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like you. who understand what the flag means. and what our constitution means and risk their lives to defend it. i'd like to thank, as amanda gorman so eloquently said, that we're not broken. we're just unfinished. because if we're no longer committed to a peaceful transfer of power after our elections, if our side doesn't win, then god help us. we deem elections illegitimate if they don't go our way, rather than trying to do better next time, then so help us. then we're so driven by hate >> we'll have to leave this hearing to keep our long time commitment of gavel-to-gavel coverage of the house. you can continue watching live on c-span3 or online at c-span.org. also, we'll show the entire hearing tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. but now we turn to live coverage
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of the house of representatives where members are meeting to consider seven of the 12 bills that make up federal spending for 2022. it includes 10 departments and a number of separate programs. live coverage of the house here on c-span.
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the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by chaplain kibben. chaplain kibben: would you pray with me? heavenly creator, author and giver of our lives, we dare to approach you this morning with our prayers, knowing in faith that you are receptive to our requests and in your mercy will attend to our needs. and so we ask that you would answer. we ask for your favor as we bring before you our need for guidance, patience, and direction. answer us with your voice of clarity, your calming presence, with a sign to lead us forward in the way you would have us go.
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we seek, we seek your wisdom as we approach delicate and complex issues. may we find our way into the heart of each matter, that prejudices and politics will be left behind and your truth would reveal itself to us. lord, we knock on doors that seem closed to conversation and compromise. open for us opportunities wherein we discover room for growth and cooperation. and may the doors of our own hearts be encouraged to open to possibilities we may be reluctant to consider. to you who can do infin italy more than we could ever ask or imagine, we ask, we seek, we knock that you in your infinity mercy -- infinite mercy you would give us what we need. in the strength we pray, amen.
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the speaker pro tempore: the journal of the last day's proceedings is approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from iowa, mr. feenstra. mr. feenstra: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america 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 requests for up to 15 -- 15 one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from the virgin islands seek recognition? ms. plaskett: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. plaskett: we are trying to create more jobs, lower taxes. president biden's economic plan
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to build from the bottom up and the middle out is working. america is getting back to work and working families are seeing the results. jobs are coming back. under president biden's leadership in the past six months, the economy has gone from creating only 60,000 jobs -- new jobs a month to creating 60,000 jobs every three days. wages are rising. american workers are seeing long over-dupay raises -- overdue pay raises, bringing more money to their families and empowering economic growth that comes from the bottom up, middle out. paychecks are growing. the economy is growing. thanks to democrats' leadership, the economy is growing faster than at any time in the last 40 years. independent projections from the federal reserve, world bank, and many others all forecast america this year reaching the highest levels of growth in nearly four decades. and small business optimism is
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back to prepandemic highs. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek rise? -- from california rise? mr. lamalfa: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. lamalfa: action by the federal government are devastating the clamth basin -- klamath basin. they cut off water in order to deal with the endangered species act rule for two competing species of fish. you can see the devastation last year with the duck kill within the refuge. we did manage to rescue this one. the farmers who also provide water, food for migratory birds can't provide the food and the entire basin is hurting. the government has creating an ecological disaster that resulted in the death of migratory birds.
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last year, 60,000 birds died of botch lichl. i toured this last year and it's indeed devastating. this year there's zero water. there's no habitate for nesting birds, no feed from the farmers. it's a government-created disaster, and our environment and people are paying the price. we need to deliver the water that farmers own to the farmers that will help deliver water to the refuge. the bureau of reclamation needs to get out of the way. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, i rise today to recognize the importance of buying american-grown flowers, whether it's celebrating a wedding, graduation, or sending condolences, flowers have been sent for thousands of years.
