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what have a good reason to invade us, right? the ukrainians have shown, with their blood and a lot of blood it was, and with their votes that they are independent, they are a separate people, and wish to remain so. host: thank you for the call. responding to the last caller from our first segment, i order. >> the house gaveling back in for votes after a short recess. s are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 55, house resolution 838, resolution providing for consideration of the bill to protect our democracy by preventing abuses of
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presidential power, restoring checks and balance and defending actions against foreign interference, providing for consideration of the bill senate 1016 to designate the national pulse memorial at 1912 south orange avenue in orlando, florida and for other purposes and providing for consideration senate 610 to address health care professionals. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on ordering the previous question on the resolution. 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 gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. bobby rush from chicago, illinois, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? ms. wasserman schultz: as the member designated by mr. crist of florida, i inform the house that mr. crist will vote yea on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the jam from connecticut seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. wilson, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on
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the priest question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. hartzler of
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missouri, i inform the house that mrs. hartzler will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. wenstrup of ohio, i inform the house that mr. wenstrup will vote no on the previous question. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from indiana seek recognition? mrs. walorski: as the member designated by mr. baird of indiana, i inform the house that mr. baird will vote no on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson, i inform the house that mr. lawson votes yes on h. resolution 838.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. underwood of illinois, i inform the house that ms. underwood will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mrs. demmings, i inform the house that mrs. demmings will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. grijalva, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: as the member designated by mr. donald payne, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on the previous question. and as the member designated by mr. sires es, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady texas seek recognition?
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>> as the member designated by mr. green, i inform the house that mr. green will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady from michigan seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mrs. lawrence, i inform the house that mrs. lawrence will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> as the member designated by
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mr. hagedorn -- excuse me one moment. i inform the house that mr. hagedorn will vote no. thank you. madam speaker, i got another one. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. moore district 1 of you tay, he votes no, thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady massachusetts seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. frankel, i inform the house that ms. frankel will vote yes
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on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by congress member vargas, i inform the house that congress member vargas will vote yes on the previous question. and as the member designated by congress member norma torres, i inform the house that congress
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member norma torres will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. russ fulcher of idaho, i inform the house that mr. fulcher will vote no on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. kahele, i inform the house that mr. kahele will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady west virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by
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mrs. lesko of arizona, i inform the house that mrs. lesko will vote no on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new hampshire seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. meng, i inform the house that ms. meng will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. posey of the sunshine state, i inform the house that mr. posey will vote nay on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. defazio of oregon, i inform the house that mr. defazio will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by miss kathleen rice of new york, i inform the house that miss rice will vote yea on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. connolly: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. kind of wisconsin, i inform the house that mr. kind will vote aye on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 217.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 218 and the nays are 210. the previous question is ordered. the question is on adoption of the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the preponderance of the chair, the ayes have it. >> madam speaker.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma seek recognition? mr. cole: on that i request the yeas and nays, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, 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.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? >> as the member designated by congresswoman hartzler of missouri, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that congresswoman hartzler will vote nay on passage of h.res. 838. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> madam chairman, as the member
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designated by mr. rush from illinois, a proud fellow roosevelt university alum, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on h.res. 838. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. posey of florida, i inform the house that mr. posey will vote nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by miss kathleen rice of new york, i inform the house that miss rice will vote yes on h.res. 838. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from indiana seek recognition? mrs. walorski: as the member designated by mr. baird of indiana, i inform the house that mr. baird will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. green, i inform the house that mr. green will vote yes on h.res. 838.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> maments, as the member designated by -- madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. hagedorn of minnesota-01, i inform the house that mr. hagedorn will be voting nay and also madam speaker, as the member designated by me moore -- by mr. moore, district 1 utah, mr. moore will be voting nay also. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition. >> as the member designated by mr. defazio of oregon, i inform the house that mr. defazio votes yes on h.res. 838. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from west virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mrs. lesko of arizona, i inform the house that mrs. lesko will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does think -- does
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the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. underwood of illinois, i inform the house that ms. underwood will vote yes on h.res. 838. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. russ fulcher of idaho, i inform the house that mr. fulcher will vote nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new hampshire seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. meng, i inform the house that ms. meng will vote yes on h.res. 838.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition?
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>> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. grijalva, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote yes on h.res. 838. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from massachusetts seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. frankel, i inform the house that ms. frankel will vote yes on h.res. 838. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. crist of florida, i inform the house that mr. crist will vote yea on h.res. 838. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by -- as the member designated
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by mr. kehele, i inform the house that mr. kehele will vote yes on h.res. 838. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. connolly: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. kind of wisconsin, i inform the house that mr. kind will vote aye on h.res. 838. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. sires, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on h.res. 838. and as the member designated by mr. donald payne, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on h.res. 838. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentlelady from michigan seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. lawrence, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mrs. lawrence will vote yes on h.res. 838. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. wenstrup of ohio, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. wenstrup will vote no on the rule. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. lawson, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes on h.res. 838. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. demings, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mrs. demings will vote yea on h.res. 838 .
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by congress member vargas, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that congress member vargas will vote yes on h.res. 838. mr. correa: as the member designated by congress member norma torres, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that congress member norma torres will vote yes on h.res. 838.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from connecticut rise? mrs. hayes: as the member designated by ms. wilson, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on h.res. 838 .
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 21, the nays are -- 219, the nays are 213.
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the resolution is adopted. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table .
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for what purpose does the gentleman from nevada seek recognition? >> madam speaker, pursuant to husband resolution 838, i call up s.110 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 610. an act to address behavioral health and well-being among health care professionals. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 838, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of rules committee print 117-22 is adopted and the bill as amended is considered read. the bill as amended shall be debatable for 60 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on ways and means, or their respective designees. the gentleman from nevada, mr. horsford, and the gentleman from texas, mr. brady, each will control 30 minutes. the chair recognizes the
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gentleman from nevada. mr. horsford: thank you, madam speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and to insert extraneous material on s. 610. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. horsford: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. horsford: i rise in mr. horse spored feather i rise in support of s. 610, the protecting american farmers from sequester cut which will extend additional relief to medicare provides for the 2022, to support provides for the the covid-19 public health emergency. in 2019, the centers for medicare and medicaid services made changes to how different physicians services were valued relative to one another in the medicare payment system. while physicians performing many
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primary care services saw and increase in payments as a result of these changes, other providers saw fairly substantial reductions which were not phasedin that is why last year, congress provided a 3.75% increase in the medicare conversion factor as a transition to the providers that were most affected. this legislation continues that glide path. with a 3%, one-year increase in the medicare conversion factor providing a bump in payments. with the new covid variant emerging here in the united states, this will be important support for our frontline workers. this legislation also eliminates the medicare sequester, the 2% cut slated to take effect in january, and instead provides a glide path by fully eliminating the cut in the first quarter and phasing it down to 1% in the
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second quarter. lastly, the legislation imposes a one-year delay on clinical laboratory reductions and a radiation oncology payment mod tole provide additional time to adjust to these policies. these commonsense provisions were also included in the legislation that i'm proud to have introduced earlier today along with my colleague, congresswoman schrier. these provisions have strong support from the medical community, physicians, and hospitals because those in the health care field recognize that we must ensure providers have the support that they need to care for patients as we continue to bat they will coves 19 pandemic. a letter from 20 surgical groups notice, and i quote, we urge congress to pass the protecting medicare and american farmers from sequester cuts act to mitigate the 2022 medicare payment cuts.
