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an insurrection. i want the facts to come out and get conclusions from there. so an accounting. host: representative jim langevin, democrat from rhode island. thank you for your time today. guest: thank you. host: that is it for our program today. the house of representatives is coming in. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2021] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] the speaker pro tempore: the house will come to order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. july 1, 2021. i hereby appoint the honorable earl blumenauer to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by chaplain kibben.
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chaplain kibben: would you pray with me. gracious god, such privilege you have shown us. what favor you have bestowed on this nation from its inception 245 years ago. this republic is nothing short of your gracious gift. in your mercy, you have called us into liberty. on this independence day we acknowledge the sacrifice of our country's ancestors and the toil of our founders. much blood has been spilled and tears shed to ensure the success of the experiment of american democracy. remind us again even as we celebrate this weekend that noble ideals serve to build the strong foundation of these united states. our freedoms are not occasion for us to promote selfish interests or exercise our privilege over another. rather, in light of the
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independence we enjoy, we are called to recommit ourselves to what binds us together. may we once again seek corporately to love and serve you as we devote ourselves to love and serve this country and all who have pledged themselves to its principles. may we, without fault, in response to your undeserved favor on our country, proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof. god bless america. in your saving name we pray. amen. the speaker pro tempore: the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from california, mr. tonko. pursuant to section 11-a of house resolution 88, the journal of the last day's proceedings is approved. now the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from california, mr. --
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>> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain up to five requests for one-minute speeches from each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to congratulate a constituent and dear friend, andy, on his retirement from the riverside city council. he has served as a councilmember of ward 2 for four consecutive terms. during his first term he focused on enforcing public
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safety. he always always been and was a strong advocate for riverside's youth. he brought the first youth opera program at the caesar chavez bobby barnes community center and other programs for youth that would provide them with mentoring, work force development training, and other opportunities to improve their lives. his dedication to improving the lives of families in riverside is admirable and no doubt of his dedication and commitment to public service. riverside was lucky to have him as a local leader. i wish him the best in his retirement from the city council. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> to ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, every five years this body deliberates a sur infrastructure transportation re-authorization which is traditionally a bipartisan effort to deliver improvements to america's infrastructure like roads, bridges, highways, and transit. unfortunately my colleagues on
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the other side of the aisle are stripping this bill of its bipartisan roots in favor of their my way or heightway plan that's riddled with green new deal priorities, wasteful spending, and a clear prioritization of urban america over rural america. the democrats' bill provides an estimated $307 billion for the green new deal related mandates, ties the hands of state to address their unique projects, fails to streamline the project delivery process and pulls resources away from programs upon which rural communities rely. there is -- that's a losing deal for every american waiting for real improvement to infrastructure they use every day and a losing deal for our kids and grandkids who will foot the bill. we plus defeat this proposal and work together on a bipartisan surface transportation bill that meets the mark on every american who relies on our nation's transportation system. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute.
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revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlelady is recognized. >> good morning, everyone. today i rise on behalf of the thousands of palestinian families in the west bank that face the prospect of eviction, demolition, and displacement from their homes by the israeli government. we have received word that demolition orders have already begun for homes in east jerusalem. a few months ago, families in shake sha a and other neighborhood states face a similar fate. tomorrow others will also. after the devastation and blood shed of the past few months and continued toll on the coronavirus on palestinian families, we cannot allow these evictions, demolitions shall and displacements to further exacerbate this humanitarian crisis no. individual or family should ever be forcibly removed from
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their home. not in the west bank, not in gaza, not in europe, not in asia. ms. newman: it's wrong. this crisis must end now. this is about human rights, dignity, and respect. if we are ever to achieve peace in the region, a true two-state solution, there must be a mutual understanding. i once again urge the administration to do everything in its power to stopt evictions. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: mr. speaker, request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize pennsylvania's 15th congressional district, 2021 congressional art contest winner, isabella. the annual art competition organized by the congressional institute showcases the art work of high school students from across every congressional district in the country. isabella just graduated from richland high school earlier this month. her art work entitled america's
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working woman is an oil paint on canvas. her work was selected by an independent panel of judges from 70 entries, the largest group of students to participate in the 15th district's art work competition. all the winning pieces will be displayed for the year in the cannon tunnel where they will be viewed by members of congress, staff, and many visitors of the capitol every day. congratulations and congratulations to all those who entered in pennsylvania 15th and throughout the nation who participate in this competition and express their creative skills. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker. on monday, after a year of battling the coronavirus pandemic, my home commonwealth of pennsylvania ended its mask
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mandate. i am proud of pennsylvania for exceeding president biden's goal for vaccinations by the fourth of july, with over 70% of adults with one dose and 60% of both doses. ms. dean: we are safely lifting our mask mandate. i salute my state's leadership in putting health and science first as we sought to get the virus under control. when this pandemic started, no one knew how long it would take to get past these precautions. at times it was difficult to see any return to normalcy. but we got there together. i thank my constituents for their sacrifice, pennsylvania families, teachers, students, workers, and businesses, you saved lives, jobs, and businesses. and as we are on our way to beating this pandemic, i look forward to seeing your smiling faces again on independence day. let's take lessons from this pandemic. american workers need higher wages. health care is a right. school and childcare funding is vital. it is time to upgrade our
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infrastructure. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlewoman is recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mrs. miller-meeks: mr. speaker, the summer olympics in tokyo will kick off in less than a month and i would be amiss not to mention a young track star from college who is making his first olympic experience. kenny, earned a spot on the u.s.a. olympic team when he finished second in the men's 200 meter dash with an impressive time of 19.78 seconds. becoming the first iowa junior college athlete to qualify for the olympic games. though covid-19 might have delayed the 2020 summer olympics, we are all glad to see it is back on schedule and iowa's second district is proud to be represented by stutch a stellar athlete on team u.s.a.
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i wish you the best and i know you'll do great as you go on to tokyo to represent both the united states and iowa in sumter olympic games. i would like to wish my brother, richard a happy birthday. he was a secret service agent who guarded five presidents. happy birthday and happy independence day to our nation. i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlewoman is recognized. >> 2020 was california's worst fire season on record. ms. porter: and 2021 has the potential to be even worse. wildfires damage property, pollute our air, and threaten lives. and we need to take action. i have been calling for fair pay for federal firefighters. these brave americans put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe and i'm glad that the biden administration recently committed to paying federal firefighters at least
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$15 an hour. as we begin another fire season, we need to strengthen our coordination across levels of government to learn from past disasters. ift introduced legislation to create an independent board to closely examine and report on natural disasters. this will keep families safe and save taxpayers money. and we need to tackle a key contributor to worsening fire seasons. the climate crisis. as we move forward on infrastructure legislation, environmental protection must be a priority. for the millions of americans and californians hurt by wildfires each year doing nothing is not an option. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from indiana seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. walorski: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to defend the unborn and protect taxpayers from being forced to fund abortions. the hyde amendment which prohibits taxpayer dollars from paying for abortion has enjoyed
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broad bipartisan conhe census -- consensus since 1976 and the majority of americans support it today. it's estimated to have saved nearly 2.5 million lives. it saddens me i now have to defend this commonsense provision from attacks by congressional democrats and the biden administration. americans should not be forced to financially support the destruction of life. that's why i'm proud to co-sponsor h.r. 18, the no taxpayer funding for abortion act, which would codify this vital prohibition into law. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committees of energy and commerce, ways and means, and judiciary be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 18 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: under guidelines consistently issued by successive speakers, as recorded in section 956 of the house rules and manual, the chair is constrained not to entertain the request unless it has been cleared by the bipartisan floor and committee leaderships. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition?