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i have seen the value that this industry adds to our economy and community. the cut flower industry creates thousands of jobs and produces significant economic activity each year through flower farmers, contributors, and florists. mr. carbajal: california grows 70% of america's flowers and yet a fraction of our flowers are sold across the country were grown here. that must change. last week, senator feinstein and i introduced a resolution to designate july as american-grown flowers and foilage month to encourage consumers to shop local and buy flowers with the certified american grown label. by passing h.res. 542, we will honor the beauty the industry brings to our homes year-round and help keep our american-grown flowers industry prosperous. i urge my colleagues to join us in this effort. madam speaker, i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? >> madam chair, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, i am proud to stand for the sanctity of life and believe strongly in our responsibility to protect the unborn. and while i understand that the issue of abortion is one that divides many here in congress, h.r. 18 does not universally ban all abortions. it will simply reinstate and make permanent the bipartisan hyde amendment on a governmentwide basis which only prevents taxpayers from paying for the killing of unborn children. mr. rutherford: it's what the majority of americans want and in fact, a recent poll found that 60% of americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortion. it's shocking and heartbreaking that democrats would remove this critical protection from the law after supporting it for over 40 years. madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on
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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: 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 new york rise? mr. higgins: i seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. higgins: madam speaker, today the house convened the first public hearing of the select committee to investigate the january 6 attack on the united states capitol. the very essence of american history. four brave police officers shared their stories of their harrowing experiences that way. united states capitol surge ganell, assigned to some of the most dangerous duties during
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operation iraqi freedom, said he was more afraid to work at the capitol on that day than he was in his enfire sometime -- entire time serving his country in iraq. the videos are hard to watch. the testimony is emotional. the committee's work promises truth and transparency. the events of january 6 would have yielded more death and destruction were it not for the united states capitol police. we are grateful for them and to the committee for working to provide the answers and accountability needed to make sure this event never happens again. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? mr. thompson: madam speaker, request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: madam speaker, last week, the 2020 summer olympics kicked off in tokyo. for the next two weeks, we will see the best of the best compete in a variety of events. this year the united states sent a 613-member team to compete in
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the olympic games. the journey to these games and to be on the 2020 olympic team is unlike any other. for the first time in olympic history, the games were postponed from last summer due to covid-19. madam speaker, pennsylvania sent 21 athletes to tokyo, but there's one member of the team i'd like to honor today. michael shuey. michael is an elk county, pennsylvania, native and a 2016 graduate of penn state university. michael is a two-time ncaa big 10 champion in javelin and first team member. while in tokyo, he will be competing in the javelin throw. congratulations, michael, and to all the athletes on this incredible achievement. we're cheering for your success. thank you, madam speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from georgia rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute.
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>> when i hear from our friends and neighbors across georgia, there is no issue that families find more concerning than that of the cost of their health care. as a two-time breast cancer survivor, access to quality health care is very, very personal to me. mrs. mcbath: while i was in the hospital, all i had to do was focus on the strength of my family, my grace from the god i love in winning my battle with cancer. yet, still far too many families are forced to worry about pain from their chemotherapy versus affording the mortgage on their home. that's why i continue to work so hard every day to expand affordable health care for families across georgia and across the nation and why i'm so proud that my bill to cut health care costs for those that have been laid off during this pandemic was signed into law by our president. no american should ever be
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forced to make the decision between putting food on the table or paying for their family's medical bills. thank you and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from iowa rise? mr. feenstra: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. feenstra: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today in support of h.r. 18, which would make the hyde amendment permanent. this week we consider -- we will consider the partisan health and human service budget. it's unfortunate that democrats are continuing their assault on the fundamental right, the right to life in this bill. it kills the hyde amendment, which ensures taxpayer dollars cannot be spent on abortions. hyde has saved 2.5 million babies since it was enacted. my faith teaches me that every person is created for a purpose and a reason, and that's why i
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will always be the defender of the unborn. americans should not be forced to fork over their taxpayer dollars so defenseless babies can be murdered on taxpayer dime. madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that committees on 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: as the chair has previously advised, that request cannot be entertained without appropriate clearance. for what purpose does the gentlelady from new york rise? >> madam 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. >> madam speaker, i rise in strong support of the fiscal year 2022 state and foreign operations appropriations bill, which provides critical foreign assistance funding. specifically, i want to highlight the bill fully funds the $3.3 billion in security sdmans to -- assistance to our
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ally israel without conditions or restrictions, preserving israel's fundamental right to self-defense. miss rice: house passage of this bill would demonstrate america's unwavering commitment to israel and to achieving true peace and stability throughout the region. there should be no reason for anyone in this esteemed body to oppose it. i stand here today to urge all of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support israel, the world's only jewish state. i thank chairwoman delauro, chairwoman lee, and the entire house appropriations committee for their work on this vital funding bill, and i ask the house to bring this bill up for a vote as soon as possible and i, again, urge all of my colleagues to support it. thank you, madam speaker, and i yield back the balance of my time. . >> i would like to speak for one minute. the gentleman is recognized. >> hard to believe there is anything else going on here today with people streaming across our border but we are
