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they're getting ready to vote on three of them and we'll take you live to the floor of the house in just a moment here on c-span. [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 announces the speaker's appoint, pursuant to section 2 of house resolution 503, 117th congress, and the order of the house of january 4, 2021, of the following member to the select committee to investigate the january 6 attack on the united states capitol.
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the clerk: mr. kinzinger of illinois. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker -- mr. mccarthy: madam speaker, i rise to a question of the privileges of the house and i send to the desk a privileged resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: whereas on june 30, 2021, the house voted to establish a select committee to investigate the january 6 attack on the united states capitol. whereas house resolution 503 states that the speaker shall appoint 13 members to the select committee, five of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the minority leader. whereas on june 30, 2021, speaker nancy pelosi stated that, we believe that congress must in the spirit of bipartisanship and patriotism establish this commission. whereas when asked during a press conference on july 22 about the partisanship of the committee, speaker pelosi say thed that, the less partisan it is, the more it will be
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accepted by the american people. whereas, in a statement put on by the speaker's office, speaker pelosi stated that, our imperative must be to find the truth. we must do so in a way that retainls the trust of the american people -- retains the trust of the american people so they will have confidence in the truth that emerges. whereas for the first nope time in the history of the house, the speaker of the house rejected two of the minority leader's nominees to a select committee. whereas speaker pelosi's own presses remain lee -- release acknowledged that this -- press release acknowledged that this was an unprecedented decision and speaker pelosi's decision directly harms the credibility and integrity of the proceedings of the select committee. now therefore be it resolved, that the house of representatives, one, condemns the refusal of speaker nancy pelosi to see all five republican members to the select committee and, two, urges the speaker to make the following appointments to the select committee. representative jim banks of indiana.
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representative jim jordan of ohio. representative rodney davis of illinois. representative kelly armstrong of north dakota. and representative troy nehls of texas. the speaker pro tempore: the resolution qualifies. for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: mr. hoyer of maryland moves that the resolution be laid on the table. the speaker pro tempore: the question on the motion is to lay the resolution on the table. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is not adopted. mr. mccarthy: madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california. mr. mccarthy: i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of husband reese 8, the yeas and nays are order -- of 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
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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 zwrofment indiana steek? mrs. walorski: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. buck sthon of indiana, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. bucshon will vote no on the motion to table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. graves of missouri, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. graves will vote nay on the notion table. -- motion to table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. desaulnier of california, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. desaulnier will vote yes on the motion to table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona rise? >> as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mrs. kirkpatrick of arizona will vote yea on the motion to table. and as the member designated by mr. grijalva of arizona, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. grijalva of arizona will vote yea on the motion to table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. kelly of pennsylvania, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. kelly will vote nay on the motion to table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. wild of pennsylvania, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that ms. wild will vote yea on the motion to table.
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-- mrs. axne: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. wild of pennsylvania, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that ms. wild will vote yea on the motion to table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. fulcher of idaho, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. fulcher will vote no on the motion to table. i yield.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. garcia of illinois, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. garcia of illinois will vote yes on the motion to table. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? mr. beyer: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr.
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lowenthal, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote yea on motion to table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. aderholt of alabama, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. aderholt will vote no on the motion to table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. herrera beutler, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. herrera beutler will vote no on the motion to table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlewoman from new york rise? >> as the member designated by chairwoman carolyn maloney of new york, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that chairwoman maloney will vote yes on the motion to table the republican privileged
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resolution. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> 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 motion to table. mr. jeffries: as the member designated by congresswoman meng, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congresswoman meng will vote no on the motion to table. as the member designated by congressman horsford, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congressman horsford will vote nay on the
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motion to table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from georgia rise? >> as the member designated by mr. jones of new york, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. jones will vote yes on the motion to table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. deutch of florida, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. deutch will vote yea on the motion to table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson of florida, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes on the motion to table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> as the member designated by mr. cuellar of texas, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. mr. way -- that mr. way yak of texas -- cuellar will vote on the motion
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to table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote no on the motion to table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut rise? >> as the member designated by ms. wilson of florida, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on the motion to table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois rise? >> as the member designated by mr. rush -- mr. rush of illinois, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. rush of illinois will vote yes on the motion to table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. donald payne of new jersey, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house
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that mr. payne will vote yes on the motion to table. as the member designated by ms. bonnie watson coleman of new jersey, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mrs. watson coleman will vote yes on the motion to table. as the member designated by mr. sires of new jersey, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on the motion to table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. gonzalez of ohio, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. gonzalez will vote nay on the motion to table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. ruppersberger of maryland, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. ruppersberger of maryland will vote yes on the motion to table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by congress member napolitano, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congress member napolitano of the state of california will vote yes on the motion to table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio rise? >> as the member designated by mrs. lawrence of michigan, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mrs. lawrence of michigan will vote yea on the motion to table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia rise? >> as the member designated by mr. mceachin, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house
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that mr. mceachin will vote yes on the moaght to table. as the member designated by ms. porter, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote yes on the motion to table.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 218, the nays are 197. the motion is adopted. without objection, a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentlewoman from michigan, mr. dingell, to suspend the rules and pass h. -- mrs. dingell, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1664, as amended, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 1664, a bill to authorize the national medal of honor museum foundation to establish a commemorative work in the district of columbia and its environs and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the
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bill, as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. desaulnier of california, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. desaulnier of california will vote yes on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from indiana rise? mrs. walorski: madam chair, as the member designated by mr. bucshon of indiana, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. bucshon will vote yes on
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h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york rise? ms. velazquez: as the member designated by carolyn maloney of new york, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that chairwoman maloney will vote yes on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. kelly of pennsylvania, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. kelly will vote yea on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa rise? mrs. axne: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. wild of pennsylvania, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that ms. wild of pennsylvania
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will vote yea on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. gonzalez of ohio, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. gonzalez will vote yea on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. deutch of florida, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. deutch will vote yea on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yes on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. garcia of illinois, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. garcia of illinois will vote yes on h.r. 1664. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. aderholt of alabama, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. aderholt will vote yes on h.r. 1664.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. donald payne of new jersey, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on h.r. 1664. as the member designated by mrs. bonnie watson coleman of new jersey, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mrs. watson coleman will vote yes on h.r. 1664. as the member designated by mr. sires of new jersey, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on h.r. 1664.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. graves of missouri, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. graves will vote aye on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. mceachin, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. mceachin will vote yes on h.r. 1664. as the member designated by ms. porter, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote yes on h.r. 1664.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. fulcher, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. fulcher will be voting yea on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. ruppersberger of maryland, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. ruppersberger will vote yes, yea, on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition?