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this legislation will also provide a procedure for the senate to raise the debt ceiling. this deal was struck by senate republican leader mcconnell. as much as my colleagues across the aisle may claim, this is not about new spending. increasing the debt ceiling will prevent us from defaulting on debt we already owe. it's about investments that congress previously improved. in fact, 97% of the current debt was accumulated before president biden assumed office. this vote is about protecting the full faith and credit of the united states of america. a default would spell disaster. nearly 50 million seniors could stop receiving social security checks for a period of time, troops could go unpaid, millions of families who rely on their monthly child tax credit, a tax cut, could see delays.
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our current economic recovery could reverse into recession with billions of dollars of growth and millions of jobs lost. according to an analysis by moody's analytics chief economist mark zandy, the recession would wipe out as many as six million jobs and erase $15 trillion in household wealth. so i'm proud to stand in strong support of this bipartisan agreement that will end the specter of default looming over the american economy and the american people. i urge my colleagues to support this responsible measure and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. brady: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognize. mr. brady p.c. today ought to be a rare day for bipartisanship on behalf of patients and health care providers across america.
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but sadly, it is another day for democrats' partisanship. providing needed funding for our medicare providers, our local doctors and hospitals, especially as we recover from the pandemic is just commonsense. we should be on the same page. in fact we are. as early as a few hours ago. where republicans also introduced legislation to help our health care providers. but instead, democrats have decided to push a very partisan agenda that has led to crisis after crisis, including the one we address today. our border communities are overwhelmed. bidenflation is robbing american paycheck, the president has mishandled the economy so badly he's already nearly a million jobs short of his promises from his last $2 trillion spending binge. and now patients and doctors are being held hostage to pave the way for trillions more reckless spending that most americans
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don't even want. regrettably, democrats are politicizing needed funding for americans' health care with the poison pill that provides the process for lifting this debt ceiling, absolutely unrelated. and using patients and access to local doctors as leverage to increase the national debt on our children and grandchildren. last month, knowing this was coming, republicans on the ways and means committee called for a hearing, a bipartisan hearing, to address the issues around our doctors. and our health care providers. and reimbursing. in a letter we wrote to our democrat colleagues who we believe share the same concerns and said, quote, if the stability of health care providers is in fact still a priority for you, let's hold a hearing so we can discuss a legislative solution going forward to maintain patient access to local providers. instead, once again, my democrat colleagues are choosing to go it alone because seemingly they're
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obsessed with spending taxpayer dollars wastefully. we know there's bipartisan support for doctors. we should do a stand-alone bill. but the truth is house republicans can't support using patients and access to local doctors as leverage to increase the national debt on our children. we know there is bipartisan support for providers and we know this could stand alone as a bill. unfortunately, this is not the path our democrats have chosen. make no mistake this debt ceiling is being lifted to pay for trillions of wasteful socialist spending. this debt ceiling is limited -- is increased until 2023. all to accommodate trillions of wasteful spending. and americans know it. the committee for responsible federal budget has noted the president -- that president biden's build back better bill will cost nearly $5 trillion. while the president and others continue to claim falsely that
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this costs $0. unfortunately for the president and for the taxpayers, who have to foot the bill, the "washington post" fact checker found this claim false and misleading. false and misleading. they said it takes some dubious gimmicks to help disguise the true cost of president biden's agenda. and these gimmicks are just to justify paying for absolute waste. democrats give away hundreds of billions of dollars to special interests and the wealthy. literally sending government checks to the top 1%. and the biggest corporations. democrats protect so-called green companies from their new minimum tax. wealthy individuals with up to half a million dollars in income every year enjoy their own green welfare including a 12.5 -- a 12,500 check from single moms and working americans so they can buy the wealthy a luxury
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electric vehicle. democrats force -9d 0% of americans who don't join a union to subsidize the few who do. democrats provide special loopholes and tax cuts for special interests like trial lawyers. democrats would increase the $10,000 salt cap providing wealthy taxpayers with a windfall of a quarter of a trillion dollars to help the wealthy. two out of three millionaires get a tax cut, one out of three middle class families get a tax hike. where are their priorities? and democrats' tax and spending spree will more than double american's chances of being audited as it targets lower and middle income earners to make sure they pay, quote, their fair share. this proposal and that proposal will lead to an additional $1.2 million -- an additional 1 . 2 million i.r.s. audit focused on then middle class.
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we'll see billions of dollars in taxes on main street small businesses. what does it men for americans? more than double the chance of being audited, not just for the rich. americans ought to take a step back and see what we're doing tonight as shameful. that's what it is. the democrats are threatening to hold up payments for local doctors and health care providers as they fight out of the pandemic so democrats can pay for measures they claim we need because of the pandemic. we've gone from never letting a crisis go to waste to never letting a crisis get in the way of waste. this debt ceiling didn't have to happen this way. house democrats have known this day was coming for two years. never bothered to pass a budget. never passed appropriations bill. failed to have any bipartisanship discussion. here we are at the last minute. madam speaker, commonsense americans will not let their
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doctors and health care providers being hold -- to be held hostage to this debt ceiling crisis. we strongly urge a no vote on this bill. with that, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from nevada is recognized. mr. horsford: madam speaker, i now recognize the chair of the energy and commerce committee, the distinguished gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone, for two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pallone: thank you, madam speaker. i rise in strong support of this bipartisan legislation that will continue to guarantee access to health care providers as we confront the covid-19 pandemic. nothing could be more important to our seniors than making sure that they have access to doctors during this time. and i heard with my colleague on the republican side -- what my colleague on the republican side said but i want to assure everyone that what we're talking about here is making sure our seniors can access a doctor. that there are doctors available to help them during the covid-19
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pandemic. since the beginning of the pandemic, congress has provided relief to medicare providers by waiving a 2% cut in payments created as part of sequestration. this legislation will continue waiving those cuts. it also protects medicare and other federal programs by preventing any cuts from occurring as a result of pay-go results. the legislation provides additional relief to health care providers by increasing payments under medicare's physician fee schedule next year and increasing reimbursements for lab and oncology services. we have to understand that provide verse to keep their doors open. labs have to be open. during this difficult time when providers are being stretched to the limit, labs, oncology service, everything is being stretched to the limb if congress does not take action now and pass this bill then some health care providers will face significant reductions in payment and that has an impact on our seniors on their ability to get services. so this legislation is important
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for the seniors. it's important for our constituents. it has bipartisan and bicameral support and i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting it tonight. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. brady: thank you, madam speaker. i'm proud to yield one minute to the republican leader of the tax policy subcommittee, the gentleman from nebraska, mr. smith. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: thank you, madam speaker. here we are again, late at night, debating last-minute legislation needed to fix problems the current majority created. when considered alongside the ongoing covid pandemic widespread work force concerns and the cloud of uncertainty created by unnecessary vaccine mandates, it is clear the combined effects of upcoming medicare reimbursement cuts are a critical threat to our medical system.
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while i commend the efforts made over the last few days to draft solution which address the concerns of health care providers, instead of coming together to pass a bipartisan compromise we again find the majority attaching controversial, unrelated material to this bill. tonight, the majority has chosen to jeopardize urgent relief for health care provide wears political gimmicks relating to the debt ceiling and pay-go issues we saw coming from miles away. i'm disappointed to see yet another erosion of the rules and precedents of congress. i urge all members to oppose this bill and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas reserves. the gentleman from nevada is recognized. mr. horsford: i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. brady: thank you, madam speaker. proud to yield four minutes to the republican leader of the budget committee, the gentleman and member of the ways and means committee, the gentleman from missouri, mr. smith. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: thank you, madam speaker.