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putting together a budget for the next fiscal year and cleared $28 trillion in debt and look how frugal we are going into next year. if you look labor-h.h.s. which is a significant part of the budget is going up 36%. interior and the environment, 19%. transportation and h.u.d., up 13%. individual smaller lines even more. the white house is taking this opportunity to increase its spending by 39%. the vice president by 22%. the e.p.a. is going up by 23%. mr. grothman: this is just plain fiscally out of control. mean wiel, the only area of the budget that should go up, homeland security, which guards our borders is not going up at all. i hope the press has time to put numbers out there so the public
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can see that the fiscal incompetence of this house continues on. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> millions of americans are in the quicksand of student loan debt and we ought to do something about it. this is the second highest form of u.s. debt to the tune of $1.6 trillion. at this rate it would take a college graduate with a bachelor's degree 20 years to pay off loans. i interviewed business to attack this crisis and put more money in the pockets. with bills with no student loan interest act, all interest on new and existing federal loans would be eliminated, zero percent interest going forward and to graduates who are in public service, there is
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proportion. making college afford annual is not a democrat or republican issue but american issue. they can start to build a new business if they decide to do. it benefits every living generation from the students of yesterday to the students of tomorrow. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. >> i would ask to make the hyde fourteenth amendment permanent to make sure tax dollars aren't murdering babies. it has enjoyed bipartisan support for 40 years. the hyde fourteenth amendment is under attack because my colleagues have shifted to the left. here in congress, we have a duty to our constituents to consider legislation on the most pleasing issues of our time. but so far we have been blongd
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from debating. i will never give up in fighting for the most vulnerable among us. madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committees on energy and comrs, ways and means and judiciary and ask for its immediate consideration this the house. the speaker pro tempore: as the chair has advised, that request cannot be entertained absent appropriate clearance. for what purpose does the gentleman from washington state rise? >> i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. newhouse: i recognize the honorable sid more ison. sid recently retired as the chair of energy northwest executive board having dedicated 20 years to supporting northwest public power. and that was the latest chapter in a storied career spanning
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seven decades embodying the commitment, sid served in the u.s. army and spent 14 years in the washington legislature and elected to six terms in the u.s. house of representatives representing central washington before being appointed as washington's secretary of transportation. a lifelong washingtonian, he has been a role model in the evergreen state and dedicated the center in richmond will serve as tribute to his spirit and enduring legacy. a man of humility, compassion and conviction, it is my honor to call sid a mentor and friend and ask the house to join me in congratulating our former colleague on deserved retirement. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise snr.
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mr. mcgovern: by the direction of the committee on euls i call up house resolution 555 and ask for its consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. resolved, that upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 4502, making appropriations for the departments of labor, health and human services, and education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2022, and for other purposes. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of rules committee print 117-12, modified by the amendment printed in part a of the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted. the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto, to final passage without intervening motion except, one, one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on
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appropriations or their respective designees, two, the further amendments described in section 2 of this resolution, three, the amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution, and, for, one motion to recommit. section 2. after debate pursuant to the first section of this resolution, each further amendment printed in part b of the report of the committee on rules not earlier considered as part of amendments en bloc pursuant to section 3 of this resolution shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the 3 proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. section 3. it shall be in order at any time after debate pursuant to the first section of this resolution for the chair of the committee on appropriations or her designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in part b of the report of the committee on rules accompanying this
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resolution not earlier disposed of. amendments en bloc offered pursuant to this section shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on appropriations or their respective designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. section 4. all points of order against the further amendments printed in part b of the report of the committee on rules or amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution are waived. section 5. house resolution 188, agreed to march 8, 2021, as most recently amended by house resolution 508, agreed to june 30, 2021, is amended by striking "july 30, 2021" each place it appears and inserting, in each instance, "september 22, 2021". section 6. a, at any time through the legislative day of friday, july 30, 2021, the speaker may entertain motions offered by the majority leader or a designee that the house suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule 15 with respect to multiple measures described in subsection
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(b), and the chair shall put the question on any such motion without debate or intervening motion. b, a measure referred to in subsection (a) includes any measure that was the object of a motion to suspend the rules on the legislative day of july 26, 2021, or july 27, 2021, in the form as so offered, on which the yeas and nays were ordered and further proceedings postponed pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20. c, upon the offering of a motion pursuant to subsection (a) concerning multiple measures, the ordering of the yeas and nays on postponed motions to suspend the rules with respect to such measures is vacated to the end that all such motions are considered as withdrawn. section 7. notwithstanding clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on a vote by the yeas and nays on the question of adoption of a motion that the house suspend the rules offered on the legislative day of july 26, 2021, or july 27, 2021, may continue to be postponed through the legislative day of september 22, 2021. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for one hour.