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mr. evans: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from georgia seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. jones of new york, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. jones will vote yes on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? mr. stanton: as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick of arizona, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mrs. kirkpatrick of arizona will
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vote yea on h.r. 1664. as the member designated by mr. grijalva of arizona, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. grijalva of arizona will vote yea on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. underwood: as the member designated by mr. rush of illinois, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition?
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mrs. hayes: as the member designated by ms. wilson of florida, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by congresswoman grace meng, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that congresswoman meng will vote yea on h.r. 1664. as the member designated by congressman horsford, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that congressman horsford will vote yea on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. cuellar of texas, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. cuellar will vote yea
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on h.r. 1664. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: as the memberdesignated by mr. lowenthal, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote yea on h. res. 1664
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the memberdesignated by congress member napolitano from the state of california, pursuant to house resolution 8 i inform the house that congress member napolitano will vote yes on h.r. 1664
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mrs. lawrence of michigan, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mrs.
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lawrence of michigan will vote yea on h.r. 1664 .
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 216, the nays
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are zero 2/3 being in the affirmative and without objection the the motion toreconsider is laid on the table the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order the speaker: the hues will be in order the chair asks all members in the chamber as well as members and staff throughout the capitol to observe of officer chestnut
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and officer gibson who were killed on july 24, 1998 that anniversary was saturday thank you for joining in this moment of silence now the speaker: pusht to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the
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motion of the the gentlewoman from michigan, mrs. dingell to pass h.r. 2365 as amended on which the yeas and nays are ordered the clerk will report the title the clerk: h.r. 2365, a bill to extend the authority of the establishment of the commemorative work of gold star families and for other purposes will the house pass the pill members will record their votes by electronic device. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. desaulnier of california, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. desaulnier of california will vote yes on h.r. 2365. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. kelly of pennsylvania, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. kelly will vote yea on h.r. 2365. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. wilson of florida, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on h.r. 2365. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from >> pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. gonzalez will vote yesment mr. stanton: as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick of arizona i inform the house that mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yea as the member designated by mr. grijalva pursuant to h. res.
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8, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote yea the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. amodei, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yes on h. res. 2365. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition j ms. underwood: as the member designated by mr. rush of illinois, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. rush of illinois will vote yes on h.
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res. 2365.. >> as the member designated by mr. graves of missouri, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. graves will vote aye on h.r. 2365. >> as the member designated by mr. deutch of florida, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. deutsche will vote aye on h. res. 2365. >> as the member designated mrs. walorski: as the member designated by mr. bucshon of indiana, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. bucshon will vote yes on h.r. 2365.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. donald payne of new jersey, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on h.r. 2365. as the member designated by mrs. bonnie watson coleman of new jersey, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mrs. watson coleman will vote yes on h.r. 2365. mr. pallone: as the member designated by mr. sires of new jersey, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on h.r. 2365. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. aderholt of alabama, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. aderholt will vote yes on h.r. 2365. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition?
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>> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. ruppersberger of maryland, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. ruppersberger will vote yea on h.r. 2365. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. fulcher of idaho, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. fulcher will vote yea on h.r. 2365. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. lowenthal, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote yes on h.r. 2365.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa seek recognition? mrs. axne: as the member designated by ms. wild of pennsylvania, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that ms. wild of pennsylvania will vote yea on h.r. 2365. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? ms. velazquez: as the member designated by chairwoman carolyn maloney of new york, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that chairwoman maloney will vote yes on h.r. 2365.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. garcia of illinois, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. garcia of illinois will vote yes on h.r. 2365. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: madam speaker, as the member designated by congress member napolitano from the state of california, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that congress member napolitano of the state of california will vote yes on h.r. 2365. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek
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recognition? mr. evans: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? member -- >> as the member designated by mr. cuellar of texas, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. cuellar of texas will vote yea on h.r. 2365. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from georgia seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. jones of new york, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. jones of new york will vote yes on h.r. 2365.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: as the member designated by mr. mceachin, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. mceachin will vote yes on h.r. 2365. as the member designated by ms. porter, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote yes on h.r. 2365. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by congresswoman grace meng, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that congresswoman meng will vote yea on h.r. 2365. as the member designated by congressman horsford, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that congressman horsford will vote yea on h.r. 2365.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mrs. lawrence of michigan, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mrs. lawrence of michigan will vote yea on h.r. 2365.
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the speaker pro tempore: the yeas are 412 and the nays are zero and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table .
