the science has been. and week the secretary commissioner announced that the trump administration is making a update the science on the klamath project. it will inevitably provide irgators and the populations that suffered from nonsensical allocations. at a time when it seems the much right an't get or production done, this administration has provided a lifesaving solution to the basin in just under a month. updating the science is critical and would help make more decisions. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? to jackson lee: i ask address the house for one minute and ask unanimous consent. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman. i thank the speaker. years, the for 14 texas department of ransportation is attempting to build i-45 that literally estroys large aspects of my community. i'm delighted to have amendments o indicated you cannot use 106 funds without looking closely at the historic preservation impact. provided $1 million extra to help impoverished communities fight against such construction removes buildings like homes, businesses, and significant structures. that's happening in independent heights with churches and and homes, condominiums are all being lost. we have to realize that people nation, not governmental institutions that people can m when lose their homes, their churches, their businesses.
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finally, i'm glad that as we in the negotiation of the heroes act, we will not have the liability issue. we cannot have the liability block the $600 people are supposed to have, the testing have, are supposed to hospital compensation. we need to move quickly to vote on this heroes act because our houston, texas, and across the nation are suffering from covid-19, and i will they can o fight so continue to survive and live. tomorrow we open another testing in houston, texas. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman recognition? seek >> request one minute on the floor. the speaker pro tempore: without bjection, the gentleman is >> mr. speaker, i rise today to honor two dedicated residents from my district in omaha who stepped up to the challenge covid-19 has placed on our communities. they started a mask making movement that accomplished an incredible feat. since march, they and over 2400 volunteers that they organized stayed busy as they worked to
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make over 140,000 masks. mr. bacon: 140,000. their efforts started as a project to make 10,000 masks for local hospital personnel and first responders that quickly grew. in addition to the 140,000 masks, they produced over 3,600 surgical caps, 200 surgical gowns, 500 face shields, and thousands of ear savers. they are now retiring as commercial masks are readily available. i admire and thank holly and patricia for serving others. you've inspired many to be servant leaders. you also demonstrated innovative and can-do spirit that makes america great. we admire you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rom virginia seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to commend the stanton club for their efforts to donate food and supplies to local
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families in need. originally the club had donated supplies for the little league baseball opener. but when the season was abruptly canceled, club member michael roman urged his group to live their motto, to serve the kids in a new way. their members and martins food then arranged for the repurposing of donated items from the local store. their members now pick up items and drive to a stand where supplies are sorted and redistributed to social service agencies to be used by their clients. since april 15 loads of food averaging 450 pounds each have been donated, mr. cline: providing about 343 meals per load. quick thinking and dedicated action by stanton turned the disappointment of a lost baseball season into positive assistance for local families to truly serve the kids. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition?
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without objection, the gentleman s recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to celebrate the recent 100th birthday of long-time bucks county, pennsylvania, resident, lydia tibielo. a resident, lydia has consistently been a role model for all of us. showing all of us that hard work and serving others is the calling that we all have. a bona fide rosy the riven etter, lydia answered the call during world war ii and began to work as a welder in western pennsylvania where she helped assemble transport vessels. mr. fitzpatrick: the ships that lydia worked on played a critical role in the invasion of normandy. lydia's husband, frank, was drafted to the united states army. once the war was over, lydia and frank set up their permanent residence in bucks county, pennsylvania. and the couple welcomed seven
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loving children, frank, ralph, sam, paul, lori, lisette and loretta. as their children grew, they had their own families and the large italian american family came together for traditional italian meals during frequent sunday dinners. mr. speaker, we are all extremely fortunate to have lydia in our community. her hard work and service are something that we should honor. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> i rise to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. today i rise to recognize the heroic efforts of dustin nist of new franklin, ohio. on june 11, 2020, he witnessed a car run a stop sign, drive off the road and descend into the river. without hesitating, dustin ran to help. seeing the car had been partially sub merged, dustin ran to the nearby fire -- submerged, dustin ran back to the nearby
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fire station to alert the crew, then ran back to the accident. he made his way into the water, swimming to the passenger side of the vehicle in order to break out the window. mr. gonzalez: unsure about the passenger's injuries e hesitant about removing the woman from the car but stayed with her until the rescue crews arrived. unfortunately the driver of the vehicle, frankly, succumbed to his injuries. but due to dustin's heroic efforts and the work of the new franklin police and fire departments, clinton fire department, ohio state highway patrol, and the staff of the hospital, the woman's life was saved. today we honor kent state university student and new franklin resident dustin nist for his heroic actions and we keep everyone involved in this tragic accident in our prayers. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair announces that the speaker's announced policy of april 7, 2020, will remain in effect during any covered period designated, pursuant to house esolution 965.