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>> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> here we go again. mr. lamalfa: the laughable attempt by senior white house officials to cast republicans as those who want to defund the police is completely ridiculous. they put up this fig leaf on the concept that because we didn't support an irresponsible nearly $2 trillion spending package which had a tiny portion of it, $350 million out of $2 trillion possibly to be able to go for local government. that's what the premise is on. somehow the republicans are defunding the police. i think the mantra we have seen from the democrats, some in this chamber, and many local government level, such as new york, for example, where one member from this chamber said defunding the police means defunding the police. and new york city proceeded to cut $1 billion from nypd. minneapolis, another member
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said, well, it's time to reimagine public safety in minneapolis where they went on to cut over $6 million. instead, after having seen the error of their ways, they are restoring the money. in los angeles for example, there is -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. lamalfa: amazing. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. pursuant to clause 1-c of rule 19, further consideration of h.r. 3684 will now resume. . the clerk will report the title. the clerk: union calendar number 49, h.r. 3684, a bill to authorize funds for federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the question on amendments en bloc 5 printed in house report 117-75
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offered by the gentlewoman from kansas, ms. davids, on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the yeas and nays were ordered. the clerk will redesignate the amendments en bloc. the clerk: en bloc number 5 consisting of amendments number 117, 118, 123, 124, 126, 127, 128, 130, 131, 133, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 printed in house report 117-75 offered by ms. davids of kansas. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the amendments en bloc offered by the gentlewoman from kansas. 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
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representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. donald payne, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on amendments en bloc number 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? mrs. hayes: as the member designated by ms. wilson, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on amendments en bloc 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? mr. stanton: as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yes on amendments en bloc number 5. as the member designated by mr. grijalva, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote yes on amendment en bloc number 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cohen, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. cohen will vote yes on the amendments en bloc number 5. as the member designated by mr. lieu, pursuant to h.res. 8, i
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inform the house that mr. lieu will vote yes on the amendments en bloc number 5. as the member designated by mr. lowenthal, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote yes on the amendments en bloc number 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. evans: good morning, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. lawson, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes on the davis amendment. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. steube of florida, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. steube will vote no on en bloc number 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. gomez: as the member
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designated by mr. gallego, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. gallego will vote aye on amendment en bloc number 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from washington seek recognition? ms. delbene: mr. speaker, ms. sewell, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the
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house that ms. sewell will vote yes on amendment en bloc number 5. as the member designated by miss strictland, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote yes on amendment en bloc number 15. -- 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, as the member designated by congress member napolitano, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congress member napolitano will vote yes on amendments en bloc number 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. young from the state of alaska, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. young will vote nay on en bloc number 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. timmons of south carolina, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. timmons will vote no on en bloc number 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. comer of kentucky, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. comer will vote nay on en bloc number 5. as the member designated by ms. salazar from the state of florida, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. salazar will
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vote nay on en bloc 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. mcnerney, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. mcnerney will vote yes on amendment en bloc number 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. falin, from the great state of texas, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote no on en bloc number 5. as the member designated by mr. babin from the great state of texas, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. babin will vote no on en bloc number 5. as the member designated by mr. cawthorn, great state of north carolina, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote no on en bloc number 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by for mr. owens from utah, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. owens will vote nay on en bloc number 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma seek recognition? mr. lucas: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. mullin of oklahoma, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. mullin will vote no on en bloc number 5. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman johnson, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that chairwoman johnson will vote yea on the amendments en bloc number 5. pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house -- as the member designated by congresswoman grace meng, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congresswoman meng will vote yea on the amendments en bloc number 5. as the member designated by congressman steven horsford, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congressman horsford will vote
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yea on the amendments en bloc number 5. as the member designated by congresswoman sylvia garcia, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congresswoman garcia will vote yea on the amendments en bloc number 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. wasserman schultz, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. wasserman schultz will vote yea on amendment en bloc number 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. nunes of california, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. nunes will vote no on en bloc 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. long of missouri, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. long will vote nay on en bloc number 5. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from washington seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. jaime herrera beutler from washington state, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. herrera beutler will vote nay
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on en bloc 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. garbarino: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. jacobs of new york, i inform the house that mr. jacobs will vote nay on en bloc 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? ms. jacobs: as the member designated by ms. leger fernandez, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms.
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leger fernandez will vote yea on amendment en bloc number 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. aguilar: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. ruiz, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. ruiz will vote yes on the amendments en bloc number 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. suozzi, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. suozzi will vote aye on amendment en bloc number 5. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from maine seek recognition? ms. pingree: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cicilline of rhode island, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. cicilline will vote yea on amendment en bloc number 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. underwood: as the member designated by mr. rush, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on amendment en bloc number 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? -- >> as the member designated by -- mr. joyce: my distinguished speaker, as the member designated by mr. katko of new york, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. katko will vote aye on en bloc number 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 217. the nays 199. the amendments en bloc are adopted. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the question on amendment 132 printed in house report 117-75 offered by the gentlewoman from nevada, mrs. lee, on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the yeas and nays were ordered. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 132 printed in house report 117-75
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offered by mrs. lee of nevada. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from nevada. 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 florida seek recognition? mr. mast: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. young from the state of alaska, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. young will vote nay on amendment number 132. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. underwood: as the member designated by mr. rush, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on the lee amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. nehls: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon from the great state of texas, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. fallon will
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vote no on amendment number 132. as the member designated by mr. babin, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. babin will vote no on amendment number 132. as the member designated by mr. caw thrown -- cawthorn, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote no on amendment number 132. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from washington seek recognition? ms. delbene: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. sewell, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. sul will vote -- sewell will vote yes on the lee amendment. as the member designated by ms. strickland, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote yea on the lee amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? mr. gonzalez: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. timmons on south carolina -- from south carolina, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. timmons will vote no on amendment number 132. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition?
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mr. stanton: as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yes on the lee amendment. as the member designated by mr. grijalva, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote yes on the lee amendment. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? mrs. cammack: thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. comer of kentucky, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. comer will vote nay on amendment 132. as the member designated by ms. salazar from the state of florida, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. salazar will vote nay on amendment 132. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. wasserman schultz, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. wasserman schultz will vote yea on the lee amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from washington seek recognition?
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mrs. rodgers: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. herrera beutler, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. herrera beutler will vote nay on amendment 132. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition?
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mr. aguilar: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. ruiz, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. ruiz will vote yes on the lee amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. fleischmann: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. long of missouri, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. long will vote nay on amendment 132. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. mr. northwesterny -- mr. mcnerney, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. mcnerney will vote yea on the lee amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition?
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>> as the member designated by mr. nunes, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. nunes will vote no on amendment 132. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. gomez: as the member designated by mr. gallego, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. gallego will vote aye on the lee amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. steube of florida, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. steube will vote no on the amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. evans: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. donald payne, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on the lee amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from maine seek recognition? ms. pingree: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cicilline yea of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. cicilline will vote yea on the lee amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that chairwoman johnson will vote yea on the lee amendment. as the member designated by congresswoman grace meng, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congresswoman meng will vote yea on the lee amendment. as the member designated by congressman steven horsford, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congressman horsford will vote yea on the lee amendment. as the member designated by congresswoman sylvia garcia, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congresswoman garcia will vote yea on the lee amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. jacobs of new york, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. jacobs will vote nay on amendment 132.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. suozzi, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. swassy -- swadsy will vote -- suozzi will vote aye on the lee amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. katko from the state of new york, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. katko will vote nay on amendment number 132.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? mrs. hayes: as the member designated by ms. wilson, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on the lee amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by for mr. owens from utah, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. owens will vote nay on amendment 132. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma seek recognition? mr. lucas: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. mullin of oklahoma, sfouse i inform the house -- pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house, that mr. mull lynn will vote no on amendment -- mr. mullin will vote no on
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, as the member designated by congress member napolitano, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congress member will vote yes on the lee amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? as the member designated by ms. leger fernandez, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. leger fernandez will vote yes on the lee amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. lowenthal, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote yes on the lee amendment. as the member designated by mr. lieu, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. lieu will vote yes on the lee amendment. as the member designated by mr. cohen of tennessee, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. cohen will vote yes on the lee amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the adopted --
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 220. the nays are 200. all time for debate has expired. pursuant to house resolution 504. the previous question is ordered on the bill, as amended. the question is on engrossment and third reading of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. third reading. the clerk: a bill to authorize funds for federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, for other purposes. -- and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the house will come to order. for what purpose does the
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gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i have a motion to recommit at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: mr. gibbs of ohio moves to recommit the bill h.r. 3684 to the committee on transportation and infrastructure. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 19, the previous question is ordered on the motion to recommit. the question is on the motion. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the noes have it. the motion is not agreed to. mr. gibbs: mr. speaker, i request the yeas and nays. i request the yeas and nays. 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.]
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. aguilar: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. ruiz, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. ruiz will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. mast: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. young of arizona, pursuant to h.res. 8 -- mr. young of alaska, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. young will
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vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cohen, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. cohen will vote no on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by mr. lieu, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. lieu will vote no on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by mr. lowenthal, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. franklin: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. steube of florida, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. steube will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. garcia: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. nunes of california, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. nunes will vote yes to the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition?
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mr. stanton: as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mrs. kirkpatrick will vote no on the motion to recommit. and as the member designated by mr. grijalva, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. garbarino: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. jacobs of new york, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. jacobs will vote yea to the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. donald payne, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. fleischmann: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. long of missouri, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that will mr. -- that mr. long
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will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? >> as the member designated by mr. mcnerney, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. mcnerney will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that chairwoman johnson will vote no on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by congresswoman grace meng, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that congresswoman meng will vote no on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by congressman steven horsford, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that congressman horsford will vote no on the motion to recommit. and as the member designated by congresswoman sylvia garcia, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that congresswoman garcia will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma seek recognition? mr. lucas: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. mullin of oklahoma, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. mullin will vote yes on the motion to recommit. thank you, mr. speaker.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from maine seek recognition? ms. pingree: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cicilline of rhode island, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. cicilline will vote nay on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? mrs. cammack: thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. comer of the state of kentucky, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. comer will vote yea on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by ms. salazar from the state of florida, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. salazar will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. gomez: as the member designated by mr. gallego, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. gallego will vote no on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by mr. cardenas, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr.