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the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent that i may be hereafter considered the primary sponsor the humane research and testing act bill originally interviewed by mr. hastings of florida and requesting reprintings of rule 7 clause 12 the speaker pro tempore: without objection so ordered the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches for what purpose does the gentlewoman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. langevin: i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection mr. langevin: this morning, i had the privilege of joining
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president biden at the white house to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the americans disability act this has improved the liefnts including mine in 1980, an accidental gunshot left me paralyzed and for 10 years i experienced the adversity that the disability community faced before the a.d.a. this law has helped break down barriers and has opened doors for people with disabilities and allowed people to reach unattainable places in our society without the a.d.a., i would not be a member of congress proudly representing the people of rhode island though we made tremendous progress with the a.d.a., we can't stop fighting yet i will work close and with steny
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hoyer to advance legislation to support and protect the rights of people with disabilities thank you, madam speaker, and i yield back the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? >> i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentlemanis recognized for one minute . >> i rise today to honor the life of a great american brian sleke he served in the vietnam corps and answered through two tours and specialist in commune kaigs and earned the bronze star and once said he was no hero, just proud to be a soldier and worked on behalf of other veterans and associated with the kentucky 6th veteran coalition
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he was an advocate and worngd in a positive way to bring about necessary changes and great spirit and contagious smile and his spirit for our and brian passed away on june 20, 2021 he is survived by his wife ann and it is my honor on behalf of a grateful nation to pay tribute to the life of brian slupke the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> unanimous consent one minute and revise and extend my remarks the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized >> i rise today with a heavy heart to honor the life of one of my constituents david castro born and raised in houston over
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the last 17 years, david was tragically killed in a road rage incident from an astros' game he had a bright future he excelled in math and physics and was in the high school marching band today as i extend my condolencees to david's family and friends, i wise to share their wish that our community and our country that remember david through random acts of kindness david castro will be missed, but never forgotten and will live on in acts of kindness across this country i yield back . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition?
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mr. carter: i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentlemanis recognized for one minute mr. carter: i rise today to remember and honor the life of colonel edward wexler of sa savannah, georgia he was a native who lived a truly remarkable life he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the united states air force he traveled the world with the united states air force serving in many different countries he retired from the p air national guard in 2006 having 35 years of service following retirement he continued to serve his exeunt and combined federal campaign president of the association and junior vies commander of the veterans' commander his dedication to improving the lives of others will never be
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forgotten my thoughts are with his family and friends . thank you, and i yield back the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? >> i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection ms. kaptur: i rise to thank chairwoman maxine waters for including the restoring communities left behind act in her housing infrastructure bill this legislation led by congresswoman tlaib would direct money to homeowner reelings assistance and improve accessibility and seniors with disabilities and it will restore quality housing in the goer communities i represent which
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have suffered from job losses and the chronic housing underhe investment congress must be a partner in and know what resources are needed and how best to deploy them to revive their neighborhoods this will stimulate economic growth i urge alt my colleagues to support its passage and i send my thanks who helped us i yield back the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from tennessee seek recognition? >> i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. . the speaker pro tempore: without objection >> yieks yieks the return of debt ceiling should have fiscal warning signs the debt ceiling was suspended for two years in 2019 and
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congress has had a shoppa holic 100% we ignored the spending problems that got us into this mess there needs to be and my legislation would amend congress budget process to keep government debt this would limit how much financial trouble you know what they say? the first step to solving a problem is recognizing that you have a problem congress needs to put a spending check on its self and high credit, high interest rates broke and living in their parents' basement i yield back the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek
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recognition? >> i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection >> last week we celebrated the 200th day of the 117th congress thanks to house democrats and president biden we passed the american rescue plan defending and in massachusetts nearly 74% of adults are vaccinated and we sent over 500 stimulus checks to bay staters i promised my students and families the american rescue plan delivered on my pledge and and they reentered the classroom and secured to reduce the child care and pay our workers a fair wage i provided families with the historic and the child tax credit will
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cut child poverty in half and help children from brookline to fall river we passed the invest act that will reimagine transportation to spur job creation the and make infrastructure plan a reality from the depths of the crisis i yield back the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. bilirakis: madam speaker, in pass koa county we have seen a huge spike in overdosees and 25 fatalities in the month of june alone during january through june of 2021, we have seen more
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overdosees than similar period fentanyl continues to be significant factor and we must to do everything from preventing fentanyl including the stopping of free flow of the nation's southern border i have been to the border and i have seen how easy it is to move drugs into our country we must secure our border we must implement commonsense safeguards to improve access to quality treatment i will continue to work on these priorities and i ask unanimous consent to that the committees on energy and commerce be discharged from the further consideration of h.r. 18 and ask for its immediate consideration on the floor
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the speaker pro tempore: under guidelines should by successive speakers in recorded 956, the chair is constrained not to entertain the request unless it has been cleared by the floor and leadership mr. thompson: request unanimous consent to address the house i recognize the anniversary of the signing of americans with disabilities act .... i've experienced firsthand how with the right tools and accessibility, americans can live a life of independence, self-sustainability and pride. the americans with disabilities act is a monumental piece of legislation opening the doors to millions of american who was a disability whether it be physical, learning, cognitive or any other. whether it is protection from