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i want to thank the gentleman from texas for yielding. what a mess, madam speaker. truly what a mess. just about nine months ago, i stood on this floor when we were debating the biden bailout bill and i warned the gentleman from nevada how much his state, how much his seniors in his state, was going to lose and in medicare cuts. i said i said it state by state with everyone who spoke. everyone on that side of the aisle, madam speaker, they act like it wouldn't happen. they still wanted to spend $2 trillion. but guess what. reality has set in. and we're here and unless you try to wipe away the scorecard for your reckless spending, seniors are going to have cuts. why? because of a law that democrats
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passed in 2010. the pay go act. nancy pelosi loved the act then. president obama signed that act into law, madam speaker. you guys just want to wipe the slate clean. madam speaker, we're here today for two reasons. first, because democrats blew up a bipartisan agreement this afternoon, this afternoon, and second is because there are looming cuts to seniors and farmers. and to programs that millions of americans rely on because of reckless democrat spending. republicans have warned since march that these cuts would happen. in fact, the $2 trillion biden bailout bill that democrats rammed through congress is what
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triggered a sizable portion of these cuts in the first place under the paygo act. their bailout bill is the largest, it is the largest trawnch of spending -- tranch of spending ever added to a paygo scorecard in the history of congress. in the history of congress. the $2 trillion expenditure back in march. speaker pelosi said in 2009 that pay as you go budgeting, quote, will help return our nation to sound fiscal health, closed quote. it was president obama who signed paygo into law like i stated but now that democrats' deficit spending is forcing cuts, they're singing a much different tune. in fact, just today, just today the chairman of the house budget committee said, quote, about paygo, it has never been an
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effective tool of fiscal policy, closed quote. so which is it? the fact is democrats should be working in a bipartisan way to protect seniors from these cuts. including those stemming from the budget control act sequester and the medicare physician fee schedule. but in typical fashion, democrats have decided to abandon bipartisanship and just kick the can down the road over and over again. we can stop these cuts but we should do it in a responsible way. one that addresses wasteful spending and puts in place some commonsense reforms. how about rescinding money from the biden bailout bill that is fueling inflation? maybe congress kotiten up our laws -- could titan up our -- tighten up our laws. or put commonsense work requirements in place for federal programs so american
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businesses can rope. legislation i've introduced today does just that. and i would hope my colleagues across the aisle would support this effort to save seniors -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. tom brady i yield an additional minute. the speaker pro tempore: diswrat is recognized. mr. smith: thank you, madam speaker. to save seniors and others from cuts. including those cuts democrats have directly caused with their reckless spending this year. since the beginning of this congress, house democrats have passed $7 trillion in new spending. we have an inflation crisis, a border crisis, an energy crisis and democrats also choose to create a debt limit crisis that they want republicans to spend solve. one party, one rule, this is what you get. well, we have been clear from the beginning. if democrats are going to pursue
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a partisan agenda that adds trillions to the debt, they can find the votes to raise the debt limit themselves. republicans will not co-sign alone to enact a radical socialist agenda. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. members are reminded to direct their comments to the chair. the gentleman from nevada is recognized. mr. horsford: madam speaker, i just remind the gentleman, when we talk about bipartisanship, this side of the aisle worked in a bipartisan way to pass a bipartisan infrastructure and jobs investment act that only 13 republicans on the other side voted in favor of. more than 200 republicans on the other side voted against. tonight we are providing a solution to protect the health care providers in my home state of nevada, in states all across the country, including in the prior speaker's home state of
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missouri. if he won't vote to fix that problem, i will. because this is about solving a problem, not creating another one. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas is recognized. tom brady thank you, madam speaker. i'm proud to yield two minutes to the gentleman from texas, leader of the doctor caucus, who worked to put these solutions together, from texas, dr. burgess. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. burgess: i thank my friend for yielding. look, i'm on the energy and commerce committee. i'm on the budget committee. i'm on the rules committee. but i'm also co-chair of the house republican doctors' caucus. last week the surgeon general of the united states asked if he could come and talk to us and we made that a bipartisan meeting. we included doctors -- democrats who are physicians as well in that meeting. the doctor was concerned primarily about physician
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burnout. he's encountered a lot of it since he's re-assumed his role as a surgeon general, the nation's top doctor. we shared with the surgeon general, one of the principle drivers, yes, the pandemic has been a problem. cutting down elective surgeries in the pandemic and clogging the cash flow in offices was a problem. but one of the real drivers of physician burnout today is constant, constant and -- constant haggling and no solution over these cuts. a year ago we were here on this floor talking about a $9 -- a 9.4% cut in medicare reimuser about -- reimbursement rates. at the last minute god came out of the machine and saved the nation's doctors but here we are again. we knew this was coming. it wasn't a mystery. we could have had hearings, as ranking member brady has pointed out, we could have had hearings in our committee. but we chose not to. we chose to squander that time
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and now the surgeon general is concerned about burnout in the nation's physicians corps and here's the problem. they're burned out because we won't answer their calls we won't solve their problems. we have an opportunity to do it. i ask for the rules committee for an amendment to -- let's divide the question. we don't have to do the debt limit and the doc fix at the same time. let's divide the question and let members have the freedom to vote on this issue and vote their conscience and let doctors all over this country know who stands with them and who is against them. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from nevada is recognized. mr. horsford: i reserve at this time. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. brady: may i ask, is the gentleman prepared to close? mr. horsford: we have one further speaker. mr. brady: excuse me?
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mr. horsford: we have one further speaker. mr. brady: i would reserve at this time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. mr. horsford: at this time -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from nevada is recognized. mr. horsford: thank you, madam speaker. at this time i would yield one minute to the gentlelady from the great state of texas, representative sheila jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. jackson lee: if there's one thing that we have heard so often, it's doctors who have sack tiesed during -- sacrificed during this period of pandemic, who maintained their offices and we often hear in public settings and private settings about the cuts that they're expecting and how much it will undermine the work that they do, their offices, expenses. i'm very glad that rather than talking, that the democrats are working together to ensure that
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the medicare sequester payments will not occur and that we will protect against that, as we will do for the farmers. but here's the point. the pandemic continues, private doctors in private practice are trying to survive. this is a crucial decision and relief that is long overdue. i want to be able to say to my physicians, democrats care and we hope my colleagues on the other side of the aisle will do as much talking about doctors and medicine and health care as they will enacting. tonight we need to act. to provide the safety net for these physicians. i support this legislation, the supporting the health care providers during this covid-19 pandemic act. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. brady: thank you, madam speaker. if the gentleman from nevada is prepared to close, i am as well. mr. horsford: i'm prepared to close. mr. brady: great, thank you. i reserve my -- yield myself
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such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. brady: the claim we just heard, that only democrats want to prevent these cuts to our local doctors and the hospitals is just nonsense. democrats and republicans have worked hard together to extend the moratorium on sequester cuts on our providers, our doctors and hospitals, to provide a 3% payment to increase for our physicians, to make sure that in the administration's proposals to help increase reimbursement for primary care physicians, you don't cut the payment for specialty doctors who many of them were hurt so hard during covid. we also worked with our democrat colleagues to delay for a year the proposed cuts by this administration on our labs, in our oncologists and worked together to make sure other cuts didn't occur.