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cardenas will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? mr. joyce: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. katko of new york, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. katko will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. evans: as the member designated by mr. lawson, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote no on the motion.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from washington seek recognition? ms. delbene: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. sewell, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. sewell will vote no on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by ms. strickland, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote no on the
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motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? mr. gonzalez: as the member designated by mr. tim sons of south carolina -- timmons of south carolina, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. timmons will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? ms. jacobs: as the member designated by ms. leger fernandez, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. leger fernandez will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. wasserman schultz, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. wasserman schultz will vote nay on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, as the member designated by congress member napolitano, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congress member
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napolitano will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? mrs. hayes: as the member designated by ms. wilson, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. panetta: thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. suozzi, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. suozzi will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. curtis: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. owens from utah, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. owens will vote yea on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. underwood: as the member designated by mr. rush, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from washington seek recognition? miss rrgs: as the member designated by ms. herrera beutler from washington state, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. herrera beutler will vote aye on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon, from the great state of texas, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote yes on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by mr. babin from the great state of texas, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. babin will vote yes on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by mr. cawthorn great state of north carolina, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house, that mr. cawthorn will vote yes on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 202. the nays 217. the motion is not adopted. the question is on the passage of the bill. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the bill is passed.
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>> mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from missouri. >> mr. speaker, i ask for a recorded vote. 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 from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cohen, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. cohen will vote yes on h.r.
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3684. as the member designated by mr. lieu, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. lieu will vote yes on 3684. as the member designated by mr. lowenthal, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote yes on 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. jacobs of new york, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. jacobs will vote no on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. evans: as the member designated by mr. lawson, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes on final passage. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. nunes of california, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. nunes will vote
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no on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from maine seek recognition? ms. pingree: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cicilline of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. cicilline will vote yea on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon, great state of texas, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote no on h.r. 3684. mr. nehls: as the member designated by mr. babin from the great state of texas, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. babin will vote no on h.r. 3684. as the member designated by mr. cawthorn, the great state of north carolina, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote no on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition?
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mr. stanton: as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yes on h.r. 3684. as the member designated by mr. grijalva, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote yes on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. steube of florida, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. steube will vote no on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. suozzi, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. suozzi will vote aye on h.r. 3684.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. donald payne, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on h.r. 3684.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by for mr. owens from utah, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. owens will vote nay on h.r. 38 --3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from washington seek recognition? it ms. delbene: mr. speaker, ms. sewell, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. sewell will vote yes on h.r. 3684. as the member designated by ms. strickland, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote yes on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma seek recognition? mr. lucas: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. mullin of oklahoma, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. mullin will vote no on h.r. 3648. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition?
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mr. gomez: as the member designated by mr. gallego, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. gallego will vote aye on h.r. 3684. as the member designated by mr. cardenas, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. cardenas will vote aye on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. katko of new york, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. katko will vote nay on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. mcnerney, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. mcnerney will vote yes on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. fleischmann: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. longmissouri, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. long will vote nay on h.r. 3684.
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thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. soto: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. wasserman schultz, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. wasserman schultz will vote yea on h.r. 3684.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from washington seek recognition? mrs. rogers: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. herrera beutler, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. herrera beutler will vote nay on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? ms. jacobs: mr. speaker, as the
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member designated by ms. leger fernandez, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. leger fernandez will vote yea on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? mr. gonzalez: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. timmons of south carolina, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. timmons will vote no on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? mrs. hayes: as the member designated by ms. wilson, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. mast: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. young of alaska, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. young will vote nay on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, as the member designated by congress member napolitano, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house
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that congress member napolitano will vote yes on h.r. 3684. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. underwood: as the member designated by mr. rush, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on h.r. 3684.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? mrs. cammack: thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. comer of the state of kentucky, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. comer will vote nay on h.r. 3684. as the member designated by ms. salazar from the great state of florida, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. salazar will vote nay on h.r. 3684.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that chairwoman johnson will vote yea on h.r. 3684. as the member designated by congresswoman grace meng, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that congresswoman meng will vote yes on h.r. 3684. as the member designated by congressman steven horsford, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that congressman horsford will vote yes on h.r. 3684. and as the member designated by congresswoman sylvia garcia, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that congresswoman garcia will vote yes on h.r. 3684.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. ruiz, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. ruiz will vote yes on h.r. 3684.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 221. the noes, 201. the bill is passed. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek
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recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that in the engrossment of h.r. 3684 the clerk be authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, spelling, and cross-references, and to make sure that such other technical informing changes as may be necessary to reflect the actions of the house. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is correct. the house will come to order. the gentleman may proceed. mr. mccarthy: mr. speaker, consist tept with israel's request for $1 billion in emergency military aid to fund the iron dome, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on appropriations be discharged from further consideration of
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house joint resolution 54 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: under guidelines consistently issued by success fifth speakers as recorded in section 956 of the house rules and manual, the chair is constrained not to entertain the request unless it has been cleared by the bipartisan floor and committee leaderships. mr. mccarthy: mr. speaker, parliamentary inquiry. the speaker pro tempore: what is the inquiry? mr. mccarthy: account speaker inform us of the composition of the floor leadership? the speaker pro tempore: floor leadership includes the speaker, and majority, on the majority side. and the minority leader on the minority side and does not include the entire hierarchy of party leadership. mr. mccarthy: i want to thank you for that clarification. that means the speaker and majority leader -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has not been recognized -- the the gentleman has not been recognized for debate.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i rise to join my alabama colleagues in honoring and remembering the incredible life of congressman sunny callahan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman will suspend. are you seeking unanimous consent to address the house? >> yes i am, sir. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you. sonny callahan, better known as sonny in the district, served alabama's first congressional district in washington for 18 years and lived a life devoted to public service. before his time in congress, sonny joined the united states navy and served in the alabama
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legislature. sonny was a true statesman and his service to our state and to our nation was unmatched. mr. carl: for many years sonny was a close friend and mentor of not only myself but everyone that new him. although -- knew him. although is he no longer with us his legacy and impact will live on forever. with that, mr. speaker, i ask that all members present rise for a moment of silence in honor of the late sonny callahan. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise to honor the life of pastor reginald pope, a beloved faith and community leader in los angeles. under pastor pope's direction, bethel mission baptist church went beyond the walls of the church to offer support services to its neighbors, outreach to the unhoused, and much more. ms. barragan: i witnessed this work after worshiping with the church on a father's day morning. it was a moving service. pastor pope preached that his
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country is big enough for all our children. i will always remember his passion and his compassion. pastor pope founded the watts area ministers as a force for positive community change. i was honored to participate in their annual martin luther king day festivities. always first rate, service focused events. after a life of service to our community, pastor pope passed away on june 16, 2021. he is missed. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, when i became a physician, i took a hippocratic oath to do no harm. it has guided my actions and my conscience to do no harm. for the past 41 years most americans, rashedless of their views on abortion, have agreed on one very simple principle,
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no taxpayer should be required to may for abortion. mr. wenstrup: we have agreed that americans who believe life begins at conception should not be coerced by the government to violate their conscience. as a senator, joe biden told his constituents that, and i quote, the government should not tell those with strong convictions against abortion, such as you and i, that we must pay for them. that was joe biden then. tragically president biden and our colleagues across the aisle now want to eliminate lifesaving hyde amendment protections and force every u.s. taxpayer to fund abortions through government spending. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committees on energy and commerce, ways and means, and the judiciary be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 18, the no taxpayer funding for abortion and abortion insurance full disclosure act, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. . the speaker pro tempore: as the chair previously advised, that request cannot be entertained
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absence appropriate clearance. the gentleman's time has expired. thank you. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> today i want to honor the life of a family man, an entrepreneur, a community member and a friend. mr. garcia: donca marino gonzalez who passed away last week embodied the american dream. he and his dad came to the u.s. to work in a program, just like my mother -- father had. camarino didn't fear hard work. he worked as a taxi driver and bartender but he found success by appealing to our communities' cravings for food that reminded them of home. he founded tacario in our neighborhood, serving delicious tacos el pastor, just like the
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ones you find in mexico. his strong work ethic and good eye for business soon turned into a restaurant with a chain of over 25 tacarias that went as far as houston and wisconsin. but he was more than a business man. he was in a way a father figure for many recently arrived immigrants who could find a plate of food and a job at his restaurants. on holidays like thanksgiving and christmas, he would keep the restaurant open so that immigrants who were far from home could feel closer to their country of birth. a common respect and admiration for our immigrant community is what brought us together as friends. he was also an adamant -- he was also adamant about preserving important traditions like a mexican-style rodeo which he practiced with great discipline and honor. when i decided to run for office, he supported me. my wife and i send our thoughts to don ca marino's family at
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this time. he will be sorely millsed in our community. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. carter: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. carter: mr. speaker, i rise today to remember and honor the life of mr. vernon dean martin of st. sigh mob's island -- st. simon's island, georgia. vernon was born in oklahoma and moved to st. simon's island in 1969 after accepting a position with the coastal georgia regional development commission. at the time, he would become the youngest executive director of a regional agency in the united states. it is at the development commission that i met vernon, as i served as the chair of that commission during the time that he was executive director. some of vernon's accomplishments include securing the federal law enforcement training center in brunswick and the kings bay naval submarine base in camden
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county. he also proudly served in the georgia army and georgia air national guards for 40 years, retiring as a colonel. through every position he had, he worked better -- to better his community and improve the lives of others. one cannot visit georgia's first congressional district without seeing the profound impacts vernon made for his community. my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and all who knew him during this most difficult time. thank you, mr. speaker. and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> i seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to share how the invest in america act, which we just passed, will benefit residents of my district, as well as communities across the country. year after year the u.s. congress has failed to muster the political will to properly fund american infrastructure.