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discrimination in the workplace, additional support in the school, or added acome daitions in our public venue, the a.d.a. provides support to better empower those individuals living with disabilities. while we saw this landmark legislation signed into law 31 years ago today, we must continue to advocate for the rights of americans living with disabilities. the a.d.a. is an american milestone for americans living with disabilities but there's still more work to be done. we can all continue to do more for those living with disabilities from defying prejudice to empowering those with disabilities in everyday lives. thank you, madam speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> madam speaker, i rise today in support of the hyde amendment. for more than 40 years, hyde
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enjoyed strong bipartisan support with both republicans and democrats agreeing that americans should never be forced to fund abortions with their hard-earned tax dollars. however, president biden and my democrat colleagues have now decided to abolish this crucial protection. by eliminating the hyde amendment from their budget they have disthraryd conscience right of all americans and blatantly attacked the lives of the unborn. as the father of five children and the grandfather of 17 i know just how precious life is and i will never stop fighting to to protect the hyde amendment. madam 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 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: as the chair previously advised that request cannot be entertained
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absent appropriate clearance. for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> two weeks ago i spent additional time at the u.s. border which i think by a mile is the biggest crisis this country has. mr. grothman: it has been brought to my attention to the rio grande valley sector, where i was at, they recently had 20,000 people a week to be processed. they have never seen such a thing. what difference does this make? the more people come across, first of all, it probably means more illegal drugs crossing the border, which means more fentanyl which is why we have 90,000 deaths per year in this country. it means less border patrol agents since they're processing certain people, less border patrol agents to guard the more rural arias of the border which
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means more people coming acost. finally, we're in a situation, we found out, down there, when they turn people over with covid to the nongovernmental entities, those entities do not have secure facilities and these people are flowing into this country who we already know have covid. please, during this appropriations season, please add more money to our border patrol so we can get a handle on these ridiculously high numbers. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> thank you, madam speaker. for more than 40 year, the hyde amendment has prevented taxpayers from funding abortions through government programs. historically it has been included in annual spending bills by both parties. recently democrats vote toad limb nate hyde amendment protections. even president biden said those
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of us opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them. but it would appear he and his democrat colleagues have abandoned this critical position. with nearly 60% of americans agreeing that taxpayer dollars shouldn't be used to fund abortion, we must stand for life. i stand for h.r. 18, the no funding for abortion act. i ask that the committees 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. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: as the chair previously advised that request cannot be entertained absent appropriate clearance. for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? >> for what purpose does the gentleman seek -- i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise in support of h.r. 18, the no taxpayer funding for abortion act of 2021.
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earlier this month, president biden released his budget which doesn't include the hyde amendment which prohibits taxpayer funds from funding aabortion. hyde has been included never package since 1986 and is a long-standing bill between republicans and democrats to protect the conscience of taxpayers. president biden has consistently expressed support for the hyde amendment throughout his career and i'm disappointed his recent shift signals to the american people that he will cave to the political pressures of his left wing and force our tax dollars to pay for the eugenics of our nation's poorest individuals on medicaid. we cannot stand for. this we must codify hyde restrictions in taxpayer funded abortions. i ask unanimous consent that the committee on energy and commerce, ways and means and the jew dish be further discharged from further consideration of h.r. 18 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: as the chair has previously advised that cannot be entertained absent appropriate clearance. for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas seek recognition? without objection, so ordered. >> madam speaker, i stand today to voice my support for h.r. 18, the no taxpayer funding for abortion act, which would protect the american people from a gross misuse of taxpayer dollars. i co-sponsored h.r. 18 in my first few days in congress because i along with the majority of american voters believe that no person should be required to pay for abortions or abortion service. president biden himself pledged never to force tax pays to pay for abortions yet has broke than promise by failing to include the hyde amendment in his new budget proposal. devalue egg -- devaluing the life of unborn children has desensitized americans. we should never use taxpayer dollars to fund abortion services. instead we should focus on services that value the life of the mother and child.
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i ask unanimous consent that the committees on energy, ways and means, and judiciary be furr further dis-- be discharged if 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. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> madam speaker, i believe that every life has value and i'm proud to be pro life. whether you're pro life or not my fellow north carolinians and americans across the country agree the government should not use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. that's why the hyde amendment was created. the hyde amendment has saved 2.5 million lives and protected the conscience rights of americans, all with overwhelmingly bipartisan support. in fact, hyde has been renewed
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every year since 1976. under majorities and presidents of both parties, including president barack obama. however the most recent budget proposal president biden chose to ignore precedent and the will of the people by excluding hyde amendment protections. this is a radical shift in policy. americans should not bees forked to violate their conscience to pay for abortions. therefore, madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on energy, ways and means, be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 18, the no taxpayer funding for abortion act, 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. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lamalfa: thank you. we have a record setting surge of illegal drugs coming across
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our southern border including the very, very deadly fentanyl which takes only small amounts to great greatly affect many people. as well as whatever other activities the cartels want to. do the u.s.-mexico boarder is basically unprotected and doesn't seem to be a prior thoif biden administration at all. please, prove me wrong. yet the biden administration is happy to once again push the idea of perhaps shutting down the country over covid once again. is it because of the delta variant? or -- or now sit going to be over a new mexico variant. it seems to be coming our way. yet they will not control the border and the flow of illegal immigrations -- illegal immigrants that might be carrying the covid themselves whether it's a mexico variant or do not you have to ask, whose side is this administration on with this open sieve of a