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and all that happened together, but not at this time, and all that bipartisanship was all on track up until a few hours ago. my democrat colleagues decided they would hold this hostage, this health care reimbursements for doctors and hospitals hostage for their debt ceiling crisis that they created. it really is, i think, in a day and age where we've seen this one party rule for an entire year, the arrogance of this power go to their heads, it's unfortunate that they couldn't continue to work just like a few hours longer together with republicans to provide help to our physicians, our hospitals. this bill ought to be a stand-alone bill. we shouldn't never hold them hostage for their spending spree and socialist agenda.
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unfortunately that's what our democrat colleagues have done today. we've introduced the legislation as republicans that mirrors our democrat colleagues because we believe so strongly together. unfortunately one party ruler to this -- rule tore this apart. that's why the the american public is going to return the majority of this house to republicans in the next election and why president biden's approval ratings is at a terribly low, the disapproval of 57%. it's unfortunate. we ought to be working together on that. i'd be glad to yield 15 seconds to the lady. the gentlelady. ms. jackson lee: i thank my good friend. the 15 seconds i will take. you can't provide for the doctors if you don't provide an increase in the debt ceiling. you know that. we have to pay our bills and paying the doctors and making sure that they are protected includes doing the action that we're doing. join us in doing that. mr. brady: thank you. reclaiming my time.
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our colleagues have known for two years this debt ceiling was here. never passed a budget, never passed appropriations bill, let this crisis occur and built it time after time after time again when we could easily have come together. by the way, our democrat colleagues hold the house, they hold the senate, they hold the white house. they have the power to pass the debt ceiling and have had that time for the entire year. so to my democrat friends, you can try to sell this snake oil all you want but the truth of the matter is, you wrecked a bipartisan agreement for your debt ceiling crisis. that's what we're voting on today. republicans' support for health care providers. we won't allow them to be held hostage to this debt ceiling crisis. with that, i urge strong opposition to this bill and urge our democrat kreels -- colleagues someday to work with us. just work together on these issues. with that, i yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the
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balance of his time. the time of the gentleman from nevada is recognized. mr. horsford: thank you, madam speaker. i'll just close by stating that yes, democrats are delivering. we're delivering for the american people. we're delivering in the time of a pandemic. we're delivering to restore public confidence in our public institutions and to help our economy recover. this bill is about important and responsible measures to deliver for the american people. when td the majority, they chose to spend their time giving tax cuts to the very wealthy and big corporations that provided little benefit to average americans and to small businesses. now, with democrats in charge, we are delivering for the american people.
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so i urge my colleagues to support this measure and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time all the time for debate has expired. pursuant to house resolution 8, the previous question is ordered on the bill as amended. the question is on the third reading of the bill. those in favor, say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it, third reading. the clerk: senate 610, an act to address behavioral health among health care professionals. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on passage of the bill. those in favor, say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. pursuant to section 3 of house resolution 8. yeas and nays are ordered
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pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings are postponed.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek recognition? >> pursuant to house resolution 838 i call up senate bill 1605 and ask for immediate consideration in the house. the clerk: senate 1605, an act to designate the post memorial at 1912 and for other purposes.
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pursuant to house resolution 838, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the rule committee print is adopted and the bill as amended is considered read. the bill as amended shall be debatable for 60 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member on the committee of armed services. the gentleman from washington, mr. smith, and the gentleman from alabama, mr. rogers, each will control 30 minutes. mr.smith: i ask that members may have five legislative days to include extraneous material. i yield myself five minutes. first of all, i want to thank all the people involved in this
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process. certainly, the staff of the armed services committee, our bipartisan staff work incredit apply hard to put the bill together to get it through our committee process off the floor and in the negotiation process that has led to this final bill. and i think it is an important process because it includes so many people. throughout the house and throughout the senate, members who have concerns in a wide range of policy areas have the opportunity to have those concerns heard. when you add it all up, all the different proposals that have come at us, you are well north of the thousand different ideas that have been sent our way and the staff has worked to come up with the best solution. this is an unbelievely process it is representative democracy and this bill truly reflects that. it is a bipartisan, bicameral
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product that took into account every single opinion that it could. the number one thing that i want to make sure that people are aware of is how important the armed services' job over oversight and making sure that the men and women who serve our country have everything they need to carry out the migs that we asked them to do. that is what our committee does. a whole lot of other issues get involved but at its core that is what we are focused on. there are hundreds of provisions to make sure it gets done well. one of the major challenges is dealing with the rapid pace of technology and getting the pentagon to adapt the innovative technologies that we need to meet our national security threats and those these are real with what is on going between
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russia and ukraine as we deal with ex pan shonift china and terrorist groups. technology is crucial to meeting those threats. there was a commission on artificial intelligence run by two gentlemen. jim langevin worked on that. a number of proposes are dealing air better job. we had a task on supply chain concerns which we heard so much about and a number of provisions are in this bill. that is what we do. there are a lot of other issues and we are talking about the things we disagree about which makes sense because you get through the sense and get down to the really tough sense. i hope that will people don't lose track of how important this
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important piece of legislation is with the work we do to support the national security and national defense of this country. this is an outstanding bill that needs to get passed and one of the few bills that consistently passes every year and only bill, so we have a lot of issues outside of committees. i forget of how many proposals we have had but at the end of the day, we got 40% of them including the final product and we are happy to do that because it advances issues. but we can't carry them all and there is a bipartisan agreement. if you didn't get what you wanted out of this but look at what is on going and the single most important thing is we finally reform our military code of justice with how it deals with sexual assault.
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a stain to this day that we haven't protected the servicemembers that have faced sexual crimes in the military. this is the most transformational change we have done. we create a special victims' prosecutor who will have the expertise and the focus to determine what crimes should be charged and prosecute those crimes effectively. a lot of people have worked on it. no one has done more than jackie speier. of all those people who worked on it and there is a lot of differences of opinion how to do it and and slightly differently there. this is the agreement that we can get done and get passed and it is transformational in what it does. it is also, i believe, crucial
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in dealing with one of the major issues we face in the military and that is diversity. i yield myself an additional minute. the diversity problem we have with recruitment, promotion and how is it carried out with regard to people of color. this bill will give us the opportunity to set up a whole set of crimes that are under new authority of fixing that problem. i know some people would like to add more crimes to that and we had that debate and this is huge. biggest change and worthy of our support. i want to thank mr. rogers, the ranking member on this committee, the bipartisan, bicameral work would not be possible without leadership on both sides and i couldn't ask for a better partner and and i highly recommend this bill and i urge everyone to vote in favor.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. rogers: i rise in strong support of the national defense act and i want to start off by saying chairman smith has been a real leader on this effort. he has had obstacle after obstacle for months and continued to be a real advocate for the legislation, but also trying to make sure we get in a good place and i couldn't ask for a better partner. the bill before us has strong bipartisan, bicameral support. over the last year, we have seen the best of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. ma gave their lives so others would have a chance at a better life. our military is the greatest
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force or good the world has ever seen. providing the resources that our servicemembers need to defend our nation is the greatest responsibility we have here in congress. we accomplish that responsibility with the bill before us today. it provides an additional $25 billion over the president's request reversing the cuts. this bill ensures our war fighters are the best equipped and puts our servicemembers first and providing a pay raise and expanding benefits to families and puts american workers first. and it begins divesting in legacy systems that will not help us did he tear -- and artificial intelligence and quawpt umh computing that will help us stay ahead. russia and china are modernizing their military.