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state and local authorities don't have enough money to meet basic maintenance needs, much less to make investments in modernization, expansion or other improvements. thankfully the invest in america act can change that. it provides $715 billion to repair and improve our nation's infrastructure, create good-paying jobs and lay the foundation for a robust, economic growth in the twefrpbl. ms. scanlon: i'm proud to say this package includes almost 21 -- $21 million for projects to help communities in my district, small businesses, commuters, and residents. these projects include the redesign of dangerous rail crossings, upgrades to commuter transit stations, bike lanes and safety improvements to areas like the cobb's creek parkway which is the site of hundreds of accident, many of them fatal -- accident, maybe of them fatal -- many of them fatal. we have much work to do, but passing the invest in america act is an important step towards
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that goal. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you. mr. speaker, i stand in support of h.r. 18, the no taxpayer funding for abortion act. for nearly half a century, republicans and democrats shared a bipartisan position that we should not use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. unfortunately democrats have now changed their mind. it is imperative that we codify the hyde amendment which protects the conscience rights of all americans. we must continue to work across the aisle for solutions for low-income mothers and children, to ensure every child is given equal opportunities, no matter the circumstances of their conception or birth. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous conent -- consent that the committees on energy and commerce, ways and means, and the judiciary be discharged from further consideration of h.r.
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18, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: as the chair previously advised, that request cannot be entertained absent appropriate clearance. >> regretfully, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from arizona seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. mrs. lesko: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to express my profound support for life. unfortunately life is under attack in america right now. with the introduction of a democrat budget that does not feature the hyde amendment protections taxpayers could soon be funding abortions. something that has been outlawed for many years. ending these safeguards is both unpopular and unrepresentative of the will of the american people. taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize abortions that
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destroy the dignity of life and millions of unborn babies in america. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on energy and commerce, ways and means, and the judiciary be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 18, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: as the chair previously advised, that request cannot be entertained absent appropriate clearance. mrs. lesko: unfortunately, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, as the chinese communist party marks a century of power, americans must renew our efforts to hold this regime accountable for its human rights atrocities. the chinese government has
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imprisoned more than one million uighurs, prosecuting this religious minority for their fundamental beliefs. for 100 years the chinese communist party has committed gross violations of human rights. mass imprisonment, torture and genocide. now more than ever americans must stand strong with the people of china, hong kong and taiwan. mr. joyce: we must support the chinese people's right to free expression, their right to privacy, and their right to life itself. as americans celebrate the fourth of july, we must remember that our freedom is much too precious to be taken for granted. as president ronald reagan said, freedom is a fragile thing. and it's never more that are -- never more than one generation away from extinction. thank you and i yield. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to
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revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise to honor the career of an exemplary public servant in my district. san bernardino county sheriff john mcmahon will retire this month after 36 years of service to the people of san bernardino. his career started in 1985, when he was assigned to the sheriff's station in the town of needles. and since then he served in 15 different stations, he has served in every rank possible to hold in the san bernardino county sheriff's department, and he served as the sheriff of my county since 2014. in that time, the san bernardino county sheriff's department has become known as one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the entire nation, under his exemplary leadership. we thank him for his service to the people our district and we wish him and his wife, shelly, the best of luck in retirement. i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? mr. grothman: i request to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. grothman: recently, if you look at the c.d.c. numbers, we hit an all-time record in drug overdoses for a 12-month period at 90,000. that's up from 45,000 only six years ago. there are two dangerous trends that are going in the exact opposite way that you'd think, if we care about the people who died and their families. first of all, because of the anti-police hysteria out there, the number of police are being reduced and for that reason, at least in my area, they are no longer doing criminal investigations in some cities when there are drug overdoses. and secondly, i think the major reason for the massive increase in deaths is the increase in fentanyl deaths. fentanyl being actually much more dangerous than heroin. we now have this happening at a time when the border patrol is
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being pulled off the border to process unaccompanied minors. and we have the horrible situation of not even increasing the budget of the border patrol. so if we care about the 90,000 people who die every year of drug overdoses, it's time to start caring a little bit more about the border and care a little bit more about the number of police we have in our country. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today as the chairman of the u.s.-slovenia friendship caucus to commemorate today as the first day of the slow convenientian presidency of the -- slovenian presidency of the council of the european union. mr. gosar: slovenia will manage a europe working to manage the
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covid pandemic, all the while dealing with the ongoing and critical issues with the e.u. and the u.s., such as countering chinese influence, and charting an mick economic path for the future -- an economic path for the future. slovenia seeks to facilitate the european recovery while also reflecting a european future, strenening of rule of law and increasing strength and stability of the european neighborhood. slovenia officials have also made their intentions known to engage western balkan states which have yet to be able to join. the presidential platform makes it clear they are up to the unique challenge. the challenge is not just recovering from a once in a generation pandemic but thinking strategically to promote a more resilient europe in the future. i wish my strong friends and its allies all the best and with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the
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gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to stand for life. and to speak about the removal of the hyde amendment from president biden's budget. the president's decision to remove this life-saving measure from his budget was disappointing as this provision has been in every budget since its enactment in 1980. h.r. 18, not taxpayer funding for abortion act, would correct this misguided omission from the president's budget, for codifying the hyde amendment into federal law, preventing taxpayer dollars from funding abortions. in no circumstance should any american be forced to go against their conscience and publicly fund abortions with their tax dollars. mr. fitzpatrick: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committees on energy and commerce, ways and means, and the judiciary be discharged from further consideration on h.r.
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18, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: as the chair previously advised, that request cannot be entertained absent appropriate clearance. mr. fitzpatrick: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. . >> there is a crisis of crime in our city streets. violent crime is up double digits in seattle, portland, austin, oak, and other cities. the increase in violent crime is the predictable result, predictable result of liberal cities defunding and underlining their law enforcement. like in austin, texas, where the far left city council cut $150 million from their police budget. what did we see weeks later? weeks later a doubling in the number of murders. mr. nehls: just this week the police chief of oakland, california, begged publicly not to cut the police department budget because it would result in more crime. when you cut law enforcement
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budgets you reduce the number of law enforcement officers. when you reduce the number of law enforcement officers, more criminals will be on the streets. this is not rocket science. stop attacking, undermining, and defunding law enforcement anti-crisis of crime will stop being a crisis. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, the covid-19 pandemic has taken the lives of four million individuals across the world, including 600,000 americans. it took the life of my mother-in-law as well as the loved ones of many of my constituents in the community that i represent. mrs. steel: as we safely reopen our communities and evaluate lessons learned, we know no one wants to see another pandemic. as we hear of the new delta variant, i know i'm not alone
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in wanting answers regarding the origins of covid-19. mrs. kim: reports of this virus having escaped from a lab must be taken seriously and looked into especially as c.c.p. refuses to cooperate with investigation noose covid-19's origins. as we mark the c.c.p.'s is enten tral and it continues its quest to be the world's top economic, technological, and military super power, it's more important than ever we get to the truth. this is a public health issue. economic issue, and a national security issue that as we saw over the past year will impact each of us. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. i seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute.