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under the speaker's announced the of january 3, 2019, gentleman from texas, mr. green, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. mr. green: thank you, mr. speaker. and still i rise, mr. speaker. it is mice honor to stand here in the house of -- it is my honor to stand here in the house of representatives, my honor to be a member of this congress. and i'm grateful to the many persons who made great sacrifices so that i would have . is opportunity and today i'd like to use this opportunity to make an appeal to my colleagues, to my friends, to people that are within the sound of my voice. i want to make an appeal to persons to please take the coronavirus seriously. i ask that you take it seriously because it's not a joke. it's not a laughing matter.
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people are dying. we've had over 150,000 deaths in this country. it's not a laughing matter. we've had over four million cases in this country. it is not a hoax. it is real. and i'm asking my friends, my colleagues, those who are within the sound of my voice, to please , let's do what we can to protect ourselves and others. i beg that we would please wear the face masks. let us wash our hands. let us maintain the distancing. i know that it won't happen all the time. we can have a memory lapse. we might just rush out of the house and not have our mask on. but let's not with intentionality leave home without it. let us not with intentionality
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mix and mingle with the persons around us without a mask on. let us with intentionality do all that we can to protect ourselves and others. this virus is not relenting at this time. it is relentless. hospital bed in many places are hot spots around the -- in hots spots around the country are at capacity. the -- hot spots around the country are at capacity. the i.c.u. bed. we see evidence that this virus is going to continue for a while longer. i don't know how long. i'm not sure anybody does. but i do know this. that we ought not take it lightly. that we ought not allow persons who are within our space, our personal space, if you will, to catch it from us. i don't want to give it to someone. and i would trust that no one
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would want to give it to me. so let's be sensible. let's be responsible. let's honor the protocols that we've set here in the house of representatives. let's honor the protocols to social distance. i know it's difficult. i keep the end that social distancing as properly as i should. i understand. i make mistakes. but i don't do it intentionally. i am not going to intentionally take off my mask and communicate with persons. i'm not going to try in any way to demonstrate that somehow i'm invulnerable, i'm invisible, this is a joke, this is a hoax, we need not try to protect ourselves from this virus. i'm not going to do it. and i'm going to ask that others would not do it. let's love each other and protect each other. this is a matter of life and death. and finally, on this topic of he virus, we've had some
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persons to contract the virus who are associated with the house. i want you to know that i care about them. i pray for them. and i want you to know that i'm asking that we all make sure that this doesn't become a means by which we distance ourselves from other people, simply because they have had the virus. my hope is that persons who contract it will heal and they'll be back at work. and we'll treat them with the same love and respect that we've always treated them. show them that they're welcome back to the house of representatives. this is something that we can do to show each other how much we appreciate the persons who have survived this virus. and i hope that every person who contracts it will survive it.
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i don't want to see anybody lose life or become chronically injured in some way because of this virus. it ought not be that way and my hope is that we won't allow it to happen. in the sense that people will contract it and we will find ourselves distancing ourselves from them. as i'm about to leave now, i want to mention one additional item that is important. 'm still concerned about invidious discrimination. and i'm concerned that we are reaching a plateau now as it relates to the movement that had as its genesis, a part of its genesis, the death of george floyd. eem concerned that -- i'm concerned that i don't see the movement continuing with the amount of momentum that it
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richly and justly deserves. i'm concerned that we are slowly getting back to bigotry as usual . we're slowly getting back to a point where we'll do more talking about bigotry and discrimination than acting on the elimination of bigotry and discrimination. it really is a major issue in the country and we should not allow ourselves to slip back into making it more about what we think ought to happen than doing what we can do to prevent this sort of discrimination from continuing to happen. so i'm concerned. and because i'm concerned, when we return, i hope to take some measures, some steps, if you will, to help us to remember that it doesn't just go away
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because we don't have a front-page issue. the front-page issues heighten our awareness, but it's still there after it's no longer on the front page. this invidious discrimination. this homophobia, islamaphobia, xenophobia. all of the various phobias that harm people, that other people produce to harm people, i might add. so i'm concerned. and i refuse to allow this issue to simply become another incident and we get back to bigotry as usual. at some point we do need a department of reconciliation in this country. so that people can depend on our government doing all that it can to eliminate discrimination and hate in the country. at some point we need to have this department functioning at the highest level, with the
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secretary that reports to the president of the united states, that's funded properly, so that we don't find ourselves siloing each circumstance that involves invidious discrimination and dealing with each one individually, as opposed to dealing with all of this collectively. we have come a long way in this country, no question about it. but we dearly and truly have a long way that we have to go. and what better way to get there than to say to the world that we are drawing this line, it's a bright line, and that we are going to have a department that is dedicated to the elimination of segregation to the extent that it exists and it does exist in some places in our country. but also to eliminate this invidious discrimination wherever it exists in our country. and against whomever it is perpetrated. systemic, yes, it is systemic.