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border, drugs coming through, illegal immigrants coming through and putting the clamps down -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. lamalfa: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january 4, 2021, the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. ms. jackson lee: i thank the speaker for recognizing me to anchor this special order on the fierce urgency of preserving the precious right to vote by passing h.r. 4 the john lewis voting rights advancement act and legislation like h.r. 1, for the people. i'm delighted to be co-anchoring this congressional black caucus special order at the request of our tireless leader for justicer chairwoman congresswoman joyce beatty of ohio and to be joined by my co-anchor, congressman richie torres of new york and many other members of the
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congressional black caucus. 56 years ago, in a century that was close to 100 years after the emancipation proclamation and the rendition of the 15th amendment, the very right to vote, there we were, fighting with this beloved member of congress who challenges us to get into good trouble, fighting in 1965, pursuant to the collapse of the understanding of the 15th amendment. fighting for the right to vote again. madam speaker, here we are today. 2021. now 56 years after the 1965 voting rights act. fighting for the right to vote. i want to make sure that i pay tribute to our power, our message, led by the honorable
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joyce beatty who does not only speak her words but acts on her words. how proud we were, but i am sure, pride is not what she wants us to feel. as she walked down this difficult road here in washington, d.c., to be able to express with black women and others that we have a fierce sense of urgency. and was arrested just about two weeks ago in the name of voting rights. so let me for a moment read to you out of the book that is -- that has just been published by a dear, beloved friend, "carry on," i use this book in the rules committee when there seems to have been challenge to helping the impoverished, i concluded my remarks when i was giving amendments to help the
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impoverished to carry on. but on the issue of justice, these are his words. we must practice what we preach. we believe in life and liberties and we should not defer the dream of equality and justice, the right to vote. under the law for people of color. we must use a system of government to improve our laws and to make our society fairer and more just. while no one bill can right the many wrong we can stitch together partial solutions to deal with the complex societal issues that lead to systemic bias and inequality. that is what we said here today. we are stitching together a response to the collapse of voting rights in america. we're stitching together laws that will deal with the massive suppression laws being passed in state legislatures across america. we're stitching together response to those brave texas democratic representatives who are here in washington, d.c., who are begging us to pass h. 1,
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s. 1, and of course we passed thelewis voting rights act. i'm glad that my friend, terri sewell, will submit her statement coming from selma, alabama, into the record. let me just say that serious damage to the precious right to vote, occasioned by right wing conservative majority and supreme court, demands that congress exercise its powers under section 5 of the 15th amendment to restore the extraordinary reach and effectiveness of 15th fourteenth amendment said no state legislature should abridge the right to vote on the basis of discrimination on race and color and ethnicity and that the congress should stand up and provide the relief and the answer did you hear the congress and the congressional black caucus has said that not only with
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their words hank johnson was arrested last week . and so the objection and is without substance i have long said that the states that were subject to pree clearance earned their way in by so doing june 25, 2021, the anniversary of the supreme court decision in shelby county versus holder from subbing discriminating election laws on august 6 will be the commemoration of the 1966 voting rights and look at the predictment in i will recount all the times we voted it was bipartisan we stand on
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good trouble that not the shelby case, not the arizona case, which is the arizona case and section 2-r and frankly says by one of the justicees that a little bit of discrimination is ok and every single person in this congress and to that constituents . why would they want to deny the implementation and the 15th fourteenth amendment we cannot wait any longer for
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h. 1, s. 4. it is my prif lem as i can't to tell my story, as i continue to weave in that story, to hear from again our chairwoman, our chairwoman who, again, has spoken with her actions, not just her words. congressman joyce beatty, chair of the congressional black caucus, senior member and chairwoman of the financial services committee and again, someone who shows the nation that it is both our message and power. being arrested in the name of the fight for equality, getting into allile good trouble. i'm sure the -- into a little good trouble. i'm sure the picture of john lewis is looking, or he, is looking down on us. the gentlelady from ohio is recognized. mrs. beatty: thank you so much to wongcome sheila jackson lee -- to congresswoman sheila
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jackson lee who is co-anchor with congressman richie torres. you are at the right place in the right time in history. thank you for your leadership and your powerful, profound words of talking about not only our late congressman john lewis, but talking about why we are here tonight. speaking truth to power, from your own experience, from your own leadership, from those marchs that i have read about and witnessed you in, leading not only into this rules from texas but across this nation. so i say, thank you and look forward to hearing you talk about voting rights under attack. lastly, let me thank you for quoting from his latest book, "carry on," and just as it was fitting as a powerful attorney for you to talk about justice,
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in that book, he talks about voting rights. and in that book, he kept it quite simple. in capital letters, he said, vote, vote, vote. and stand up for the right of voting. because voting rights belong to all of us and all of our constituents. madam speaker, let me say tonight, i rise and join my colleagues of the congressional black caucus for this special order hour on a critically important topic, voting rights. the congressional black caucus special order hour is generally regarded as a solemn moment to give the c.b.c. an opportunity to speak directly to the american people. and to reflect on the ideas and policies of critical interest to our constituents. well, tonight, i speak to the
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people about the right to vote. we are gathered in this sacred chamber, the floor of the people's house, discuss the future of voting rights in america, to amplify our power, our message. and to boldly proclaim that we are not going to let the clock be turned back to a time when the votes of black people were restricted and limited by those who feared our power. on behalf of the 57 members of the congressional black caucus, i come today to share some thoughts and join my colleagues on this debate on voting rights. the right to vote is under attack and some of those attacks have taken right here in this chamber. and in other states across the
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nation. so madam speaker, let me be clear to the american people. the congressional black caucus will not sit idly by, as state legislatures, fueled by the support of adversaries intent in limiting our access to the ball lot box, voter suppression, >> changing the rules of engagement after we have been victorious and have the majority in the house and the senate and building back better with the biden-harris administration. to all of those who do not believe it does not exist, we won and stand for the people because we were elected by the people. the civil dis obedience