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>> mr. speaker, in 100 days vice president harris has been overseeing the border an estimated 500,000 immigrants and thousands of pounds of drugs have flowed over the border into our country. despite clear evidence of a worsening crisis, the biden administration continues to dismantle effective policies. when i visited the border, border patrol agents consistently expressed eliminating the remain in mexico policy has brought on this current crisis. now the biden administration's considering rescinding yet another successful policy, title 42, which allows c.b.p. to expel adult migrants. mr. meuser: the data is clear, human traffickers, drug smugglers and criminals are benefiting from the biden administration's open border policies, more fentanyl has been seized this year than in all of 2020. deadbeat drugs like fentsal are flowing across the border into our communities killing people in my district and all our districts. it was present in 75% of the overdose deaths in my home county in the last year.
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an open border is not some far away problem. consequences are reverberating across america. we must send a strong message of enforcement an resecure our southern border. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january 4, 2021, the gentleman from texas, mr. green, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. mr. green: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, and still i rise. i rise today as i always do with great respect for all and love of country at heart. i rise today for a very special reason. today is one of the days that i will cherish for the rest of my life.
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and what i will do today is something that i believe will help us to commemorate an unfortunate circumstance that our country has been a part of. this is a day that i will have the opportunity to bring to the attention of the congress of the united states of america a very special resolution. this is a resolution that is supporting the designation of slavery remembrance day. the resolution proposes that august 20, 2021 serve as the
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first slavery remembrance day. and this is done to remind us of the evils of slavery. i have noticed that as time has passed during my lifetime that there have been those who have sought to whitewash, to sanitize the evils associated with slavery. this is a necessary resolution because this resolution will forever allow us to remember the horrors of slavery. the events that have shaped our current circumstances.
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slavery was our seminal sin. it's the sin that has for too long, centuries, for too long had an impact on the politics, the economics, the social standing of people in our country. this resolution reads as follows. i shall not read it in its entirety today, but there are some portions of it that are exceedingly important. it reads, whereas this resolution may be cited as the original slavery remembrance day resolution of 2021. and for those who keep records,
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it is h.res. 517. h.res. 517. it has been filed and it has more than 75 original co-sponsors. i'm saying original, original and more than 75 simply because right up to the last minute we were adding people. so more than 75 original co-sponsors. i shall do all that i can to memorialize the persons who are original co-sponsors, and i shall seek additional co-sponsors of this resolution. whereas the house of representatives recognizes august 20, 2021 as slavery remembrance day, and commemorates the lives of all
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enslaved people while also condemning the act and perpetuation of slavery in the united states of america and across the world. whereas, we posthumously recognize the following members of congress who served during and after the reconstruction era. as honorary co-sponsors of this resolution. their names are listed. i will not read them today. i want to do something very special when these names are mentioned, and they shall be mentioned in the near future. but their names are all here. persons who actually served in the congress of the united states of america.
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these are persons who merit a special place in history because of all that they had to endure to serve our country. whereas on august 20, 1619 the first 20 enslaved africans were brought to what is now fort monroe, then point comfort. at that time the time 245 they -- that they arrived, august 20, 1619, it was point comfort. history has a way of reminding us of things t point comfort. the place where 20 enslaved africans arrived.
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point comfort. whereas, the house of representatives recognizes august 20, 2021 as slavery remembrance day. and commemorates the lives of all enslaved people while also condemning the act and perpetuation of slavery in the united states of america and across the world. whereas, african tribal chiefs captured, enslaved, and sold their captives to trans-atlantic slave traders. you can't tell the story without telling the whole
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story. you have to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. if there is a scintilla of a mistake in what i say, i would beg that people would contact me and let me know because the truth about slavery must be told. and the truth is that african people sold other africans into slavery. whereas, over the period of the atlantic slave trade, from approximately 1526 to 1867 millions of humans were abducted and shipped from africa, and 10 million arrived
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in the americas. as personal property. whereas the majority of ep slaved africans brought to british north america arrived between 1720 and 1780. i do want to emphasize the fact that they were personal property, chattels t they could be bought -- chattles. they could be bought, they could be sold. i do understand that this is a part of the history that we don't cherish. it's a part of the history that we don't care to recall. but it's a part of the history. that we must remember. we cannot allow ourselves to
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think for any amount of time that history will never repeat itself. and we have to be ever vigilant so as to prevent history from repeating it sefment this is why we must have a remembrance day. this is not the only remembrance day, my dear friends. we remember 9/11, and it is commemorated for the lives that were lost. we remember pearl harbor. we remember january 6. the date of the unsur rex. -- insurrection. and my prognostication is there will be a january 6 remembrance
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day. days such as these, days that are infamous should always be remembered in the annals of history, and they should forever live in infamy, but we have to remember these days. . whereas 6% of african captives were sent directly to british north america, whereas by 1825 the population of the united states included 1/4 of the people of after can descent in what has been called the new world, whereas the middle passage from west africa to the
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west indies was dangerous and horrific for enslaved people. whereas the middle passage carried mothers, fathers, children, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, and individuals from all walks of life to slavery in the americas. whereas all those -- although the sexes were separated, men, women and children were kept naked, packed and even stacked, i might add, but packed close together and the men were chained for long periods.
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whereas according to some historians, about 12% of those who embarked did not survive the voyage. whereas sharks followed the slave ships to feed on the bodies of slaves thrown overboard. whereas enslaved people suffered a variety of miserable and often fatal maladies due to the atlantic slave trade and the inhuman living and working conditions. whereas infant and child mortality rates were twice as
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high among slave children as among southern white children. whereas enslaved people often worked from sun up to after sun down -- sun-up to after sun-down six to seven days a week, often without food for long periods of time. whereas enslaved black families lived with the perpetual possibility of separation caused by the sale of one or more family members. stepping aside from the text for a moment. it has to be painful to hear
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this, to know that on the auction block a mother could be separated from her children. to know that on that auction block families would be separated and could be sent in different directions. human beings treated as property . the suffering that they endured is unthinkable, unimaginable. suffering that not even the mind of dante could imagine. persons treated to a certain
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extent like animals, human beings, enslaved black families. continuing with the text. whereas it is estimated that approximately 1/3 of enslaved children in the upper south states of maryland and virginia experienced family separation in one of three possible scenarios, sale away from parents, sale with mother away from father, or sale of mother or father away from children.
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these are the horrors of slavery, the evils of slavery. -- slavery that we can never, ever forget. just as we never forget other horrors, just as we have remembrance days for them, we should have this remembrance day for slavery. continuing with the text. whereas nat turner was born into slavery in southampton county, virginia, in 1800. whereas southampton county was home to many plantations and enslaved people outnumbered free whites. whereas turner learned to read and write at an early age, a
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young age, becoming deeply religious. whereas turner was sold to several different masters over the course of his life. the last time in 1830. whereas turner preached to his fellow enslaved people, developing a loyal following. whereas turner began planning a revolt with a few trusted fellow enslaved men from neighboring plantations. generally peeking -- speaking, we honor people who fight being held in captivity. generally speaking, they are
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held in high esteem, they are celebrated for their desire to be free and their willingness to fight for their freedom, generally speaking. but one has to ask, where are all of the statues for nat turner? where are all of the resolutions that have been written extoling the virtues of nat turner? the question must be posed, how can we honor those who enslaved to a greater extent than we
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honor those who suffered the horrors of slavery? whereas, continuing with the text, turner began planning a revolt with a few trusted fellow enslaved men from neighboring plantations. whereas turner's rebellion began in august, 1831. quickly growing from a small handful of enslaved individuals to more than 70 enslaved and
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free blacks. whereas the rebellions went from house to house in southampton county, freeing enslaved people. whereas the rebels were ultimately defeated by a state militia that had over twice the man power of the rebels, with three artillery companies reinforcing it. whereas turner was captured. six weeks after the rebellion was put down, whereupon he was quickly convicted and sentenced to death.
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continuing with the text. whereas in retaliation for the uprising, virginia officially executed 56 black people, with at least 100 more killed by militias through extra judicial violence. we're talking about people who were killed because other people fought for their freedom. stepping aside from the text.
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we can never allow ourselves to sanitize the horrors of slavery. this resolution is important. there has to be a day of remembrance. whereas the rebellion caused widespread panic among slave holders throughout the south, resulting in widespread violence against enslaved people. please understand, i take no great pride in reading this and
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presenting this. there's no great pride in this. there's pain. this is sinful and shameful and we can never forget the horrors of slavery. whereas in the wake of the rebellion, the virginia general assembly passed legislation making it illegal to teach enslaved free blacks to read and write.
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i take no pleasure. whereas the underground railroad with a network of individuals who helped around 100,000 slaves escape to the north. whereas the railroad began when a conductor, often posing as a slave, would enter a plantation and attempt to guide runaways.