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just recently, a very prominent person in our country, the attorney general, had some problem acknowledging that systemic racism exists. it does. i have no problems acknowledging it. nor should anyone else, because the empirical evidence is there to support it, the fact that it exists. so my hope is that we won't get back to bigotry as usual, and when we come back from this opportunity to work in our districts, that we'll take up issues associated with racism and invidious discrimination here in the congress of the united states of america. this is where people expect us to act and if we act, we can lead the nation, as opposed to reacting to what the nation is doing. it's time for to us take a lead and get rid of this scourge on our society. i thank you for the time and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back.
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under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2019, the gentleman from kentucky, mr. comer, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. comer: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to commend the many individuals, businesses, and manufacturers in the first congressional district of kentucky who have dedicated their time and efforts to helping our country fight covid-19. just months ago, there was a concern that america would face a drastic shortage of the medical supplies needed to fight the coronavirus. and while we may not be completely out of the woods, the efforts of so many caring citizens have been instrumental in providing needed supplies. i'm proud to say that many of the citizens and companies who have assisted in this fight call south central and western kentucky home. garment factories, like stitches
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apparel from my home county in gevalia, kentucky. w.b.t. wovepbs in ohio county. jamel seams reasonable in cumberland and russell counties. and american shield apparel. stepped up to manufacture facemasks and gowns for frontline health care workers across america. this is in addition to the countless citizens who have turned their kitchen table into manufacturing centers for the facemask we was all become very familiar with. i'm even more proud to say that some of our nation's heros from fort campbell military base have gone into boston and new york to provide medical support when those areas were in desperate need of help. like others, their contributions to our nation will not be forgotten. corn from kentucky farmers has been used to fight the spread
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with facilities like commonwealth agri energy providing base ethanol for distilleries to provide hand sanitizer. i also want to honor a young dy from my hometown who went above and beyond. carie beth prosper volunteered to go to new york city at the height of the outbreak to care for those in need. her willingness to put her fellow americans first to help fight back against the virus speaks volumes about her character. all of our nurse, hospitals and other frontline workers have been heroic in working under extremely challenging conditions. their country has never needed them more. and they have certainly met the moment. unfortunately, our country continues to suffer from the outbreak of this virus. but in many ways the pandemic has brought out the best of america. neighbor helping neighbor. and communities coming together to to support one another.
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mr. speaker, i rise today to onor mr. orestes nows of the first congressional district of kentucky who is turning 100 years olded on september 7. mr. flowers was born in bowe, kentucky, in cumberland county, and continues to reside in the first congressional district. mr. flowers served in the army for 3 1/2 years and was stationed in the philippines to 1945. -- from 1992 i stand with all americans to congratulate him on years of safety and sacrifice to preserve our safety and freedoms. n 1946 he married jer dean and -- marry geraldine and together they have three daughters. he was responsible for bringing a market to burksville and served as manager for 32 years.