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china is outpacing with advancements in weapon systems. we have seen china use its military to push out its borders and threaten its allies and gain footholds in new territories. and this makes critical advancements in new systems capable of surviving and includes provisions that will remove china from our defense supply chain and reaffirms our supports to allies in the region. in eastern europe, russia is on the march again. putin is environs massing a and this makes on the initiative and provides $300 million, $75 million of which is legal aid. threats from china and russia are not the only ones we face.
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so we must continue to take the fight to them. with strong investments and new capabilities, this bill enables our war fighters to do that. we are horrified by the disastrous withdrawal from afghanistan. this bill includes provisions to provide accountability and ensure we honor the 2, 500 americans who gave their lives to keep our nation safe. this is a carefully crafted agreement. vote in favor of this bill. and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time the gentleman from washington is recognized. mr.smith: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from california, mr. garamendi. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for two minutes. gar good thank you, madam
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speaker. the fiscal 2022 is enormous both by members and staff. i would like to thank chairman smith and ranking member rogers and the staff who have worked long hours putting this year's ndaa together. . well as all the members of the subcommittee. in addition, i'd like to thank the committee staff for their many hours of work in preparing this mark, or this legislation. in particular the staff of the readiness subcommittee, janey, ian, michelle, melanie, david, jay, wendell, whitney and nahidine. i'm particularly proud of the many priority issues for the
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readiness subcommittee that are reflected in this final bill. of note, this bill represents a continuation of the work to address the vulnerabilities of installations, as well as energy resiliency. all of this in the response to climate change. we also are prioritizing efforts to address the contested logistics involving near-pier competitors. this bill strengthens the operational energy program by requiring the department of defense to create a working group to enhance integration of the military department's energy initiatives into operational planning, platform development and to compound the many challenges associated with congested -- contested and congested logistics. it also represents a step forward in our work to ensure the safety of our military and civilian personnel, that is a top priority for the department. in fiscal 2022 ndaa establishes
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the joint safety council, requires the department of defense to develop plan -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. smith: i yield the gentleman an additional 15 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized -- the gentleman from washington is yielding how much time? mr. smith: 15 seconds. mr. garamendi: ready, set, go. the bill also takes important steps to improving the quality of family life dealing with housing, child development centers, notably $517 million in this bill for pfas, madam speaker. in an effort to increase transparency and provide information. finally the bill takes key steps to control the costs of expensive programs. with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. >> madam speaker, i'd like to yield two minutes to my friend and colleague from ohio, mr. turner, who is not only the ranking member on the strategic forces subcommittee, but has spent years leading the effort for us to get to meaningful way
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to deal with sexual assault in the military, which this bill does. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized for two minutes. michael turner i want to -- mr. turner: i want to thank the ranking member. i rise in support of the fiscal year 2022 national defense authorization act. i want to thank chairman smith, ranking member rodgers and of course chairman of this strategic forces subcommittee, jim cooper, for once again delivering a national defense authorization act in a bipartisan manner. this is, as the chairman was saying, the one time a year that we all come together in this -- and that's counter to the narrative you see in washington that this truly is a bipartisan product. i want to thank the committee staff for continuing that culture. d.o.d. leaders have made it clear that we must do more to deter adversaries. i'm confident that this bill will do that, countering both russia and china. that the ranking member of the strategic forces subcommittee i'm particularly proud of the progress this bill makes on the issues of nuclear modernization missile defense in space, specifically the bill fully funds our triad modernization program to include the ground-based strategic deterrent, the long range standoff weapon, the b-83
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graphickity extension. the bill prohibits the retirement or reconversion of the warhead, requires the integration of the lrso air launch cruise missile with the b-22 bomber and creates a floor. a missile defense that fully funds the next generation and supports our homeland missile defense outpaces the north korean icbm threat and funds guam and interceptors. on space we continue to push for declassification of programs that will help us counter china and russia. i want to thank the ranking member for his comments and the chairman for the work in this bill that's done to try to deter and prevent sexual assault. madam speaker, this ndaa bolsters our national security. it improvings the lives of our service members and it will help us counter the theres of china and russia -- the threats of china and russia.
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i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington is recognized. mr. smith: thank you, madam speaker. i'm pleased to yield 2 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from connecticut and chairman of the sea power and projection forces subcommittee, mr. courtney. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from connecticut is recognized for 2 1/2 minutes. mr. courtney: thank you, madam speaker. i rise in strong support of the 2022 national defense authorization act which is before us this evening. as chair of the sea power projection forces subcommittee this bill is proof our panel upheld its duty under article i section 8 to provide and maintain a navy. our bill authorizes 13 new ships, continuing our tradition to independently scrub the budget and augment our navy fleet responsibly. within that total we support the rapid deployment of equipment and personnel. the agreement also reflects our panel's ongoing efforts to recapitalize our aging sea lift. the bill authorizes the new sea lift tanker security program, an initiative our panel started last year to meet gaps in our at-sea refueling capability.
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it also re-authorizes a vessel to boost maritime training and sea lift capacity. later this week the historic philly shipyard will lay keel for the first of the series of nsmv's which is tangible proof our nation can we build its fleet with our domestic ship building industrial base. to that end this agreement rejects the request to further our reliance on used foreign bill sea lift ships. of particular note is the mark onioned sea capabilities which at the end of the day is the most effective path to deter the pacing threat of china. look no further than the recent security agreement between the u.s., u.k. and australia whose centerpiece is building a new fleet of aussie and nuclear powered submarines. this ndaa funds two pre-year class subs and full production of the columbia program. it also includes the house provisions of $200 million for new facility, $130 million for new supplier development. this will increase production capacity to help both our allies and our navy to maintain
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dominance in the undersea dough maifnlt i want it thank -- domain. i want to thank the members on the subcommittee for their great bipartisan work building. the ndaa this year as well as chairman smith and ranking member rodgers. i also want to thank phil and dave and kelly for their great staff work and lieutenant commander matt harman, my navy fellow, who was sadly leaving us soon. his really solid contribution was instrumental in terms of the work that our subcommittee was able to produce. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington reserves his time. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. rogers: thank you, madam speaker. i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentleman from virginia, mr. wittman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized for two minutes. mr. wittman: thank you, madam speaker. i want to thank mr. rodgers for yielding. ladies and gentlemen, our national security is in jeopardy. russia literally has over 100,000 troops sitting on ukraine's door step. iran continues to threaten the viability of israel and other regional nations and china's prepared to bully the asean
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nations into submission and declare their regional i had gemny on hong kong and the entire region. just this year china surpassed the united states in battle force ships and is rapidly approaching parity in our combat aircraft. do we have the courage to stand up to these regional tie ran thes? do we oppose an iranian regime who threatens to destabilize neighboring countries while they seek nuclear capabilitys? or even do we seek to appease a north korea who continues to threaten south korea and even the united states with their nuclear expansion? our nation sits at the press if is of a national -- precipice of a national security inflexion point. i know which path our nation should selection and -- select and i'm emboldened to make sure our nation is prepared to choose at a time of our choosing that will be in the best interest of our nation. a strong national defense is necessary to preserve our democratic ideals and the nations who seek to live free from subs gaition and oppression. that is why i am particularly pleased that we have rejected a multitude of national security
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objectives proposed by the biden administration. this bill authorizes the 20% increase to ship construction, partially rejects an ill-advised divest to invest strategy and blocks a multitude of poison pills that were tacked onto this bill. i want to thank ranking member rodgers and his leadership during the top line debate this year. we are adopting his authorization mission today, a vision that ensures real growth for defense. also want to particularly thank chairman smith and chairman courtney for their approach to national security and their desire to reach a bipartisan consensus, doing what's in the best interest of our nation. my friends, this is a good bill worthy of support. it send as strong message to our democrat partners and allies that the united states stands with countries that oppose regional higeminy. we need to pass a national defense authorization and ensure our national security. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama reserves his time. the gentleman from washington is
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recognized. mr. smith: thank you, madam speaker. i'm pleased to yield two minutes to the gentleman from rhode island, chair of the cyber innovative technologies and information systems subcommittee, mr. langevin. mr. langevin: i thank the gentleman for yielding. madam speaker, i rise today in strong support of the national defense authorization act. i want to begin by congratulating and thanking chairman smith and ranking member rogers. thanks to the work of my subcommittee, this legislation includes a significant increase in early stage research. our research enterprise has always ensured our technological superiority. it's how we won the space race. today as the battle fields expands into cyberspace and outerspace, we face a more aggressive russia and china and i'm proud that congress has unlocked funds for hypersonic
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defense, directed energy, quantum computing, biotechnology so we never send our war fighters into a fair fight. madam speaker, i am proud this bill includes recommendations from the national security commission on artificial intelligence, including funds to accelerate the deployment of new technology to the war fighter. i'm also proud in our first year as a subcommittee that security and innovative technology information subcommittee, we've made significant investments in our cybersecurity forces to set a force for improvinged governance within the department and continue to strengthen department of homeland security cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency. the ndaa also fully funds key national security platforms. the virginia class and columbia class submarine programs. i want to thank the rhode islanders who built our nation's submarines and make our country safer. finally, this bill funds installation resilience projects to address the ongoing threat from climate change.
