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it to me. when there are 600 new coal-fired plants, doesn't mean they are changing when there's 5200, that doesn't mean they have changed. 5200 coal mining plans. i guarantee you they don't have the technology we have right now in america. we can do so much more. we can eliminate co2. we can eliminate greenhouse gases if they work with us but we can't be fighting it every minute of every political day, fighting against something that is a reality. the i've got to fix it. lisa: cecil roberts, senator manchin, thank you so very much for your time today at the national press club, albeit virtually. happy to have you in person next time. senator manchin, you know we have more questions for you on a ton of other topics. [laughter] you will have to come back4 i am happy to do it anytime. >> will have to leave this here
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as the u.s. house is about to come in as part of our long-t ime commitments to bring you live coverage of the u.s. congress. flags are at half staff in honor of last week's indianapolis shooting victims. a number of homeland security and financial services bills today. now to the u.s. house on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., april 19, 2021. i hereby appoint the honorable debbie dingell to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the
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house of january 4, 2021, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties. with time equally allocated between parties and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip limited to five minutes. but in no event shall debate continue beyond 1:50 p.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. joyce, for five minutes. mr. joyce: madam speaker, i rise to address and ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. joyce: mr. speaker, as a son of a civil engineer, i was raised with the understanding of the value of infrastructure that serves people and benefits
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communities. my commitment to infrastructure has spanned decades. as a young man, i put shovel to the road for the construction of highways and bridges, and now, today, i advocate for infrastructure improvements in congress. as we know all too well in rural pennsylvania, infrastructure has real-life consequences for communities. at its core, improving roads, bridges, and other key infrastructure should be a commonsense, bipartisan priority. failing infrastructure does not discriminate. a broken bridge can harm democrats just as it can harm republicans. unfortunately, the so-called infrastructure reform put forth by president biden fails to take seriously the challenges that we are currently facing in
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pennsylvania and around the entire country. in the rural district that i represent, we know the importance of true infrastructure. we need to make our roadways and bridges safer. we need to improve our transportation systems, and we desperately need to deploy reliable internet to those lacking access to broadband. this is what true infrastructure is, but unfortunately, that's not the biden plan. let's look at the facts. in president biden's infrastructure plan, less than 6% would go to roads and bridges. less than 2% would go to waterways, locks, dams, ports and airports. and less than 5%, unfortunately, would go to broadband. with $600 billion devoted to the green new deal, this has never been about infrastructure. in pennsylvania, the extreme
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policies championed in the biden plan will crush our vital manufacturing and energy industries. this plan prioritizes the progressive agenda. over the needs of the american workers and small businesses. in the name of infrastructure, democrats want to kill jobs, raise taxes, burden families, and stunt our recovery from the covid-19 pandemic. today, i ask a very simple question. is it worth it? as we seek to define infrastructure and consider improvements to our nation's fundamental infrastructure needs, i urge all of my colleagues to dispense with the political games. we need roads, we needs bridges, we need reliable internet. we do not need the green new deal. stop calling this infrastructure. stop hiding progressive policies in trojan horses.
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stop trying to trick the american people. while i stand ready to work with the president and house democrats on what is true infrastructure reform, this plan is further evidence that the biden-harris administration are more happy to push their radical agenda at the expense of hardworking americans. instead of propelling these radical policies, this could be a good-faith opportunity to deliver results for the american people. if we work together, we can get this job done. from deploying rural broadband to sustaining our basic roads, we must bridge this divide. thank you, madam speaker, and i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from north carolina, mr. rows he shall, for -- mr. rowser -- mr.