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upon retiring from there he worked at a funeral home for the next 25 years. i join with everyone in burksville and throughout the commonwealth who has had the privilege of knowing him to celebrate his fearless spirit. i'm honored to represent mr. flowers wish him a very happy 00th birthday. mr. speaker, i want to rise today to congratulate wanda blackwell on her retirement from the webster county senior citizens center where she has served as director for the last four years. she's beloved by the senior she is cares for and their families because her devotion to serving others is evident in every effort she undertakes. just a year ago, webster county opened a new senior center that has already enriched the lives of so many and is evident of -- evidence -- is evidence of the devotion wabda and her team have for their fellow citizens. whether she was serving or
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delivering meals, decorating or improving the center or expanding offerings and programming, she did it all with a smile on her face. wanda lives by the saying, grow where god planted you. and has been a shining example of give back to the local community. i join with wanda's family, friends and all those she has served throughout her time with the center to thank her for her jut standing efforts to better the lives of others and i wish her many happy years retirement. in recent weeks, american cities have been plagued by irresponsible, reckless violence and rioting. the violence in cities from portland to chicago has been out of control. requiring a federal response to quell what has turned into a full-on mob violence. this may havor has severe consequences for american life. businesses destroyed, chaos and
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disrups and unacceptable levels of violence. and what is the democratic response -- what has the democratic response been to violent outbreaks? turning a blind eye to vandalism and destruction. along with a fresh round of calls to defund the police. at a time of rising violence, businesses being vandalized and the lives of everyday citizens being disrupted, prominent democratic politicians have sought to reduce the presence of american law enforcement. in calling efforts to defund the police a local decision, speaker pelosi has given a green light to mayors who have eagerly implemented that reckless movement. thankfully, federal law enforcement has stepped in to help out in cities where weak-kneed, incompetent mayors failed to protect citizens. even though federal agents have been shamelessly treated as enemies by far left mayor,
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federal reinforcements were necessary in the face of local failures. i am 100% in favor of peaceful assembly and protest. it's an american tradition for our citizens to speak out and to use our sacred first amendment rights for good. and when there's legitimate police miscaught like what we saw in minneapolis, nonviolent protest is absolutely justified. however, the violence in our streets has been anything but peaceful. and when protesters start vandalizing and destroying property including federal courthouses, a line is crossed. and we must have law and oorder and respect for the rule of law. i hope my democratic colleagues will join me in calling for just that. stop pushing to defund the police. stop condoning mob violence. support peaceful protests. not out of control rioting.
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we can and must have free expression in this country. but we also must have law and order when protest turns into rioting and threatens the safety f our communities. mr. speaker, at this time i would like to yield a few minutes to my friend and colleague from illinois, mr. shimkus. mr. shimkus: i want to thank my colleague, my next door neighbor from kentucky, for giving me a few minutes. mr. speaker, the let's live director together with the legislative staff invited congressmen on legislative issues. this position assists on legislative initiatives and assists ining moring the office's legislative staff resm stated in my language, the nuts and bolts of everything legislative goes through the legislative director. i have been blessed with seven legislate i havive directors.
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all of them are truly professional. all of them i'd like to thank today. many of them spent many years with me. a couple held the job long enough far cup of coffee. all have moved on to bigger and better things. sheryl crate, originally from oklahoma, was my first legislative director. she helped set up my office and got it running smoothly. dan blnkenberg is from donner's grove, illinois. he has a starring role in "mr. shimkus goes to washington" as we were talking about u.s. military involvement in the balkans. mara williams is from st. charles, illinois, and moved up to legislative director from her legislative assistant position. with that move she was enticed to work downtown and is still a d.c. operative. ray fitzgerald moved to my office if the science committee. ray was from chicago and a rabid white sox fan. ray was with me for many years which we both considered successful. but ray got married and wanted
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to go back home. unfortunately ray was struck with cancer and died at the young age of 37. he left behind his wife, kristen and daughters norah, maggie and lucy. they will always be part of team shimkus. what could be another one for the record books is two legislative directors who served in the same office getting married. no one would ever guess me to be a cupid but the proof is in the pudding. their friendship and courting was never really news to me but over the years their strong marriage has become a sense of pride. moe is from illinois and how do you say this tactfully was the boss to ryanning, my then-legislative assistant for agriculture and energy. once she left the legislative director position ryan accepted it. then they got married and moved to ryan's hometown in monticello, illinois and are raising their two daughter,