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gomp govern for purposes of debate only i yield 30 minutes to the gentleman from oklahoma, mr. cole, pending which i yield myself such time as i may consume, during consideration of this resolution all time yielded is for purposes of debate only. i ask unanimous consent that all members be given five lemtiontive days to revise and extend their remarks. yesterday, the rules committee met and reported a rule house resolution 555. the rule provides for consideration of h.r. 4502, agriculture, rural development, energy and water development, financial services and generally government, interior environment, military construction, veteran affairs, transportation and housing and urban appropriations act 2022 under a structured rule. the rule provides for one hour debate controlled by the chair and ranking member on the committee of appropriations.
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the rule self-executes a manager's fourteenth amendment makes in order 229 amendments and provides environs olympic authority for the chair wm or her designee and one motion to reexit. the rule provides the majority leader or his designee until july 30 to en bloc requested roll call votes. the rule provides that requested roll call votes on suspension bills considered on july 26 or 27 pay be postponed through september 22, 20216789 the rule amends h. res. 188 to provide recess instructions, suspension authority and dame-day authority through december 22, 2021. if you care about protecting our seniors and taking care of our veterans and military families, if you care about fighting climate change and combatting gun violence and care about
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closing health disparities and creating jobs and care about our economy not only rebounding from the covid pandemic, then the underlying measure is a lifeline because these measures provide landmark funding to deal with our nation's most pressing issues. it turns the page on an era where the prior administration demanded disinvestment in seemingly that helped all but the wealthiest of the wealthy. we are working with the biden administration to stand up for our workers and rebuild the middle class. the appropriations process can seem arc ain but this measure is truly historic. i want tont make two points. first what is not in here. finally, after more than 40 years, the hyde fourteenth
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amendment is nowhere to be found and it's about damn time because however we feel about abortion, we should not deny health konch just because someone is working to make ends meet. more than half of the women affected by the hyde fourteenth amendment are women of color, nearly one-third are black, 27% are latina and some are asian-pacific islanders and indigenous women covered by medicaid. that is what inequality looks like and i'm proud we are confronting it. the decision to get an abortion is a personal one, we don't know the circumstances. but i do know this, we should not defer to the politicians and special interest groups who want to impose their values on others. we should women and families to make their own decisions about what's best for them.
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it is about justice and freedom and about respecting women. i want to thank appropriation committee chairwoman rosa delauro for leading the way and recognize the congresswoman who have waged a lonely battle year after year after year. second, madam speaker, i want to recognize language that is included here which will combat hunger across america. this measure expands access to healthy foods like fruits and vegetables to more than six million people through the w.i.w. program and 40 million people and snap-eligible families get benefits they need and makes the investments in child nutrition programs like school meals. this is important since we all saw the covid crisis laid bare the truth about hunger in america.