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rouzer, for five minutes. mr. rouzer: i want to talk about steven l. copperhead. his death this past year was sudden and a shock to all of us who knew him. steve was always the same from the first day i met him almost 25 years ago until the last time we talked. he was a great friend, one whom you could trust to shoot you straight. as are so many in the agriculture arena, he was a downto earth -- down-to-earth great guy, a conversation you could pick up with as if you talked yesterday when in fact it could be a year or more. the type who would always be there for you. and if it was a policy question, he always, always had the facts. he believed in his work, and he was passionate about it. after growing up in minneapolis and attending the university of
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minnesota, steve started his career in journalism, writing for the "minneapolis star tribune" and "san diego tribune" and he was later introduced to agriculture. he launched a long and distinguished career in advocacy, lobbying on things animal, everything from livestock, powell tree, trade -- poultry, trade, biotech, among countless other agriculture issues. he was a founder of the animal alliance association and eventually started his own firm to represent clients across the nation's agriculture sector. steve played an instrumental role in the passage of every farm bill during the past 35 years. from his first in 1985 to his last in 2018. he could always be found in the halls of congress, the white
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house, or usda, making the case for commonsense agriculture policies, critical to our producers and american consumers. and by the fortuitous nature of the events early on in his career, he became a key voice with great expertise in the animal welfare policy arena. steve leaves behind his life, judith, of more than 45 years, and many, many friends. the contributions he made to agriculture were numerous, leaving a great legacy of advocacy that has benefited american producers and helped -- and has helped to feed the world. his was a life very well lived. and american agriculture is that much better because of steve. and so is our country. madam speaker, i rise today to
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pi particular tribute to -- pay tib tribute to someone that's been an institution in the cape fear region for many decades. my friend and former colleague in the state legislature, care lynn justice. she -- carolyn justice. she represented newhan -- new handover and pinder county. she served as a trustee of new in anover -- hanover regional medical center, chair of the lower cape fear river program. i got to know her while serving in the state senate. she was part of the subcommittee on appropriations on agriculture and natural and economic resources while i was co-chair of the senate appropriations subcommittee. so we got to know each other quite well as we went line by line of the state budget, making cuts to the programs under our purview. as you see, the economic
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collapse of 2008 and 2009 had left the state budget in shambles. and it was our job to help balance it. these were not easy decisions. with carolyn as a key partner, we made the budget numbers work while doing our best to fund the programs of most value to the citizens of the state. through her service and kindness to others, carolyn justice continues to leave an indelible mark on southeastern north carolina. this is why it's so fitting that she was recently named by the wilmington star news in march, which was woman's history month, 2021, as one of 106 women who had made the port city area a better place. i don't know of anyone who stands stronger for the cape fear region and the causes in which she believes. this is a well-deserved honor for a very distinguished public servant, and my great friend and
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colleague. madam speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from florida, mrs. cammack, for five minutes. mrs. cammack: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today to celebrate the service, sacrifice, and recent nomination of one of my constituents, rear admiral michael e. boyle. admiral boyle has served as director of maritime operations for the u.s. pacific fleet since june of 2020. admiral boyle was designated a naval aviator in january of 1990. in his 30 years of dedicated service since he has held numerous positions throughout the united states naval command, whether it was operational tours
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like aboard the u.s.s. forest in support of operation provide comfort in northern iraq, or u.s.s. saratoga in support of the operation in bosnia, he shows what fortitude looks like in the u.s. naval. i want to thank general lloyd austin for his nomination of rear admiral boyle for the rank of two flag star officer in the u.s. navy. i want to personally thank rear admiral michael boyle for his service to this country and his steadfast duty in defense of our constitution. congratulations, admiral. semper fortis. madam speaker, i rise today to honor the distinguished assistant of assistant --
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service of assistant chief police jock. he worked under three police chiefs, four town managers and has become a valued member of the force in our community. starting as a patrol officer for the oppd in 2006, he received his master's degree in the process. he graduated in 2011 and served on the clay county swat team for over a decade. mr. jock has been on the frontlines of law enforcement for a quarter century and in that time has investigated and solved criminal cases, provided disaster training and communication and has been a valued community leader. as a citizen of orange park for the last 22 years, assistant chief jock enters retirement -- entered retirement earlier this month after 25 years of service. as the wife of a fellow swat team member, i want to wish him and his family a happy, safe, and productive retirement.
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thank you. madam speaker, i rise today to honor and celebrate the life and service of captain mark elam of the putnam county department of corrections. captain elam served in the put number county police department for over 20 years and proved to be a hardworking servant. mark served four years in the united states marine corps but the role he excelled at most was as a family man. he was a devoted husband to his wife, lacrioius, for five years. before his death last week, he and his wife was in the process of adopting five siblings. his loss leaves a hole in the putnam police community but his
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work lives on in the work and good deed he did in life. i want to extend my condoleanses to -- condolences to his family. we got the watch. madam speaker, i rise today to honor and remember gilchrist county sergeant ramirez and deputy lindsey who were both gunned down in the line of duty three years ago today. . on april 19, 2018, sergeant ramirez and deputy lindsey were eating lunch at a restaurant in trenton, florida, when a coward fired through a window and killed both officers in the line of duty. that man, whose name does not deserve to be mentioned, killed those two officers, consumed by a radical hate for law enforcement. that same hate for law enforcement that we saw then i
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continue to see today. now more than ever we need to publicly and boldly support our law enforcement officers. knoll and taylor's death remind us of the constant vigilance an officer needs to return home safely to their family. being an l.e.o. is a difficult and often thankless job. i want to take a moment to thank sergeant ramirez and deputy lindsey for their service and sacrifice to our community. we honor their legacy by continuing to say their names and remember their sacrifice and love for our hometown. i pledge to always have our brothers and sisters in uniforms ' six. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair deaclares the house -- declares the house in recess until 2:00 p.m. today.
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