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vivian and alice. greta joined us from sugar grove, illinois. a tough, no-nonsense legislative director. i once called her my kraken that i would unleash. how did i ever come up with that? now a d.c. operative she's still a tough public policy operative. all but one of my l.d.'s were from illinois. what a great credit to the state. but i am from southern illinois so it has been with great pride to have a local boy from my neck of the woods as my legislative director the last couple of years. brian luzier is from an area between staunton and mount oolive. he came from the office of senator kirk and specializes in health care. he was also recently takingen over the telecom portfolio. he's decided to go down with the ship and stay with me until the end. that loyalty should be applauded and is emblematic of all my
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staff in d.c. mr. speaker, in the bustle and hustle of d.c. activity, people come and go all the time. the individuals who work with and for us should be thanked. we are only as good as the people around us, and i have been blessed with great staff. again, i want to thank my colleague from the commonwealth of kentuckying, my neighbor, from paducah, for allowing me a chance to speak and with that, i'll return my time to him. mr. comer: the gentleman from illinois, mr. shimkus, i want to thank you for your service to this body. i want to thank you for your friendship. you have been an institution here in congress. you've been a good neighbor. you've made a difference not just in southern illinois but in the united states of america. and i just want you to know how much i appreciate your mentoring, your friendship, the work we've done together to help benefit the ohio river,
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mississippi river region of america and i will tell you, you've left big shoes to fill. so congratulations on your upcoming retirement. appreciate everything that you've done for me, for our colleagues, and for the united states of america. mr. speaker, i've been concerned as a farmer and former commissioner of agriculture to learn in recent days that mysterious seeds have been sent from china to people in all 50 states. encouraging them to plant these mysterious seeds. i want to say publicly what we're hearing from leaders in the u.s. department of agriculture and from my former colleagues in the state ranks, the commissioners and directors of agriculture in all 50 states. if you get these seeds, do not,
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and i repeat do, not plant these seeds. we have no idea what these seeds are. these seeds could be potentially deadly. to our ecosystem. we have seen so many shenanigans coming out from the china region. we don't know exactly who it is. who they are. but we've seen concerns in cybersecurity, we've seen kerps in trade with currency ma nip -- concerns in trade with currency manipulation, with stealing our patents, with stealing our intellectual property. and this is one more concern. so i have written a letter, and i asked the secretary of agriculture, who is investigating this, to give me a briefing, give the oversight committee, the agriculture committee, a briefing as to what's going on with this.
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we do know that there are some , unknowing of the damages, have planted these seeds. again, i encourage people. it's not just people in the ag committee, it's common citizens, random people in all 50 states have gotten these seeds. this is something i'm kerm -- i'm concerned with as a leader in agriculture, someone who has spent my whole life in the agriculture industry, and i hope that i can utilize my position in the ag community and as the ranking -- ranking republican on the oversight committee, to be able to determine the genesis of these seeds, who sent these seeds, what their purpose was, and if we need to hold those people accountable for trying to create mischief and disruption in our agriculture industry, then i hope that we can work hard to hold them accountable. and i want to conclude my time today, mr. speaker, thanking my
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colleagues in congress for their confidence to name me as ranking member of the house oversight committee. i take this position with a great amount of honor and humility. i understand the role of the oversight committee, the oversight committee was created to provide oversight. it was created to ensure the federal government is transparent and accountable to the taxpayers. we have seen an unprecedented amount of deficit spending in this body. too much spending. it's immoral. what congress has done over the last decade, with respect to the deficit and the national debt, to our children and grandchildren. somebody in congress needs to get the back of the taxpayers and i pledge today that that somebody is going to be the
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house oversight and reform committee. at least from the minority standpoint. my colleague, my republican colleagues on the committee, we're committed to defending the taxpayer, committed to rooting out waste, fraud and abuse. unfortunately for the past year and a half, the oversight committee has been focused on one thing. not oversight. not getting the backs of the taxpayer. they've been focused on one thing. and that's been trying to embarrass the president of the united states. trying to use that committee as a political tool, as a subsidiary of the democrat congressional committee, to try to find something, anything on donald trump. and i can tell you with confidence, after a year and a half, they have failed. and what we need to do, what i challenge my colleague, chairwoman maloney, to do is
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focus on the real purpose of the oversight committee. there's no shortage of waste, fraud and aboose in -- abuse in the federal government. there's no shortage of opportunities to find a lack of transparaphernalia and accountability -- transparency and accountability in the massive bureaucracies that have been created by this body in the federal government. so i'm looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead. i couldn't ask for a better committee than what we have, a committee roster. we have people on our side and the democrat side that are committed to the real purpose of oversight and reform. so i'm looking forward to that. i again thank this body for the honor to serve in that capacity. and i look forward to making a difference and getting the backs of the forgotten american, the americans that work hard, that go to work, they never stop going to work because of the coronavirus thetcht would go to work, they'd -- coronavirus. they'd go to work, they'd pay