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these achievements would not have been possible without the work of my subcommittee staff and personal staff. i want to thank michael, josh, troy, caroline and julian and former staffers. i urge all of my colleagues to support this bipartisan commitment to national security. again, i thank the chairman and ranking member and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. roj rodges -- roj rodges at this -- mr. rogers: at this time i yield one minute to the gentleman from texas, mr. jackson. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. jackson: thank you, sir. madam speaker, i rise in support of a critical piece of legislation that comes before congress each year. the national defense authorization act. first i want to thank ranking member rogers and his staff for their outstanding leadership in this effort. this bill modernizes our force, give as well-deserved raise to our service members, and provides them with the equipment they need to compete with china, russia and iran.
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for the 13th district of texas, this bill will protect the nuclear triad, it will modernize the plan in amarillo and it will support training done at shepherd air force base in wichita falls it. also included provisions that i authored to put service members first and ensure the safety of our service members. this pushes back on the unconstitutional vaccine mandates and holds the biden administration accountable for its failed afghanistan withdrawal. just as important there are some notable provisions that are not included. this bill does not contain harmful provisions that threaten the second amendment and it does not require our daughters to register for the draft. bottom line this bill is a win for the military, a win for the texas 13th congressional district and task force win for this country. madam speaker, i yield back. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama reserves. the gentleman from washington is recognized. mr. smith: thank you, madam speaker. i'm pleased to yield two minutes
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to the gentleman from new jersey, chair of the tactical, land, air forces committee, mr. norcross. mr. norcross: i thank the members for thing -- bringing this bill to the floor. this is a chance to pass the act. mr. speaker, this bill contains the subcommittee's long tradition of bipartisan work to make america's armed forces continue to be the best in the world. i commend the hard work by the members, certainly our staff and everyone else in this rather unusual, complicated and demanding year. i especially want to thank ranking member mrs. hartzler for her leadership and commitment to this bill. our bipartisan corporation in the house once again paid dividends in delivering a defense bill that meets modernizations readiness and the needs of our air and land
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forces. madam speaker, this bill carefully manages our military resources while increasing our congressional oversight. and d.o.d.'s large, complex and expensive program. certainly this is something that demands our attention and it certainly has. while this bill includes significant compromises, many of which i personally tonight agree with, this is a good bill and it furthers america's national security needs. i urge everyone to support this bill and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington reserves. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. rogers: i yield one minute to mr. crawford from arkansas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized mr. crawford: i rise in support of the 2022ndaa. the bill was interviewed and
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members interviewed amendments. as members arrived in washington and realized they had eight hours to review and vote on a 2100-page bill. this has become too familiar with the democrats. i will support our men and women in uniform. those who serve in the army as i once did are adequately to serve. i will work hard to achieve this process and i'm voting in favor of the legislation because of the the pay raises and provisions to hold the biden administration accountable on its irresponsible with dahl from afghanistan and the involvement the chinese communist party and the aggressive behavior around the world. i hope next year we will absorb the providings to make sure --
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired the gentleman from alabama reserves. the gentleman from washington. mr.smith: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from arizona. >> i rise in support of this bill. i'm proud we in the house and senate completed our work and reached bipartisan consensus. this this bill has multiple provisions and and deepen relationships with key allies. i'm proud of the provisions. such operation forces and our bill creates by expanding information sharing with allies
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and partners and breaking down. this enhances our war firefighters to counter china and russia in the information environment. the bill authorizes and and support operations and continued use of small innovation research. our bill authorizes $105 million increase to enhance our efforts in fighting biological threats and develop countermeasures such as vaccines. and finally, the bill strengthens alliancees like taiwan and europe the and will provide with latvia and
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lithuania. i want to thank my ranking member and staff, shannon, jessica, zachary as well as my m.o.a. michelle. colleagues, in addition to me and the challenges, 2.7% pay raise. and combat extremism. it is a good bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired the gentleman from washington reserves. the gentlemanfrom alabama. mr. rogers: i would like to recognize the gentleman from wisconsin. >> i stand in support of the national defense authorization act. this includes a top line budget for ship buildings, missile defense and a number of other priorities that will ensure the
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national defense of our great neighing. the n dmp arch a will improve the lives and by authorizing the military basic pay raise of $2.7% and reenforces the commitment to the military family to increase parental leave and expand the pilot program and with special needs' children and provides comprehensive reform. requires the department of standardized the military education across the joint force and report to congress on the fume of military infected and it increases funding for covid-19 vaccine research and providing for treatment and research of the havana treatment. this is an outstanding ndaa and
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i thank both of you for your efforts working together to preserve the bipartisan spirit of this committee. i want to thank the chairwoman of the military subcommittee, ms. speier. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama reserves. the gentleman from washington is recognized. mr.smith: i yield two minutes to the chair of the military personnel subcommittee, ms. speier. ms. speier: this helmet has been on my shelf in my office for nine years. it has the signatures of 68 military servicemembers who have been sexually assaulted and it was a reminder to me that we have so much work to do. the clarion call of them and so
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many of them, hundreds of others of servicemembers who have been sexually assaulted in the military has finally been heard. we cannot erase their pain, abuse and scarring, but we can through this ndaa change it for a future service member. make it no mistake, this is a seismic reform of the military justice system as it relates to sexual assault, murder and kidnapping. it is creating a separate distinct office where it will be populated by those who are lawyers, skilled in sexual assault and investigators to do the investigations. they will make the investigations as to whether or not these cases move that. we don't go far enough because
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unfortunately it is still in the chain of command, 100,000 servicemembers are sexually harassed every year and it begets sexual assault. but beyond that. in this particular measure, we have 2.7% increase for our servicemembers and we provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave. our version had a required opportunity for 12 weeks. that was changed and hopefully we will move on that in the future and improving child care centers that are failing. we have required the independent review commission to look at suicides within the military. we have now required racial -- mr.smith: additional 30 seconds. ms. speier: we providing better access to mental health. when servicemembers serves so do
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their families and honors the members who have been killed as the tens of thousands living with the scars and i thank my chief of staff and and the committee staff and special thanks to chairman adam smith, who has worked so closely in making sure we got to this point. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington reserves. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. rogers: i yield one minute to the gentleman from california. mr. garcia: i thank the gentleman for a strong national strong. it is a good top line ndaa and
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makes the investments to catch up and keep pace with china. a lot of this technology is developed in california's 25th district and removes red flag provisions and those who don't want to be vaccinated to be i support this bill and i do think we need to do better when it comes to our troop's base pay. i see it as anemic and the pay gap between servicemembers. with record inflation, our troops continue to be hammered financially-f we want to deter threats and win wars, which we have to, we need to attract more talent. if we want top end things like