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the lines outside our food banks included some of the most affluent cars from the wealthiest neighborhoods because no one is immune from food insecurity. it is an epidemic in every state in every congressional district in this country and even before the covid pandemic hit, there more than 35 million people who are going hungry in this country including 10 million children. the united states is the richest country on the face of the earth that anybody, anybody goes without food is unconscionable, madam speaker. ... hunger is a political condition. i think that's finally beginning to change, madam speaker. for the last several months, the rules committee has held
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hearings, round tables, site visits, all as a road map to eradicate hunger by 2030 as the united nations has called for. i'm more convinced than ever with a holistic approach and the full weight of the federal government, a hunger-free america is within our grasp. this rule makes in order my bipartisan amendment to provide $2.5 million for a white house conference on food, nutrition, hunger, and health. the conference will bring together the heads of food banks, hospitals, government agencies, educators, farmers, the faith-based community, people with lived experiences, our business community, anybody who has anything to do with finding a solution. not to hold an event that is essentially a press release but to develop a real plan to tackle this. something with benchmarks that better connects the dots between all the different federal
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programs and expands successful local and state initiatives. the first and only time such a conference was held was the same year we put a man on the moon, over 52 years ago. it developed and strengthened many programs we still rely on like snap and w.i.c. and the national school lunch program. a hunger conference for the 21st century can finish what was started so many decades ago by senators george mcgovern and senator bob dole and others. senator dole wrote to ranking member cole and me recently saying, and i quote, i remain proud of the work that senator mcgovern and i did then, and i endorse your effort to secure a second white house conference to identify the next frontier of programs to finally end hunger in america, end quote. i believe we can do big things. and i hope we can do them in a bipartisan way. madam speaker, we can combat hunger, we can confront climate change, we can stand up for women's reproductive rights, and
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we can take care of the most vulnerable among us. this bill is proof of that. i urge all my colleagues to join with us in supporting this rule and the underlying measures so we can build a more just and equitable future for every single american. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. cole: madam speaker, i thank the gentleman from massachusetts, the distinguished chairman of the rules committee, my good friend, mr. mcgovern, for yielding me the customary 30 minutes. and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cole: thank you, madam speaker. today's rule covers h.r. 4502, a seven-bill appropriations package for fiscal year 2022, including the labor, health and human services, education subcommittee where i'm the ranking member. though i have great affection for my good friend, chairwoman rosa delauro, and respect all of my colleagues across the aisle, i think this package is deeply misguided. i will be opposing it today. from the beginning, this package was structured in a flawed
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premise. the majority chose to use the 302-b allocation numbers, the levels that tell each subcommittee how much money they can spend, that were totally off the mark. the majority chose the mark -- to mark their bills to spending levels that called for a 17% increase in the nondefense spending, and an inadequate 1% increase in defense spending. less than even the amount the president requested in his own budget. at a time when our national security is facing repeated threats, ranging from the middle east to afghanistan to the south china sea, we can hardly afford to return to the continual underfunding of our military that was the hallmark of the obama-biden years. what's worse, these seven bills account for a 21% increase over fiscal 2021. across the seven titles, the majority's asking to spend more than $100 billion more in fiscal 2022 than we did just last year.
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this comes on top of massive spending earlier this year with the majority's $1.9 trillion covid spending package and at a time when democrats in the house and senate are looking to spend another $3.5 trillion. that's part of a new partisan reconciliation bill. this is truly tax and spend politics like we've never seen before. but the problems with this bill aren't just with the amount of money that they spend. in drafting the legislation, this -- in drafting this package, the majority has also chosen to strip out long standing bipartisan policy provisions and instead has filled this package with partisan, far-left policy that can't pass both chambers and become law. there's no better illustration of this than the majority's shocking decision to remove the hyde and weldon amendments. for 45 years, through both republican and democratic administrations and republican and democratic majorities in the
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house, the hyde amendment has been the law. it's a commitment that no federal tax dollars can be used to fund abortions except in certain rare instances. and the commitment to protect the conscience rights of the great majority of american taxpayers who are opposed to publicly funding abortions. and since 2006, the weldon amendment has protected the conscience rights of health care providers to not participate in abortions if they have a moral objection to the procedure. the very same democratic majority that controls the house today had no apparent issue with the hyde and weldon amendments just one year ago. since it was carried on their labor-h.h.s.-education appropriations bill without any issue. yet, this year the majority is inexplicably chosen not to include these bipartisan provisions, despite receiving support from every democrat on the appropriations committee only last year. removing language that has been
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included in appropriations bills for decades is not only an overreach by the far left but it also threatens to destabilize and upend the entire appropriations process. appropriations bills simply cannot pass both chambers be signed into law without this language. eliminating the hyde and weldon amendments, given all their importance to the american people, also eliminates the opportunity for bipartisanship. and without a bipartisan deal approved by both chambers, we cannot reach a successful conclusion to the f.y. 2022 appropriations process. removing this language sends us on a collision course for a year-long continuing resolution, or worse, a government shutdown. madam speaker, i filed an amendment to today's package to restore the hyde and weldon amendments. i did not do so alone. i was joined by every single republican member in this body. every single one.