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their taxes, they abide by the law. they don't destroy property. they go to church on sundays. they do everything right. but yet they're always forgotten. in this body. whether it's a government program, whether it's tax policy. whether it's the use of their hard-earned tax dollars. they're always forgotten. we're going to put them on the forefront and we're going to get the backs of the taxpayers. with that, mr. speaker, thank you, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. under the speaker's announced licy of january 3, 2019, the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from michigan, ms. stevens, for 30 minutes. ms. stevens: thank you, mr. chair. and thank you to the speaker's staff for allocating some time at the conclusion of our legislative session. this has been a remarkable two weeks in washington. the session began on a
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remorseful note, with the departure of our beloved george lewis. -- john lewis. and we have been able to come together to recognize his life's work hirks messages, his passion, his dedication to this country. and many of us, as his colleague, can look back and feel so grateful for the time that we have with mr. lewis. i'm looking at over where he used to sit and he would make time for every single one of us. mr. speaker, i also ask for this time because, as i was -- asked for this time, because as i was walking down the steps after our last vote, i felt a sense of profound reflection. a reflection that's coming across our news feeds, the front line headlines, obviously washington's always making news and they're looking at us and
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they're wondering if we are going to get a deal done. and the american people are looking at us in the sense of, are we going to get a deal done for them? my colleague on the other side of the aisle, i -- mr. comer, i happened to catch some of his remarks and i really appreciate what he had to say about our work and contribution for the american taxpayer. see, i share that belief that we must have a return on the taxpayer dollar. i have so many constituents, so many michigan anders who pay heir -- michiganders who pay their taxes and they look for that realized return on the taxpayer dollar that comes into this government. they saw us act in a moment of profound need, when it was realized that this pandemic was going to rage -- wrage war here in america -- wage war here in
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america. to those heavy headlines before us, mr. speaker, our headlines that 150,000 americans have lost their life to the coronavirus scourge. countless families, countless friends, countless workplaces, , ourless places of worship communities changed. 150,000, mr. speaker, is more than the largest town in my district. and i want to absorb that number. for a minute. because i know people are counting on us. i know they are looking to us. i know they saw us act. in a moment of triage, when we had to get that cares act done. to secure the livelihoods for the hardworking people of this country, to allow us to successfully hibernate, to
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secure our industrial base, to support ourmy miss it pallets and to do so -- our municipalities and to do so fairly with the return. in this bodyto act other than to deliver for the people who sent me here. certainly don't look to wage dialogue that doesn't contribute to an outcome. itake so seriously every time had the opportunity to stand on this floor, to sit in these chairs, oftentimes now we're up in the gallery. and to listen. see, i came to washington with this commitment, to the people who sent me here, that i will listen, i will learn, and i will lead in that order. you make a mistake when you start off thinking you have all he answers right away. we're here because we want to get something done.
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we haven't finished the deal. the house passed that heroes act. we passed that heroes act. i know my educators back home are listening and looking in and waiting. 750 -- $750 per pupil cut. how are we going to reopen our schools safely? -- safely, mr. speaker, if we don't close the budget gap? how are we going to tell our small businesses and our municipality thes that they're able to continue -- municipalities that they're able to continue in their function if we don't show them we have their back? that's what our small business committee was doing. that was the first amendment i got done on this house floor, it was last year. it was called the stevens amendment. it was part of the consumers first act. and it was for the voice of small business. and i went right over there, when we were in different times
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of nonsocial distancing and i asked my colleagues, i said, hey, i'm over here, asking for your vote. i'm asking for it because it's here to bring the voice of small business and the industry advisory board of the consumer financial protection bureau, the voice of small business, and one man looks up at me and he said, you know, what because you're asking so nicely, i'm going to vote for it. and another guy said, you know what, i'll change my vote. 400-8.t amendment passed i remember all eight of my colleagues who didn't vote for the amendment, of course. i continue to work on them. we find these opportunities where we can come together and deliver. it's only a small handful of us. our manufacturers are watching as they are working. see, they go never singingle day -- every single day, producing the goods that fuel this country, that put this country on wheels, this incredible
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interconnected supply chain that we have proudly in my district, mr. speaker. we love that supply chain. and they don't ask, are you a democrat or a republican. they just get to work. and at some point we must implore and ask something better of ourselves beyond party. when we reflect on the scourge of this coronavirus and the magnitude of the loss, i am not here to play the blame game. yes, am i frustrated that we seem so possessed by the elections coming, that we're not even focused on running the government? when my district team back home, as we try and help constituents, 1.4 -- $1.4 million back into the taxpayer pocketbook, that's