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whereas the escapees would travel 10 to 20 miles each night between safe houses or stations to avoid detection waiting in safe houses for the next along the line to be alerted to their presence. whereas ms. harriet tubman escaped, escaped from slavery, along the underground railroad,
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a network of abolitionists who guided escaped slaves to the north, traveling primarily at night to avoid bounty hunters. many of these persons, my dear freands -- my dear friends, my dear brothers and sisters, were not of african ancestry. we didn't get here by ourselves. there were people of good will of many stripes that made it possible for us to have these opportunities that we have today . i thank them all. my prayer is that there will always be such people of good
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will to assist those who find themselves in harm's way due to injustice. continuing with the text. whereas ms. tubman returned to the south no less than 13 times to free 70 enslaved persons. including much of her family, for which she would be given the name moses. whereas ms. tubman deftly led those she saved north during the fall and winter when there would be captors stayed -- when their would-be captors stayed inside
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to avoid the cold. some things bear repeating. whereas ms. tubman deftly led those she saved north during the fall and winter, when their would-be captors stayed inside to avoid the cold. mazz ms. tubman's own words, i never ran my train off the track, and i never lost a passenger. whereas during the civil war, ms. tubman served as a nurse, scout, spy in the union army, becoming the first woman to plan and lead a military operation in
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the united states. liberating 700 enslaved people in south carolina. whereas the life of ms. tubman continued working to improve the lives of oppressed people, raising funds and building schools as well as hospitals in the name of formerly enslaved people while participating in the women's suffrage movement. whereas john brown, an abolitionist, who ran an important stop on the underground railroad dedicated
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his life to slavery, whereas john brown led a militia to end guerrilla attacks on pro-slavery towns in kansas losing one of his sons in the struggle. whereas john brown, with the help of harriet tubman, planned and organized an invasion of the south to free all slaves. one has to ask, where are the statues of john brown? one has to ask, how is it that we have statues within a short
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distance of where i stand now honoring those who would enslave but not honoring those who would set the slaves free. one has to ask how do these things happen. one has to also be appreciative of the fact that their removal is almost a certainty now. one has to be appreciative of the fact that there are those among us who have taken up the
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fight for freedom and they've brought it to the very floor of this house of representatives. i'm grateful to those who have concluded that we must remove the statues of those who would enslave and my prayer is we will replace them with some statues of those who fought to fee the slaves. this is my prayer. continuing with the text. whereas brown began his invasion at harper's ferry, west virginia, but was surrounded and captured by federal troops led
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by robert e. lee, losing two more sons in the fighting, there are still people alive today who don't want john brown to be celebrated. they don't want the people who gave their very last breath, the very last ounce of their existence, the cause of freedom. celebrate those who would enslave but not those who would free the slaves. i'm grateful to those people of good will who stand today to continue the struggle of liberty
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and justice for all as in the pledge of allegiance. whereas the 13th amendment was passedy congress on january 31, 1865. and ratity -- ratified on december 6, 1865. and provides that neither slavery nor involuntary servitude except as a condition of punishment for crime whereof the parties shall have been duly convicted shall exist within the united states or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
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there's much more that can be said about the 13th amendment. i beg that because i do not say it at this time, that you not charge me for not knowing some of the things that can be said about the 13th amendment. continuing with the text. whereas beginning in the 20th century, african-americans began to relocate from southern farms to southern cities, from the south to the northeast, midwest, and west, in a movement known as the great migration. whereas the relocation of formerly enslaved individuals
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and their descendants also included unfavorable and at times unjust interactions with law enforcement that often resulted in imprisonment and conduct. stepping away from the text. in sugarland, texas, bodies were unearthed. in sugar land, texas, 95 bodies unearthed. those who study these things have concluded that they were likely the victims of convict
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leasing. convict leasing was a means by which slavery was continued by another name. convict leasing allowed laws to be used to have persons who committed petty offenses held in jail. they were detained, couldn't pay a fine, these black holds as they were called allowed for convict leasing to continue. persons were arrested for just standing around. not having a job. put into the convict leasing program.
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95 such bodies were found of persons who are thought to have been victims of convict leasing in sugarland, texas, just outside of my congressional district, i might add. whereas convict leasing also known as slavery by another name was a system that allowed persons to lease imprisoned individuals to private entities often corporations and plantations. whereas the remains of 95 persons thought to be of african ancestry who were subjected to the state of texas convict leasing system were discovered in 2018 at the construction site
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of fort bend independent school district's james he's career and technical center in sugarland, texas. there's much more to be said about this in the days, weeks to come. i shall say more about this. and what has happened to these 95 persons. human beings. buried to a certain extent in the common grave area. whereas while slavery was abolished, the descendants of the enslaved continue to live with the effects of slavery's progenies. these progenies, jim crow, mass
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lynchings, segregation, police brutality, mass incarceration, and institutionalized racism. progenies of slavery. progenies of slavery. stepping aside from the text. i am a son of the segregated south. i've experienced these progenies, some of them. not all, of course. i'm 73 years of age. i have been blessed to live longer than many thought i would. not because of some illness, but because i was born black. the prognosticators never
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projected or prognosticated that i'd be standing here. there's nothing at my birth that would have given anyone reason to believe that i would stand here. and probably there was nothing that would give persons reason to believe that i would stand here and read this resolution. for many, this is a resolution that's not supposed to be filed. it's not supposed to be heard. i'm a liberated democrat. i'm not going to allow my agenda, the agenda of those who have suffered to go unnoticed. it won't happen on my watch.
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as long as i'm in this house, i'm going to remind us that we have a duty and a responsibility , as well as an obligation to understand the evils of slavery and understand how they have not evaporated, they've not simply faded away. to this day the progenies of the evils still haunt us. they haunt us, they haunt us in this very house. and for those who are offended, i beg that you would forgive me. but i don't have any recourse.
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those who sent me here, they didn't send me here to do all that i can to get along and go along. they sent me here to try to make a difference. i guess i have a case of the can't-happens. i do what i have to because i know my history and i've suffered the pain, from a progeny of slavery. continuing with the text. whereas despite the horrors of slavery and against all odds
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enslaved people became thought leaders andrievlusionaries and changed the course of american history. too often they are forgotten. pushed aside. too often the history that they made is stolen. too often the status quo will wait until they can find a proper person to attribute the history to. the status quo too often selects the persons that ought to be celebrated in history. and too often those persons are not the persons who suffered to
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bring the history to a better place. the status quo has many ways to defend itself. the status quo can do it with the power of appointment. the status quo can do it with acknowledging people and ignoring others. the status quo has many ways to defend itself. i'm reminded of the words of voluntary -- voltaire. he reminleds us that -- reminds us that it is dangerous to be, and i'm paraphrasing, it is dangerous to be right in matters
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where the established powers are wrong. voltaire. so the status quo defends itself. and the true history is not always known. there will calm time, however, -- come a time, however, when the truth about some of the history i'm aware of will be made known. mr. chairman, the house is not in order. someone appears to be on the phone in the house. i ask that we kindly investigate . this is a matter of serious concern and a person ought not be on the phone in the house. it's contrary to the rules of the house. the person ought not do this. when a serious matter is being discussed on the floor of the house of representatives. doesn't matter who that person is, by the way.
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and if the person doesn't stop, i'll put the person's name in the record. because i know who it is. i'm not going to suffer that kind of disrespect. resolved, this resolution may be cited as the original slavery remembrance day resolution. -- resolution of 2021.
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that's section 1 in the short title. section 2, slavery remembrance day, that the house of representatives, one, supports the designation of a slavery remembrance day to serve as a reminder of the evils of slavery . two, condemns slavery and its evil progenies and encourages all to acknowledge the importance of slavery remembrance. i'm grateful to the speaker for
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allowing the time. i'm grateful to the majority leader. i'm grateful to the whip. i'm grateful to all of the chairs. i'm grateful to the many persons who are co-sponsors of this resolution. as i indicated, it was coming to me as i was moving to the floor, and i have found a note from my staff. i'm eternally grateful to my staff.
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77 co-sponsors, 77. these are the persons who are part of what i believe to be an historic resolution. those who are not should not be condemned. we simply but only ask that they would become co-sponsors, and this can be accomplished quite easily. contact my office and let us know that you'd like to be a co-sponsor. the love we have for you is not diminished one cintilla because you're not an original. it is not. i'm not that kind of guy. i'm interested in having persons of goodwill become a part of
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this resolution. and there is much more that will be said and done as we move forward with the resolution. i thank all of the persons who are here today. i appreciate the fact that this house functions as it does. i'm going to remember, i'm going to remember who was standing with the gavel at hand. i'm going to remember the faces. this is a special moment in time . i'll remember those who were to speak after me. i'll remember this wonderful lady who is seated over to my left, who's always been so kind and so generous and gentle.