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displayed by the proud black women just over a week and a half ago that our co-anchor talked about, we were there for a reason, organized by good friends and colleagues melanie campbell, barbara skinner and so many other women. well, yes, i was proud to stand with them and on that day i did reflect back on how many of my c.b.c. colleagues were arrested and what they fought for that gave me the privilege to stand on this floor tonight. did i think about john lewis and did i think about so many more? yes. did i think about rosa parks and what she did to give us the montgomery martha gave us of 1955 when she sat down and gave us 1964 civil rights, 1965
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voting rights, 1968, jobs and housing rights. tonight, that's what we are standing for. we understand that you can't change the future if you don't acknowledge the past. and that's why you will hear us repeatedly talk about the legal cases. you will hear us talk about our rich history. and as many as we embrace it and we love it, we're not going back to it. and that's why we are standing here. madam speaker, congresswoman sheila jackson lee, co-airchg o'ritchie torres, i stand with you. and let me say tonight we are here to pass h.r. 1 and h.r. 4. the for the people act, and the
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john lewis voting rights act. we are done waiting. we are done being patient. and if it means we have to speak out and if it means we have to stand up and march in protest, then that's what we will do. the example set by democrats across the united states and specifically those members who came here from texas, we stand with them because they were tosserred to come here. are they making a bold statement? yes. but think about it. it has only taken one action, one person, to get the attention of the nation to change things and make it right. and that's what we are doing. when people asked why, why do we stand up and stand up here for freedom and justice and equal rights to protect our voting
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rights? because we know if we don't stand up for ourselves, what will our future be like? what will the future of our children, our grandchildren and those yet unborn be like? will we want to stand up today for h.r. 1, for h.r. 4, so we leave them with a better future. madam speaker, congresswoman sheila jackson lee, thank you for giving me the opportunity top speak tonight. and i yield back. ms. jackson lee: i thank the chair lady, the chair of the congressional plaque caucus and thank her for her powerful words. and thank her for acknowledging the women who stood in the gap including melanie campbell and reverend barbara skinner and
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tamika who has been at the forefront as well and many, many others that have likewise been at the forefront. we are pleased to be able to join in their leadership as well. let me ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks on the subject of this special order. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered ms. jackson lee: and recognize congresswoman terri sewell and submit her remarks in the record as well. the speaker pro tempore: that request will be covered by generally leave. ms. jackson lee: that gives knee but i wanted to a find a more challenging definition and gives me a moment to present a
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gentleman who now walks in history, who knows his history, and who is prepared to fight against that history that should never be repeated and that is the distinguished the gentleman from new york, who is my co-anchor, who has articulated what was in generally granger's order number three and that is the equality of rights, congressman torres of new york and i'm delighted to yield to him at this time. mrs.torres: it is always a -- >> the culprit is not only the republican party but the supreme court but the right wing majority gave it the marrowest possible meaning to render it
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powerless. the congress deliberately wrote the act broadly so as to protect against obvious and insidious forms of voter disenvirons franchisement. the broad language prohibits the abridgement of voting rights and prohibits discriminatory impacts. it requires that all methods of voting be equally open to communities of color and communities of color have an equal opportunity to cast their ballots. anything that undermines equal opportunity is a violation of the voting rights act properly interpreted. i would submit to you that voter suppression in america has no greater ally than right-wing
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judicial activism. instead of interpreting the voting rights act as written, the supreme court has chosen to rewrite the statute out of existence. the enforcement members of the committeisms of the voting rights act have been all but eviscerated. section 5 which provided for free clearance to protect voting rights and there was then section 2 allowed courts to protect voting rights. both of these enforcement mechanisms have been gutted at the hands of the supreme court. the former in holder vs. shelby county and the latter in d.n.c. vs. bern vich. -- bernovitc. we know from history that the
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most effective tool for preventing voter suppression is preclearance. according to justice kagen from 1965 to 2006, the federal government harnessed the pow over section 5, the power of preclearance, to prevent 1,200 voting restrictions from taking effect. and so we should see the desecration of both section 5 and section 2 as a call to action, as a call for the united states congress to pass the john lewis voting rights act. which would restore preclearance not only for select jurisdictions, but for every state and locality across the nation. now let it be known that the greatest obstacle on the path to 21st century voting rights enforcement is the filibuster. the filibuster perpetuates the
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status quo this disenfranchises communities of color. and so if you are a defender of the filibuster, then you should dispense with the pretense that you are a champion of voting rights. if you are a defender of the filibuster, you are not part of the solution, but you are part of the problem. thank you. i yield back to the chair. ms. jackson lee: let me thank the distinguished gentleman from new york and let me, as well, thank him for opening the pathway, we may have him continue to explore that journey. which i will take up. and that is the question of the filibuster. someone described it as busting things up. and busting good things up. and so we know that there has to
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be a solution to those who have argued that in fact they're about the institution of the other body. they're about the integrity of the other body. and i would argue that where blood has been shed so that -- and people have died, so that people might vote, it is not the integrity of the institution, the life and death of voting rights, not only for people of color but for this nation. ahman -- a man that has argued eloquently about the filibuster and a resolve of our next steps, but also recognizes his toricly -- historically not only the civil rights journey but the fundamental right of voting that should not be hindered or undermined is our majority whip, and we're very grateful for his leadership and his historical perspective and his current understanding of how we have to get the job done that is the
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distinguished gentleman from south carolina, he is now recognized. mr. clyburn. mr. clyburn: thank you for yielding to me and thank you for bringing this issue before the american people. for several weeks now, we have all heard discussions about various aspects of the -- of h.r. 1. and h.r.4. now h.r. 4, as all of us know, has not yet passed the congress. and therefore the house -- and therefore is not before the senate. i want to bring two issues to the floor this evening. the first one has to do with the so-called preclearance.