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conscription. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired the gentleman from alabama reserves. mr. rogers: i yield one minute to the gentleman from texas. >> i want to take a minute to thank ranking member rogers for his leadership. i rise in strong support of the 2022 national defense authorization act. this has the necessary investments to maintain our global competitiveness, but it takes critical steps to protect our men and women until uniform. this bill authorizes $200 million in life-saving technology to prevent humvee rollovers. and i represent and deep poe at
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investment will save the american taxpayers compared to the army's original plans. i thank the ranking member and all of our colleagues on the armed services committee for their work on this and i urge final passage for this bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama reserves. the gentleman from washington. mr.smith: i continues to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. rogers: i yield one minute to the gentlelady from florida. mrs.cammack: thank you to the ranking member and all my colleagues for bringing us to this point here today. i rise in support of the national defense authorization act. i want to thank every member who worked in a productive and helpful manner to get us to this
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finish line. taking care of our troops and providing for the common dense is our duty. promises made, promises kept. no dishonorable charges for those who refuse the vaccine and retroactive. no unconstitutional red flag laws we killed the office of extremism and holds this administration accountable on afghanistan. this bill is a win for our communities and national guard and our country and time to stop talking about getting americans out of afghanistan and time to stop talking about holding china accountable. it's time for action. i urge my colleague to pass this bill. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington is recognized. mr.smith: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. rogers: i yield two minutes to the the gentlemanfrom colorado, mr. lamborn. mr. lamborn: i rise in support the fiscal year national defense authorization act. i commend our chairman and ranking member for negotiating a strong bipartisan bill which provides resources. i thank my partner and chairman john garamendi in crafting legislation. i thank my staff and my space forls fellow, chris brown, for all of their exemplary professionalism. this legislation could not come at a more important time. russia is having troops on the border of ukraine and there is hyper sonic drive vehicles with
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eyes on taiwan. this this legislation isn't perfect but ramps our supports our combatant and commands and continues modernizing our capabilities in the space and nuke lar domain and it provides protections through my amendment for those troops who did not take the covid-19 vaccine and requires d.o.d. to require natural immunity as part of their policy. . i am happy to support this legislation and i urge my colleagues to vote yes and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama reserves his time. the gentleman from washington state is recognized. mr. smith: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington reserves.
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the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. rogers: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from washington. mr. smith: we are prepared to close at this point if you are. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington reserves. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. rogers: madam speaker, i yield myself sufficient time as i may consume -- such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama. mr. rogers: thank you. i again want to thank chairman smith, chairman reed, ranking member enwho have and all of the members for their tremendous work this year. i also want to thank our committee staff on both sides of the aisle as well as staff from leadership for their hard work and dedication. enormous numbers of hours were put into this endeavor over the course of this year and i can't overstate how much i appreciate the staff work. finally, madam speaker, today is the day we honor the bravery of the 3500 service members killed or wounded at pearl harbor. on that day and again on september 11 our nation came together and vowed to defend our homeland and protect our freedom
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from all enemies. each year congress comes together in an effort to fulfill that battle by passing the national defense authorization act. i urge all members to do that again this year and pass the ndaa. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from washington is recognized. mr. smith: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself the balance of my time. i want to begin in an odd place. i don't want to discourage people from vote norg bill but -- voting on this bill, but the vaccine mandate, we heard a lot of things that were supposed to be done in tbhicialtion none of it was done in this bill. we don't have anything in the bill that tells the military what they can or cannot do in terms of punishing people to meet the vaccine mandate, starting point. we certainly don't have anything in the bill that says natural immunity can count. we do have language in the bill that says that the military should take a look at how the vaccine mandate could be -- sorry, not in the bill, it's in bill language, that says you can look at how the vaccine mandate
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is affecting recruitment. and retention. all that other stuff, for those of you listening who may be thinking i lost my mind, i did not. we didn't support that and do that. that aside, this is an outstanding piece of legislation that is truly bipartisan and there's a lot of small little things here and there, but again, the big picture is everything we do in this bill and everything that you heard from primarily the chairs and ranking members of our subcommittee, an exhaustive list of all of the provisions that are so important in making sure that we meet our obligations, our national security defense and supporting the men and women who serve. it is a ton of work to figure out those policies and it has never been in my view, more important during my time in congress, as we have heard, we have these threats that are out there real and as complex as they have ever been. and then also we have the rapid pace of technology and
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innovation that is changing what is necessary to provide an adequate deterrence and to provide an adequate defense on a minute to minute basis. the most crucial thing in our ability to move, to meet our national security octoberive -- objectives is how quickly are we going to innovate and adapt? we are not inoat owe -- innovating and adapting quickly enough right now. there are a whole bunch of things in this bill to help push the pentagon in the correct direction. to make sure we give them the help they need or in some cases the push they need to adopt the technology that's going to move us in a better direction. we also have a lot in this bill to help improve competition and to deal with some of the very painful cost overruns that we've seen on programs like the c-46 tanker, programs like the f-35, whole series of other issues. we introduced competition, we introduce ways to make sure we take advantage of technology. because every time i see a cost overrun and the chair is uniquely positioned to
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understands this, we have these terrible cost overruns, we always hear, it's a software problem. well, yeah, it's like a multibillion dollar software program. so why don't we fix those software problems and save us a lot of money. this bill pushes us more in the direction of getting after those problems than any bill that i've worked on. it is an incredibly important piece of legislation that moves us forward in a positive direction and yes we are also able to carry a few issues that were not in our jurisdiction. in fact, with the permission of everyone, the chair of the foreign affairs committee has arrived and was going to speak. if i could yield to him just a minute or two to talk about the foreign affairs, because the house foreign affairs re-authorization bill is detained in this bill asle with. i want to make the -- as well. i want to make sure the imished chairman has a couple of minutes. i yield to him two minutes of my
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remaining time. then i'll close when he's done. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized for two minutes. >> thank you. i want to thank the distinguished chair of the house armed services committee for all of his hard work and putting together, as he was just closing, what i think is a bill that is one of the best. a lot of hard work that he's done. i thank the ranking member also. mr. meeks: i rise today to speak in favor of passing this measure before us today. every year for the past six decades congress has passed a defense authorization bill. this is important bipartisan that drition and i -- this is an important, bipartisan pra digs -- tradition, and i commend chairman smith for carrying on this leg sivment unfortunately congress has been asleep at wheel when it comes to our state department. we've not passed a comprehensive state department authorization in nearly two decades.