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i'll remember the person who prevented me from talking on the phone and who doesn't allow it to happen in this house when there's been before this house. she's evenhanded, she treats all of us the same. i'll remember the parliamentarian who has allowed his covid beard to continue. that's just a joke, friends. i want to bring a bit of levity. but the parliamentarian has been very helpful and all of those who are associated with the office, been very helpful. and i pray that on the 20th or before, this resolution will receive a vote in this house so that this house can go on record
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, as it has gone on record for many other things, as supporting slavery remembrance day. mr. speaker, it's my honor now to yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? >> i ask for unanimous con sent to address the house for one minute -- consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize the richmond high school softball team, the division iii state champions. as you know, softball, especially girls softball, has been very near and dear to my heart. the richmond girls persevered through a hard-fought championship game against buchanan. including being down 1-0 going into the sixth inning. after losing two of their first three games, the richmond girls
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showed that they would not give up on their team and ended their season on a 22-game win streak. with everything that these students have had to fight through this year, softball has been their rock. they continued to fight to prove that no matter what adversity was in front of them they would overcome it. we are all so proud of you. congratulations, richmond girls softball team. second, i rise today -- sorry. i rise today to congratulate unionville high school softball team to back-to-back division iv state champs. the girls of unionville, also known as u.f.a., proved to the entire state of michigan that they remain at the top of the division iv with their 14-1 victory over runyard. u.f.a. set a michigan -- oh.
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that's all right. i appreciate it. congratulations. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january 4, 2021, the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee, for 30 minutes. ms. jackson lee: let me thank the speaker for his courtesies and begin with a clarion call.
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the speaker wears many hats and we have been in meetings where we have focused our legislative questions on voting rights. so i think it is appropriate to begin today, to say that a crisis is pending. i'm stunned by this decision. i am aghast. i will not use the word enraged because action requires a calm and contemplative mind. but today the supreme court upheld voting restrictions. they might have written it and said they upheld voting laws.
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they upheld voting restrictions in arizona. and signaled that challenges in new state laws making it harder to vote, my god, i'm going to say that on this floor, making it harder to vote. in spite of the constitutional privilege that is ensconced in 13, 14, 15th amendments. that generates into the space the dignity of humanity that citizenship's birth right is the right to be precise in your desires of your representation. and then it signaled in this article that challenges to new state laws making it harder to vote would have a hostile reception from a majority in the
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justices. the vote, just as we expected. all of the court packing, all of the court packing has borne fruit. forgive me. i wanted to be on this floor speaking eloquently if you will, about a myriad of things. but 6-3 vote, not even a light of difference, three that were not appointed by republican presidents, and then of course the packing. by the former president of the united states and by the way, i want to make a public statement. i know the first amendment has its privileges. i asked the media to call the
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former president, the former president. he is not the president of the united states. he's not president and his name. he is the former president. he is not president and his name at the border. he is a former president at the border creating havoc. and havoc was created with this 6-3 vote. the decision was the court's first consideration of a crucial part of the voting rights act of 1965 applies to vote regular strixes that have a disproportionate impact on members of minority groups an it was issued as disputes over voting rights have taken center stage and how we're still suffering from the shell pouille case of 2013 that indicated -- indicated that the section 5
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provision 4 is unconstitutional and has left us with no tools to deal with this. as republican controlled state legislatures increasingly seek to impose restrictions, new voting rules, we are in the fight of our lives. so i'm on the floor of the house today to indicate that there is no divide in any of us, thank -- thanking the congressional black caucus, chairwoman beatty, on the urgency of voting rights and the judiciary committee and the chairman of the committee, the subcommittee chairman of the committee, and all members and staff, we needed this decision to be able to craft the record that is going to withstand and fight the battle and be able to pass what the supreme court cannot undermine with its decision. in fact, we must protect the
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vulnerable. we must not allow the disabled to be videotaped in texas. we must not allow the hungry and thirsty to be denied water and food in georgia. we must not allow judges to overturn willy nily the elections in texas. and we must not allow, if i might, we must not allow, if i might, the idea of -- we must not allow the idea of a former officer of the united states, in fact, the chief officer of the united states, we must not allow that person to make mockery, to make mockery of the order of government. there is but one president of the united states, that is
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president joe biden. there is but one vice president, vice president kamala harris. and they are effectively leading this government. and this nation. they are caring people. president biden is, as we speak, either there or en route to the enormous tragedy in surfside, florida, to provide comfort but also to provide the strength of the federal government in any investigation that will proceed. that is the able work of the florida delegation and this president. they will do their job. particularly those members who represent that area. in debbie wasserman schultz and many other members. but it is challenging to be thwarted in voting and to ignore the constitution of the 13th,
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14th, and 15th amendments. so today, i want to proceed to what i think is a necessary agenda that is so important to this nation. so you'll hear me talk about so many different aspects of the issue of governance, why voting is so important, and why we need to close the social and racial divide, or racial and social equity should be intertwined. so let me emphasize, you will, the enormous difference that what we are going to be working on over the next couple of weeks is going to make in lives. and that is of course the child
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tax credit. i just want to briefly, because votes and the winning of the majority in 2020 of the house and senate by democrats and of course the new president and vice president led us to the ex-panned and improved child tax credit. it is a historic change that is a lifeline to the middle class and cuts child poverty. it provides children and their families with additional payments. the year that helps them with the cost of food, child care, diapers, health care, clothing and taxes. i'll be in my town, houston, texas, on july 3, yes, the independence weekend, to be table open the eyes of my mothers and fathers caring for children that this is their legitimate opportunity to
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receive monthly payments, $250 per month per child and $300 per month for every young child all the families in my community can feel more secure and better able to deal with the burdensome expenses that face them weekly and monthly. let me be very clear. this brings america together. this idea of the child tax credit. but let me remind you, it was because of our votes, your votes, that elected a democratic majority. not a majority that does not include a desire to work in a bipartisan manner. we do desire that. and i think this is the first opportunity that i've had since the historic passage, maybe the second in a moment that i can say to the chamber, and to this historic congressional record, a
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large thank you for bipartisanship. that has brought about after 38 years the historic juneteenth holiday. that was celebrated because it was signed on june 17, the first historic holiday on june 18, thank you to opal lee, thank you to the initiator of a state holiday in texas, al edwards, but more importantly, thank you to the teacher in the airport that stopped me and said thank you for juneteenth, i can now teach the original sin of slavery to even elementary schoolchildren, not out of anger and hatefulness but the whole story of america's original sin and what liberation, emancipation and freedom represents. thank you to the quote of president joe biden that said he may be known for many things in his scradmrgs but he will probably be remembered for signing the juneteenth holiday. i am grate to feel my colleagues for allowing me to lead, to have
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introduced that bill, the first member of congress to do so, and i'm grateful for members of the other body. senator marquis, senator cornyn. who rally sod that the senate could move and that in one day we could pass it in the house, take the bill that i introduced that the senate then took and to the leadership here. how much we exalted this body when it was a 415-person vote. i hope with that vote that there are those thinking that wow, i voted for that, i'm not finished because we're not finished. because if anything reinforces that our journey is not finished, it must be the idea that today the supreme court rendered a decision that completely turns upside down the writing of the john lewis enhancement act led so abley by my colleague and friend congresswoman terri sewell, a bill that will come through the house judiciary committee that we will be able to be the
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fixers, the doctors, those who will hold the constitution up and say no, the supreme court, though the highest body in the land, in this instance because of the court packing is wrong. because the founding fathers did not intend for us to have a restraint on that unfettered right of voting. my friends, we would not be in the midst of a debate right now of the invest act that is going to provide such a new different in our lives. that is because of the vote. thank you to the chairman of the transportation committee and mr. defazio. because now that first step will be toward rebuilding the nation's roads, bridge, transit, rail and we'll be fighting against climate change. look at our western region where
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hundreds are impacted, thousands, millions, but then they have lost tens upon tens, maybe hundreds of people, maybe, but certainly numbers who died from the enormous heat. we passed that historic bill today. i'm proud that part of it, working out of energy and commerce, working with chairman pallone that we have provided real dollars to communities for wastewater infrastructure, you know that is important. we have done that through the clean water state revolving fund. we have provided, i want you to understand, historic funding level for drinking water, state revolving fund. and making improvements to prioritize replacing lead-service -- lead service lines that have plagued so many of our mid western states and southern states, our public housing, improving water quality and schools, i know it well because my schools are old and children before the historic water systems, bottled water,
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they were drinking out of old water fountains. an addressing needs and territory, performing the broken standard setting to make it work better as it relates to public health. and to eliminate toxins. the vote, the right to vote, the right to vote is an extremely vital part. as we have had the right to vote and each member has had the right, i'm glad to publicly announce that i will have complete reformation of a historic street in my district, scott street. . the right to vote. with a grant that was awarded through me. houston -- to houston and the metro city of houston. those of you living around scott