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all signed onto this important amendment. and yet, when the rules committee met yesterday, i was shocked my amendment was not made in order. madam speaker, i find it stunning that the majority would not add back provisions that are this important to the american people. but it serves to show how deeply partisan the package before us today actually is. the majority simply prefers to ram through their own partisan policy rather than provisions that have had bipartisan support for decades. i find that dpeeply disa -- deeply disappointing, madam speaker. but i know that today's bill will not be the last word. whether the majority likes it or not, at the end of the day, we have to reach and bipartisan and bicameral deal on spending for fiscal year 2022. the alternative is too bleak to contemplate. but if the majority fails to
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compromise and fails to work with republicans, both here and across the capitol, then they will have only themselves to blame, and they will bear the responsibility for the consequences. a continuing resolution or even worse, a government shutdown. with that, madam speaker, i urge opposition to the rule and the underlying legislation, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: thank you, madam speaker. before i yield to the gentleman from new york, mr. morrelle, i want to point out for the record that the last time we had a government shutdown was when we had a republican congress and a republican president. i'd like to yield to mr. morrelle, two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. morrelle: thank you, madam speaker. i want to thank my dear friend, the chair of the rules committee, who not only leads us every day in the committee but i think deserves high praise for his inspired leadership on the
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question of hunger. i've been privileged to be in a number of hearings he's held. i know we're making a difference in the appropriation bills before us. so i want to thank him for his continued leadership in that regard. madam speaker, i rise today in support of the rule. it is said that budgets are a statement of values. with this year's appropriations package, we are making our priorities crystal clear. uplifting working families and building a strong economic future for all americans. this is arguably one of the most important funding bills in many years as it comes in the midst of an historic global pandemic that has left families and businesses alike reeling from its impacts. as we work to rebound from the devastation of the covid-19 crisis, we must seize the opportunity before us and make transformational investments to support our nation's recovery both now and in the future. i'm pleased to say my colleagues and i have worked hard to craft an appropriations package that will do just that. i'm particularly proud to help
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deliver essential funding to uplift families in rochester, new york, by expanding workforce development initiatives, youth programs and more. we're investing in infrastructure, better paying jobs with benefits and apprenticeship training and affordable housing, daycare resources for working families. madam speaker, covid-19 has shined a stark light on the inequities that have existing within our communities for decades. we have a responsibility to take action and ensure we don't just rebuild what was, that we truly embrace president biden's creed and build back better. that's why with this appropriations package, we're also going to support equity for underserved communities, confront the climate crisis head-on, and invest in our nation's greatest assets, its people, by empowering them with the tools they need to up justice lift their families and be successful. coming out of this pandemic has not been easy, but we made tremendous strides. let's keep our foot on the gas,
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pass this rule, move forward with this historic investment. i urge my colleagues to vote in support of the bill and in support of the underlying proepgs bill. -- appropriations bill. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. cole: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cole: thank you, madam speaker. if we defeat the previous question, i'll offer an amendment to the rule to bring up h.r. 4698 for immediate consideration. this bill addresses the growing problem in american schools, educators pushing their own ideology onto students by forcing them to use critical race theory. madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to insert the text of my amendment in the record along with extraneous material immediately prior to the vote on the previous question. to further explain the amendment, i yield three minutes to my good friend, the author of this bill, mr. owens of utah. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the tarlos will be enter -- the materials will be entered and the gentleman is recognized. nor three minutes. -- recognized for three minutes.