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where we are today is in large part because of the preclearance of the voting rights act of 19656789 but preclearance came into being because of some targeted legislation. legislation targeted toward those states that had a history of discriminating, and therefore because all the states did not have that kind of history, we had to go out and develop a record to show that this is the reason these particular states are being targeted. so all or parts of seven states
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were initially covered and of course we all know what happened in the shelby case, shelby v. holier. the 1965 voting rights act was virtually gutted because the formula of section 4 is no longer operative. therefore sections 5 -- section 5 has been neutralized which is the preclearance. here is something i want to bring to the attention of the american people. that is this. if you were to only pass preclearance as it relates to a history of discrimination, we'll miss what is happening in the country today. pennsylvania is not one of those states, yet we see massive discrimination in voting being
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advocated throughout pennsylvania. same thing going up -- on up in michigan. now, according to the studies i have read, 48 states have now put into place or proposed, i think 28 of them have put into place, restrictive voting laws. so under the standard of the 1965 voting rights act, these states would not be covered. and therefore it's time for everybody to turn their attention to what we need to do about preclearance. i submit that preclearance needs to be applied universeally to all 50 states. because if you pass
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preclearance, zeroing in on seven, eight, nine state, and then another state pops one a new restrictive law, that's that state would not be covered under preclearance. so i think it's time for us to take a look at that as well. i call upon my friends in the senate, don't wait around for us to develop this record, though i think it's pretty much in place. look at applying preclearance to all 50 states. but the second thing i think that we need to begin to think about that's not being discussed is this little thing called nullification. nullification. states enacting nullification laws. if you look at the georgia law
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that they've passed, it's very suppressive. it restricts. but the thing that's insulting to me is that little part in there that allows an established commission to overturn the results of an election. to nullify the results of an election. none of us using that word today but that word is very prominent when you look at what states are doing. and that violates not just laws passed by this congress that violates the constitution. the constitution is very clear. article 1, section 4, tells us that no state can pass final
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judgment on federal elections. no state. and the best argument is sitting there in "the federalist papers," number 59. it talks about it. lays out examples. of why the federal government can't allow states to determine the elections. that's why the supreme court made it very clear that states should not put term limits on members of congress. because that's not their purview. so when you see nullification laws coming forward, i think it's incumbent upon this congress to step in and do what is necessary to exert the constitution of the united states. that is what is at threat here today. and that's why i have argued, irrespective of what you may feel about filibusters,
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filibusters ought not be -- ought not apply to anybody's constitutional rights because it will allow a state to give final determination as it relates to federal elections and that is as unconstitutional as anything that can take place. so i think coming upon the federal government, the house of representatives, the senate -- i think it is incumbent upon the federal government, the house of representatives, the senate, do what is necessary to ensure the united states constitution still reigns supreme. with that i yield back. ms. jackson lee: let me thank the distinguished gentleman from south carolina. he clearly acted as i indicated, and that is he presented the history but he he brought us to the 21st century and 2021. and i think the challenge that
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we are now offering to the american people, incredulously, how can anyone try to undermine the votes of any american and particularly those americans of color. and just as i yield to the gentlelady from north carolina, let me at least madam congresswoman adams, just depict for a moment the uniqueness of our history. for this picture is the picture of a whipped, beaten back of a slave. and that means that we had extraordinary condition, extraordinary circumstances. and in the 1800's, proceeding -- preceding and around the emancipation proclamation, i'll just read these words as i
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yield. congress put forward the 15th amendment. and it made it very clear that no voting qualification or prerequisite to voting or standard, practice, or procedure, shall be imposed or a applied by any state or political subdivision in a manner which results in a denial or abridgment of the right of any citizen of the united states to vote on the account of race or color or language minority status. this was coming out of slairy. when they had the 13th amendment. that eliminated slavery. didn't eliminate stigma and institutional racism. gave due process. gave the right to vote. out of the history of what is depicted here. that's why this is so serious, that an institutional rule cannot survive over the rights to vote. and the big lie cannot supersede
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the right to vote. it is my pleasure to now yield to the gentlelady from north carolina, congresswoman adams is a historian and professor of her own right, and spent her life's work teaching historically black colleges, which were born out of the seeds, or born out of the quagmire and the fires of slavery. but born to make a difference. she's been a champion for the hbcu's and understands what the denial of the vote and voting rights means to that constituency. congresswoman adams is now recognized. ms. adams: thank you to the co-anchor, congresswoman sheila jackson lee. thank you for your stellar leadership. thank you for all of your diligent work and your labor in
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this venue, and to our dynamic co-anchor from new york, thank you also, and to our ill lust res you chair of the congressional black caucus, i am so very proud -- where is she? very proud of your work, very proud of your leadership. we thank you so much for your time. power first thing you have to understand about power and how to get it, and when you have it, you take it. we are here and i rise tonight to talk about our fundamental right in a democracy. the power of the vote, the right to vote. and while we made amazing strides over the past centuries, voting for women and indigenous
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people and end of jim crow laws that suppressed the votes of blacks. we are still marching because the promise of one person, one vote, continues to be abridged by state legislatures across the country. marchs, and protests are part of our rights as americans but we shouldn't have to march 245 years after the declaration of independences. and we shouldn't have to march 151 years after the 15th fourteenth amendment guaranteed the right to vote and shouldn't have to march a full century after women's suffrage. but we'll continue to par and make our voices heard until every adult citizen can freely, fairly and easily cast a bottle on the. this is at the core of what it
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means to be american. it's not that we build a more perfect union. here in the house we passed voting rights bills that brings us closer to a more perfect union. the issue of voting rights, i just want to leave you with this because in my state of north carolina there is a lot of mischief going on and has been and representative, you know my district was considered to be a district that was the most -- the district that they described as surgical precision. and it continues to be a problem. i have been a state legislator for 20 years. i have witnessed legislation that targets african american-americans with almost