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what we've been able to do with our case management work. but today when we call -- it's like trying to open the lid of a can that can't open. hese agencies need to be unleashed. they need to be better connected. to those who they are intending to serve. you say -- you go to run for an executive office, to run the executive office in the branches of the government of which the taxpayers are paying for, when they have a problem. we're in a static time, mr. speaker. we're in a challenging time. and the lid has ripped off of so many issues. the polite toward equality, the polite -- plight toward equality, the plight toward freedom, the plight toward true justice. to make sure that every vote counts fairly. that's why we did all these amazing election security bills. one of which i had the privilege
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of chairing a hearing on, on the house science committee. which by the way is such a special committee. right before this pandemic hit, our incredible chair, a mentor, someone i deeply admire, eddie bernice johnson, chairwoman eddie bernice johnson of texas, with mr. lucas of oklahoma, passed on full committee a bipartisan energy and r&d package. how are we going to solve our climate change problems? we must do so together. we must realize that our biggest challenges are our greatest opportunities. i am here for the deliberation and the dialogue and the discourse of this country that will move us forward and solve our problems. i don't look at this coronavirus as a democrat or a republican
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issue. it is something that we face together as americans. when i walked in to the treasury department, in the very early days of 2009, during a financial crisis, the teetering of the american economy before us, different than what we are facing today, we are stalemated today, we are stagnant today, we have unbelievable unemployment, which is totally unacceptable. last time i checked, i'm in the party of jobs. i'm in the party of getting people back to work. i'm in the party that believes that people make things for a living and we value and honor that work through a 21st century organized labor movement that keeps people safe, that allows them to retire with dignity. we say that to every hardworking merican
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i have the privilege of being able to get things done here. when i walked into the treasury department with my colleagues in the obama administration, the bush administration was there aiting for us. they hunkered down, they said we want to work alongside you. we had a bipartisan team on the u.s. auto rescue. we said, we are going to stand up for the industrial economy. the main street effort. of what we needed to do to stabilize our nation's economy. and we did so together. and i feel that here. despite the friction. despite the frustration. i realized earlier this session that i was reflecting on the
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most benevolent man i have ever had he privilege to know, a walking saint, mr. john lewis. i said in my reflection remarks about him, mr. speaker, that he was the richest man i have ever known, if richness is defined by how much you love. and boy, did he give out that love. and in reflect ogen that, mr. the opposite lize of that, the arrogance and insecurity are the cousins of one another. they're a poison. to our discourse. they prevent us from having the discussions and committing to the work that we need to do. we need to put that down. the perception of everything.
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it's the outcome, it's the product, it's the result. that's what gleans out of all the manufacturers in my istrict. manufactured -- manufactured result. so i reflect, mr. speaker, with the energy, the hope, the optimism. if you recall with our freshman , mr. colin we began allred and i became the ceremonial presidents of the freshman class, we said during one of our orientation sessions, we, hen to the words -- i found ,hese words of president truman who said that america is not built on fear. america is built on courage. america is built on
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determination. and america is built on the willingness to do the job at hand. and my friends, we have a job to do. we have legislation to pass. and we shall get this done for our schools, for our health care workers, for every american who is wondering. how they're going to pay their rent. where their next job is going to be. how their kid is going to go to school safely. that is the job that we are determined to do here. and if you actually listen to what my colleagues -- to what my colleague was saying on the other side of the aisle before i got to this podium, it is not that different from one another. we are restored, we are renewed and we are committed to the tenets of the beautiful, incredible democracy, in this sacred space this house floor. thank you, mr. speaker, and i ield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. pursuant to section 4-b of house resolution 967, the house stands adjourned until 11:00 a.m. on tuesday, august 4, 2020. >> this week on q&a, fox news
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anchor chris wallace on his book, "countdown 1945," on the creation of the atomic bomb and what led president truman to use it on hiroshima, japan, 75 years ago. >> he agonized over this decision. he complained of sleepless nights. he had terrible headaches which he had throughout his career, whenever he was under what he considered heavy stress. and his diary, and that's one of the joyce of doing a book about people who are all gone, when i was in the presidential library, i got a hold of his diaries during this whole period, these whole 116 days that i talk about in "countdown 1945" and he talked about the choice of using the bomb in apocalyptic terms. he kept saying this is the most terrible weapon ever discovered and he compared it to the fire destruction prophecied in the bible. >> fox news anchor chris wallace sunday at 8:00 p.m.
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