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mr. owens: thank you, madam speaker. i rise in opposition to moving the previous question so we can immediately consider my bill, h.r. 4698, say no to indoctrination act, which prohibits federal funds from advancing the hateful critical race theory concepts. i grew up in the deep south during the days of k.k.k., jim crow and segregation. i felt the pain of racism and seen and experienced firsthand when people act unjustly towards others due to the color of their skin. yes, it still happens today when individuals choose hate. once an unknown academic theory, c.r.t. says racism permanently stains the fabric of american society. the critical race theorists believe we are defined solely by our skin color. they believe that america's institution preserves white supremacy. some believe our nation is hopelessly racist. to try to make this divisive theory understandable, they put people in groups like race, color, and national origin. in doing so, students are taught
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to judge others based on their appearance. in the 1960's, this was called pure racism. in the span of a few weeks, democrats have gone from claiming the c.r.t. was only a myth to boldly embracing it. they've gone to dismissing parental objections. make no mistake, i want our students to learn about the hundreds of moments that shaped us into the country we are today. students should learn about slavery and its legacy. students should learn about the declaration of independence, the united states constitution, the emancipation proclamation, juneteenth, jim crow, the tulsa race massacre and civil rights act. they should also be taught and be proud of a nation that from 200 years has progressed. a country that has its mission statement, all men are created equal. racism exists. i grew up with it and have zero
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tolerance for the bigotry and hate. more can be done to create a world that teaches greater tolerance and respects the dignity of every individual, regardless of race, color, or creed. c.r.t. is not the solution. it is absolutely wrong and un-american to indock rate our children believing because of their skin color they are forever part of an oppressed or an owe -- part of an oppressed class. hate has no clays in our schools and -- place in our schools and c.r.t. has no place in our classes. the country, from its inception, understood this. it was therefore placed within our mission statement, a goal to grow, to change, and to form a more perfect union. i choose to believe in a country will be judged by not the content of our skin but the constint of our -- content of our character and empowers people to dream big and to lead fulfilling lives. madam speaker, if you share my belief in our great nation, then you, too, will defeat the
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previous question and pass the say no to the indoctrination act. thank you, madam speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman from oklahoma seek time? mr. cole: schools, especially primary schools should base education without political overtones. to speak about the importance in defeating the previous question, i israel three minutes to ms. mace of south carolina. ms. mace: i rise in opposition to moving the previous question so we can consider h.r. 4698 a bill to ensure that none of the funds made available in any
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legislation providing appropriations may be used to teach or advance concepts that separate individuals based on race, color or national organization origin that would assign assumptions to individuals based on race, color or national origin that would state or imply that the united states is inherently racist country. critical race theory assumes that freedom are a mirage to mask systematic racism and our government should not provide any tax money. critical race theory is ideology that should not be taught or by anyone's tax dollars to be spent on our veterans or children in public schools today. it assumes critical theory to be born white is to be born guilty and racist and to be born black
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is to be born oppressed. these have trickled into our public schools even though the vast majority of americans disavow it. and this is seeking to divide our children based on factors outside of our control and you can watch any school board meetings where parents, black and white, are rescrecting critical race theory. the future leaders of our country must be encouraged to chart their own path without seeing everything through the lens of race rather than teaching plaque and brown and african american-american children that they are oppressed, we can teach them about heroes whether it is harriet tubman who saved 750 slaves, rescued them in one night in south carolina or robert small who congressman deared a civil war ship and
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freed himself and everyone on that ship and their families. we can teach them about joseph p. rainy, first black-american to the house of representatives from the south carolina as a republican from south carolina's first congressional district. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: i ask unanimous consent to insert into the record a july 14 media matters entitled fox news obsession with critical race theory. apparently my republicans and the friends in the media need a new scare tactic because they don't want to talk about the economy or how we crushed the virus. we are not going to debate on whether racism exists in america because it does. and we are not going to debate whether we should teach our kids racism is wrong, we should. we aren't going to debate what
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kids learn, they can. and we sure as hell are not going to be lectured about racism by the party that is dismantling voting rights act that john lewis and martin luther king paid with their blood. i yield to the chair woman ms. roybal-allard. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. roybal-: allard i support this rule and commend the chairs who work diligently to produce funding bills that reflect our goal to build back better for the american people. as vies chair of the h.h.s. labor subcommittee this bill is the people's bill thanks to the work and commitment of its chair rosa delauro. it has outlays in job training and apprenticeship and child care and investment to help
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adults in all communities access post-secondary opportunities and critical investments to ensure our children can return to school safely and receive high quality education to overcome the pandemic setbacks. the bill has historic investments to strengthen our public health system and ensure the infrastructure and resources needed to address due to public health challenges. this includes increased investments in reach and children lead prevention and the chronic disease and education awareness. as co-chair of the maternity caucus i'm proud of the investments in the block grants, the healthy start program and pleased the bill expands the capacity of the maternal mental health hotline and education