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surgical precision and tries to impose cures that did not exist. african american-american voting is a problem. but congress -- now is the time to make sure every american who can vote has the opportunity. this is our power, our message. i yield back. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentlelady for her pointed message about north carolina and her district and my district is a voting rights district and we know what it is to be at the edge of the surviving and the only way to survive is the protection of 1965 voting rights act. and vast diversity that has been created in this house. let me take the pleasure of
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yielding to another distinguished member who has had her own history in a very unique state, someone asked the question is it southern or northern. you have to hear her and the president of the united states who is a very forthright leader president biden and vice president harris have been forthright to unite. she has been in the mix and a leader on labor issues and health care issues. but one thing she knows is the depth of dis parity that plagues a community when voting is extinguished. ms. blunt rochester: thank you, congresswoman jackson lee for
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your leadership, the things you do to protect us, not just in your district but across the country, we are indebted to your service and you mentioned me coming from the state of delaware and whether it is southern or northern, many people may not know but we are on the mason-dixon line, we are urban, suburb an and coastal. i thank you and your co-airchg -- co-anchor and i thank joyce beatty. i stand before you tonight with a sense of urgency because the most fundamental and sacred right we have as americans is under attack. across this country, state lawmakers have interviewed at least 389 restrictive bills in 48 states just this year. and 14 states have enacted more
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restrictive voting laws. even the highest court in the land is chipping away at this fundamental right. we know that those who would engage in suppression, subversion and intimidation are not resting, but neat they are is the congressional plaque caucus. tonight we are standing up and speaking out because we know that just as message is our power, so, too, is our vote. i'm going to say it again. our vote is our power. we are here to protect and defend that right. because the vote is tied to everything. the vote is tied tore criminal justice reform and health care, the vote is tied to the minimum wage increase and access to affordable child care and tied to the preservation of our
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democracy and tied to our very existence. the ability to drink clean water and clean air and ar planet to live on. everything is tied to the vote and the vote is on the line. and while we are fighting a new battle, it's the same old tactics that we have seen before. and it's a future we are not going back to. yesterday, we lost another american civil rights leader and educator, bob moses, one of the many things he was known for was the freedom summer, a project to register voters. bob moses never relented to register voters. 60 years later, it is our turn to answer the question that bob asked of students.
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a question that goes to the very core of who we are, what kind of society will we be. today the c.b.c. its claiming loudly and proudly, we will be the kind of society that values every voice, empowers every citizen and counts every vote, because it's all on the line. we must pass and have signed into law h.r. 1 the for the people act and h.r. 4 john lewis advancement rights act. in honor of bob moses, let's make this the freedom summer of our time. thank you. and i yield back. ms. jackson lee: thank you for mentioning bob moses for those of us who care and know about history. we know about bob moses and
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makes this night even more significant, because if you are losing the peace fm warriors who put themselves on the line, we must carry on. i thank the gentlelady from delaware. let me ask, madam speaker, the time, please. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady has 17 minutes remaining. ms. jackson lee: so let me make an argument regarding where we are and i would be happy to yield to my co-anchor and i would be happy to conclude. but i wanted to let us re-emphasize where we are today and re-emphasize that unfortunately a bill that had been passed bipartisan for years have been up-eled, in quotes, by
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the supreme court, unfortunately the supreme court that my friend from new york has described, the shelby court. absolutely wrong-headed decisions. the shelby court, the late justice ginsburg said, you don't throw away an umbrellas in the rain storm. let me characterize these words and one of the other points that were made, just because polio is not on the rise, you don't get rid of the polio vaccine. just because you think covid-19 is gone, you don't throw out all manner of cautions to the wind. we see what is happening with this kind of reckless behavior
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and red state-blue state dis cord, people are dying. shelby case, 2013, just imploded, the pree clearance, which in tuttle says as you begin to think about a bill that has discriminatory impacts they can be pree cleared by the department ofjustice. section 2 says the harm has been done and making the argument that is and all we are left with is section 2, but here what has happened in this case that came out of arizona, a case where the big lie is playing out every day with a dis represent tabl vote count, i don't know what they
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found yet, but it is one that has no basis in fact, but the court in the case suggested that they would have something called guide posts, i call them burdens or suggestions that when reviewing claims that are facially so-called neutral election policy practices and it is discriminating, you can look at these aspects and purchased us by saying, here's what you look at. are they and imposed by the challenge rule. other opportunities so the polls are closed and can't do a mail ballot and don't have access to the polls, so just find some
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other way to vote. and other opportunities to vote to close out all the other aspects of voting and maybe you get to vote in a snowstorm or as a military person in battle. maybe you can show up at the voting poll on election day, because that's another opportunity. maybe you can get on a plane and these are the just nonsensical of the case. legitimate challenging the voting rule. and close the polling and not vr places to get a voter i.d. in eight counties when a law says you must have a voting i.d. or close out the polls, a perfectly
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legal concept to allow people who work around the clock on a sunday to go vote and you would tell them, just find another opportunity or when we were in the middle of covid-19 and doctors and nurses said we'll give you 24-hour voting. legally law enforcement presence, machines in order, no fraud detected at all, but you are fighting covid and might not get off "t.m.g." 3:00, 4:00 a.m. but yet, this is what the the voting rule departs from what was a standard practice in section 2. now the crisis is that all of this must be run down for you to prevail under section 2 under
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that supreme court case. the supreme court is saying to those already intimidated and you need to look at john lewis faced in 1965, this brunt force, law enforcement on horses, chasing foot soldiers back over the bridge, eight year olds running for their life and foot sold years and john rob erlt lewis who said he thought he was going to die. ... that's the sacrifices made for voting. taken together this court decision is saying, what's the big deal? it's only voting. just like with bad weather, sometimes you just have to grin and bear it and have a little inconvenience. just a

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