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street, texas southern university there will be a new light, a new opportunity. and then we will be able to expand on the greenways project, neighborhood greenways. i've heard you. i've heard the neighborhood. and so we will have that opportunity. and through voting, the jackson lee-espaillat amendment, it's in now, it's law. going on to the senate to be finally passed and i'm going to be an optimist. that we were able to have an amendment in the safe streets program, where funds are spent to require state departments, where this amendment gives local governments more control over where the funds for the new safe streets program are spent, by requiring the state department of transportation that ignores local government, they're ignoring local governments right now in my community on i-45. they ignore them. by expanding i-45 and taking out
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houses and schools and buying up historic neighborhoods they wrong, texdot, you are wrong. and we'll continue to investigate until you realize that you're wrong. but i have an amendment now that says that local governments must be heard and they must be consulted with on the amount of dollars to help them carry out safe streets projects and that is to use the safe streets program to set aside safety funds to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on public roads with a focus on vulnerable road uses, such as pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles. why? people are dying. in my district, a lady stopped her car to help a wheelchairperson get across the street, another car hit her and the wheelchair person and killed them. how do you even -- not even stopping. who needs to have the resources but our local government. and then of course we have seen death take a toll on motorcycle,
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bike riders. bike texas has been fighting for this. and we lost a young man a few years ago. and as he was riding his bike, in the heights area, i promised his family, he lost his life. the lady who lost her life pushing a wheelchair was 54 and she was helping jesse jesus perez across. she pulled over and got out. as i said, another vehicle struck them. and they were both killed. on march 7, 2019, right before the pandemic, i went to the spot, david leon lawyer, was killed in the collision with a school bus while riding his bicycle. and that was the way he got around in the heights. this is in their name. to make local governments take
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charge of those dollars and to help stop that kind of violence. which it is. and then the motorcycle riders, they have motorcycle clubs. and they are ignored. in the name of jamal harris, killed around mother's day, this amendment was put forward. i was able as well, in the freeze we suffered, people died. so i have an amendment that was passed, will now become law, requires the e.p.a. administrator to initiate a study on the distribution of waste water infrastructure funds to rural communities, economically disadvantaged communities, and tribal communities during the 20 fiscal year preceding. the reason is because there has been the understanding that waste water resources in inner city infrastructure and rural is poor, not working, and you feel
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the impact. i'm grateful. but again, i'm going to say voting. and then of course we know the freeze. so many died. in the early february. the president again came to acknowledge something that we had never experienced. our whole grid shut down, which is why we need the american jobs plan in its totality. i stand with my friends in the congressional progressive caucus, the budget committee and the congressional black caucus and all of the democratic caucus, that we must go big we must work with this bipartisan legislation, but we must get climate change, we must get the care economy, and we must deal with the broadband and cyber. but in this, the electric grids have been failing and so my amendment, under this particular amendment, implements a program under which the administrator may award grants to community water systems, to carry out activities, to educate and assist persons by the community water system in adapting and responding to bad acts and
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natural disasters, including subzero temperatures. what does that mean? our pipes froze, people still suffering from freezing and those pipes busted, destroyed homes. not only did people die, frozen to death, because they had no electricity, but they had no water. and remember standing and giving out water to thousands and when i say that, being part of giving out water to thousands, all over our communities. we were giving out water in 2021. they had no water. not only did they have no water, but it took a very long time. i do want to put into the record this word to show you why the waste water is so important. the path-breaking 2019 study said flushed and forgotten, sanitation waste water in the rural states, was conducted by the alabama center for rural enterprise, and the columbia law school for human rights, it indicated sanitation is essential to everyday functions is such asure nation and
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deafcation, without a system in place, the disposal of waste water individuals experience environmental tams. the perpetual appearance of waste water in and around homes that occurs when systems are absent or failing takes a significant toll on mental health and the ability of individuals to live in dignity. do you realize that that is occurring in america? that's why i'm here today. and i'm here today because no one is going to tell me with conditions like this that we don't need the american jobs plan and that we don't need the dollars that will stop flooding in houston, which we have built up enormously. no one is going to tell me that we don't need the child tax credit for each and every one of
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you. that's why we will be in houston at july 3. we will be in houston. july 3. because these children need these resources. and then let me spend the time, if the speaker would tell me the remaining time, please. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady has seven minutes remaining. ms. jackson lee: thank you. i want to just take a moment to physically hold this one up. and to emphasize how important our children are, before i raise another very vital point. one, it was because of votes that we got the children's
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health insurance program. and it will be because of votes that we get the expanded or that we got the expanded child tax credit that you will get $250 for older children, $300 for younger children every single month. meet me at the st. john's church at 10:00 a.m. on july 3. to ensure you get the right information. this is not a sales job. this is what voting and representation is all about. and so i want to be able to conclude my remarks with something that has been, mr. speaker, very important and i hope that its explanation is one
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that is taken not historically in the way that it should, and i want to not ignore the attack on democracy and to acknowledge the leadership of this house for the january 6 committee. i have worked on a select committee. i am a member who was here for 9/11 and when i say here, i was literally in this capitol. and among others, fled out of this capitol. and watched the billoing smoke that was the result of the hit at the pentagon, as we were escaping. and so i take very seriously the issues of january 6. i want to also briefly
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acknowledge the work that we've done with ensuring that confederate statues were removed and to put them in the place of history, but not a place that is a citadel of democracy, when there were those that stood up against that democracy. i want to acknowledge the validity of the george floyd justice in policing act and pay tribute to this family that has been so sacrificing to try to make things right. but now i want to proceed with what i think must be our next step with voting, h.r. 40. the commission to study slavery and develop reparation proposals. i want to take away any glare or misunderstanding that this is a figurement of our imagination, this is something that we should do in passing, it is an
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impossibility, it is a third rail. if we do this, something will happen. i welcome and i am here present to speak to all of my colleagues, democrats and republicans. but i want you to look at the back of this slave, the silence is deadening as to what occurred for almost a quarter of 1,000 years. in bond and over 200 years -- bondage over 200 years of the we have dwriff in detailing -- difficulty in detailing the actual facts of the precise brutality in every plantation, in every nuance, in every northern state in every southern state in every western state and every eastern, because it was prevalent everywhere. there were different times when it ended. certainly december, 1965, was when the 13th amendment was so eloquently debated. difficult -- with difficultyment
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and it was passed -- with difficulty, and it was passed. but h.r. 40 is the distinct opportunity internationally for america's presence to be known that we are back. that we are willing to acknowledge the original sin. we're not here accounting for my neighbor who will tell me that he or she did not have slaves. that is not the accounting that we are in essence looking at. we're not looking to be able to see whether or not my other neighbor just left slavery. slavery is part of america's history. the d.n.a. and the progeny of slavery are here in america. you cannot ignore them. they are the foundation of this nation, they built the place i now stand. slaves. they built the white house. slaves. they built infrastructure, they created cotton and made it king. never to be given any
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compensation for years of work. no health insurance, no insurance, no workman's comp, no salary. but as the u.n. human rights council has said, reparations should not only equated with financial compensation, it should include restitution, rehabilitation, acknowledgment of injustices, apologies, memorizations, educational reform and guarantees as such -- that such injustices won't happen again. the legislation itself is a nonthreatening and serious legislation. it is a reflection of what general sherman tried to do. he tried to remedy the back that we see here today. he tried to give 40 acres and a mule. can you imagine the conglomerate that would have occurred if five, six, 10, 20 slaves had come together with that and, believe me, slaves did not ask in anger.
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in fact, as they did not get it, they made their way. but as they made their way, we can cite 19 sites almost in america where what slaves built was destroyed. greenwood, 100 years is an example. greenwood is an example of a cry for reparations. mother fletcher mother fletcher, mother randall, and our sergeant, her brother. articulate that they never got anything and all that they had in greenwood was taken from them. what a -- an unbelievable scenario we're facing. so my plea today is that as you've listened to me, i leave here to go fight for voting rights. but i also leave here with a challenge and an encouragement.
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for the understanding of all that i have said, mr. speaker, but more importantly, as i close, h.r. 40, the commission to study reparation proposals, i look forward to working with our leadership and all others to ensure that we do make this an important step forward. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady has yielded back. the chair announces the speaker's appointment pursuant to house resolution 503, 117th congress, and thed orer of the house of january 4, 2021, of the following members of the select committee to investigate the january 6 attack on the united states capitol. the clerk: mr. thompson of mississippi, chair. ms. lofgren of california, mr. schiff of california, mr. aguilar of california, ms. chaney of wyoming, mrs. murphy of florida, mr. raskin of maryland, and mrs. luria of virginia.
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the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 11-b of house resolution 188, the house stands adjourned until 11:30 a.m. tomorrow.

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