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congress has been attuned to defense for decades, but we have consistently left diplomacy out to dry. i'm glad that tonight we'll be ending this trend by passing both a defense authorization bill and a bipartisan state authorization bill contained herein. we need a state department for the century ahead. not decades past. and my state authorization bill will put us on that track. now, no bill is perfect. i'm disappointed that there are provisions not included in this ndaa. saudi arabia's abuse against dissidents in civil society has continued since the brutal murder of jamal could showingy -- can showingy. yet two bipartisan house
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provisions were dropped in the final package. other amendments that would ended civilian casualties resulting from the brutal war in yemen were also removed by senate republicans, though we had a bipartisan agreement in the house. finally, provisions promoting diversity and other -- mr. smith: i yield the gentleman an additional 30 seconds. mr. meeks: provisions promoting diversity and other management reforms at the state department were also left out. these are just a few examples of where the bill does not force -- falls a little short. despite the efforts of many on the foreign affairs committee, we were unable to secure the requisite support from senate republicans. nevertheless, there are other important provisions contained in this ndaa. state authorization. i urge my colleagues to vote in the affirmative. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington is recognized. mr. smith: reclaiming my timism want to close where i started by thanking the staff for the outstanding job that they do.
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members, we have constituents coming at us in a variety of different ways. we come up with idea and say, we ought to do this. from that idea, that idea has to be written down, it has to get approval. it's the staff that does all of that work. tireless work to make sure that we get the final product that is in front of us and i really want to thank the staff and i want to emphasize the fact that our staff on the armed services committee is bipartisan staff. only committee in congress that does that. whether we're in charge, the republicans are in charge. the staff is bipartisan and i think that is incredibly important in getting the work done in the way that we do, working together to produce this product. this is a product every single member of this body can be proud of and a product that i think every single member of this body should vote for. with that, i urge passage and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington yields back his time. all the time for debate has expired. pursuant to house resolution 838, the previous question is ordered on the bill as amended. the question is on third reading of the bill.
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those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the third reading. the clerk: an act to designate the postmemorial in orlando, florida, and form. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on passage of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. mr. smith: madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington is recognized. mr. smith: i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yaints are -- the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings are postponed. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the passage of s. 610 on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: s. 610.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? >> thank you. as the member designated by mr. posey of florida, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. posey will vote nay on the amendment to s. 610.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by congresswoman hartzler of missouri, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that congresswoman hartzler will vote nay on senate bill 610.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. rush of illinois, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on s.610. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. underwood, i inform the house that ms. underwood will vote yes on s. 610.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. wilson, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on s. 610.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. grijalva, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote yes on s. 610.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. hagedorn, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. hagedorn will vote no. also, madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. moore, district one of utah, he also will be voting no.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: madam speaker, as the member designated by congress member vargas, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that congress member vargas will vote yes on s. 610. madam speaker, as the member designated by congress member norma torres, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that congress member norma torres will also vote yes on s. 610. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from indiana seek recognition? warl warl madam speaker, -- mrs. walorski: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. barrett of indiana, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. barrett will vote no on the house amendment to s. 610.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? was was madam speaker, -- ms. wasserman schultz: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. crist of florida, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. crist will vote yea on s. 610. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. fulcher of idaho, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. fulcher will vote nay on the house amendment to s. 610. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. evans: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson votes yes on final passage of s. 610. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek
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recognition? ms. slotkin: madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. lawrence of michigan, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mrs. lawrence will vote yes on mplet 610 -- on s. 610. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition?
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. green, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. green will vote yes on s. 610. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek
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recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. kahele, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. kahele will vote yes on mplet 610. conscious -- on s. 610. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. sires, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on s. 610. as the member designated by mr. donald payne, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on s. 610.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. demings, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mrs. demings will vote yes on s. 610. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mrs. lesko of arizona, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that ms. lez he -- lesko will vote no on house amendment s. 610.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? mrs. cammack: as the member designated by miss rice of new york, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that miss rice will vote yes on s. 610.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. defazio of oregon, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. defazio will vote yes on passage of s. 6 10.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. connolly: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. kind of wisconsin, pursuant
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to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. kind of wisconsin will vote aye on s. 610 the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california steek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by ms. bass of california, i inform the house that ms. bass will vote yes on s. 610. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. meng, i inform the house that ms. meng will vote yes on s. 610.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 222, and the nays are 212. the bill is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on passage of s. 1505, on which the yeas and nays are requested. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: s. 1505, a bill to chezzic nate the post office in orlando, florida, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on passage of the
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bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of 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 maryland seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. defazio of oregon, i inform the house that mr. defazio will vote no on senate 1605.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. moore, utah-01, mr. moore will vote yea on this bill. also, madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. hagedorn, minnesota-01, he will vote yea on 1605. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. rush of illinois, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on s. 1605. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from indiana seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. baird of indiana, i inform the house that mr. baird will vote yes on the house amendment to s. 15005. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the
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gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. green, i inform the house that mr. green will vote no on s. 1605. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. connolly: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. kind of wisconsin, i inform the house that mr. kind of wisconsin will vote aye on s. 1605. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. underwood, i inform the house that ms. underwood will vote yes on s. 1605.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. russ fulcher of idaho, i inform the house that mr. fulcher will vote yea on the house amendment to s. 1605. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. grijalva, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote yes on s. 1605. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. trone, i inform the house that mr. trone will vote yes on s. 1605.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. meng, i inform the house that ms. meng will vote no on s. 1605. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. bass of california, i inform the house that ms. bass will vote yes on s. 1605. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mrs. demings, i inform the house that mrs. demings will vote yea
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on s. 1605. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. kehele, i inform the house that mr. kehele will vote yes on s. 1605. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. wilson, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on s. 1605. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member
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designated by mr. lawson, i inform the house that mr. lawson votes yes on senate 1605. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. albio sires, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on s. 1605. mr. pallone: and as the member designated by mr. donald payne, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote no on s. 1605. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by congress member vargas, i inform the house that congress member vargas will vote yes on s. 1605. and madam speaker, as the member designated by congress member norma torres, i inform the house that congress member norma
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torres will vote yes on s. 1605.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by miss kathleen rice of new york, i inform the house that miss rice will vote yes on s. 1605.
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the speaker pro the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? ms. slotkin: madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. lawrence of michigan, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mrs. lawrence will vote yes on s. 1605. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from west virginia seek recognition? mrs. miller: madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. lesko of arizona, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mrs. lesko will a no. -- is a no.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? ms. wasserman schultz: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. crist of florida, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. crist will vote yea on s. 1605.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. posey of florida, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. posey will vote nay on
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 363 and the nays are 70. the bill is passed. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek recognition? mr. smith: madam speaker, i send to the desk a concurrent resolution and ask unanimous consent for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the concurrent resolution. the clerk: house concurrent resolution 64. concurrent resolution directing the secretary of the senate to make a correction in the enroll the of the bill, senate 1605. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the concurrent resolution? without objection, the concurrent resolution is agreed to and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table .
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the house will be in order. the house will be in order. the house will be in order. members, please removing your conversations from the floor -- remove your conversations from the floor. for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i send to the desk a privileged resolution and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 839. resolved, that the house has heard with profound sorrow of the death of the honorable robert joseph dole, a senator from the state of kansas. resolved that the clerk comeup
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kate theses remain -- communicate these resolutions to the senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceived -- deceased. resolved that the when house adjourns today it adjourn as a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased senator. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the resolution is agreed to and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. accordingly, pursuant to section 11-b of house resolution 188 and pursuant to husband resolution 839, the house stands adjourned until 10:00 am tomorrow as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late honorable robert joseph dol defense programs and policy bill. members also voting to raise the debt limit with a simple majority vote. of issues addressed today
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