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funding and scholarships for disadvantaged students. president biden said don't tell me what you value, show me your budget and i'll tell you what you value. i thank the subcommittee chairs for outlining our values so distinctly in the appropriation bills and i urge passage of the rule and this minibus. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. cole: to speak more about the previous question, i yield two minutes to mr. bishop of north carolina, who has been a passionate advocate on this issue. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bishop: i thank the gentlemanfrom oklahoma, we should defeat the previous question and order immediately to consider h.r. 4698 called the say no to indoctrination act. the nation has awakened to the
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insid yoas theology of critical race theory and its allied neo marxian concepts all fawned in the fringes of academics. as they began focused on this phenomenon, americans see it is everywhere in the media, workplace, health care, churches and yes in the classrooms where our school children are taught. and with this dawning realization, employees, soldiers and moms and dads have been speaking out. now, the proponents of c.r.t. are scrambling. they have been playing word games and ridiculed the notion that ideology is present and c.r.t., intersexuality, and many other names, americans have seen
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it and caught on. so the second line of defense, we just heard it is to erect a strong man to falsely ascribe to those who confront c.r.t. to conceal racial injustice but americans are on to that as well. they know at the core of critical race theory is the mission to indoctrinate young people and the idea that our country is forever locked in group conflict especially racial conflict so the country and all white people are racist and casts the american premises of individual liberty and free enterprise systems of oppression. this condemns the progress our nation has made. c.r.t. has nothing to do with teaching -- mr. cole: i give the gentleman an additional 30 seconds.
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mr. bishop: c.r.t. has nothing to do with teaching accurate -- history. and other group membership is the primary determine ant of their path in life. my friends, mr. owens' bill ensures that this poison is not funded with taxpayer dollars. the u.s. congress should catch up with the moms and dads confronting school boards across the count dry. i encourage my colleagues to vote no on the previous question and support representative owens' bill. mr. mcgovern: think about what we are dealing with as we gather here on the house floor, we have a pandemic we are trying to crush and crumbling infrastructure and what my friends want to talk about is a fox news talking point. i ask unanimous consent to insert absence news article
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martin luther king junior, k.k.k. and more on may soon be cut from texas education requirements. many of
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i'm proud to over an amendment to this bill which would prohibit the use of funds that would implement the offshore component of this moratorium while leaving it on offshore oil and gas leasing in place.
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this is essential to meet our state and national climate goals. my second amendment highlights the obstacles faced by pregnant and parenting students. today nearly 22% of undergraduate students are parents. pregnant and parenting students face significant barriers in education from difficulty accessing college, to insufficient childcare, to lack of holistic supports. as a result, pregnant and parenting students experience disproportionately low graduation rates, as well as a median debt that's nearly 2 1/2 times higher than that of students without children. pregnant and parenting high school students too frequently find themselves pushed out of school entirely.
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my amendment instructs the institute of education sciences to conduct a study on the obstacles pregnant and parenting students face in the pursuit of education. and provides recommendations for improving -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for 30 seconds. ms. ross: thank you, mr. chairman. recommendations for improving educational outcomes including graduation rates for these students. i urge my colleagues to support the rule, my amendments, and the underlying bill. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. cole: madam speaker, i yield two minutes to my very good friend, distinguished member of both the rules committee and energy and commerce committee, mr. burgess of texas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. burgess: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i rise today to tell the majority they restore the use of the resolution of inquiry. resolutions of inquiry are used by the house to obtain
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information from the executive branch. if a resolution of inquiry is not marked up within committee within 1 days it becomes a privileged resolution on the house floor. now for a year the majority has turned off the tolling days for a resolution of inquiry. i said this was because of the pandemic. but there is no need for this. committees are open. committees are operating. the house floor votes have returned to near normal operations. so this is a request for information. it's not an opinion, it is a request for information that we as members of the house should -- information that we should have available from the administration. but if you want an opinion, yesterday i introduced a resolution of inquiry directing the department of homeland security and health and human services to turn over information on the care of unaccompanied alien children in the custody of customs and border protection and the office
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of refugee resettlement. this used to be something in which the majority was interested. there is a crisis along our southern border. and the biden administration, the majority, should see the importance of having transparency for the protection of these children that are by law under our care. i urge the majority to restore minority rights, turn back on the tolling days for a resolution of inquiry, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, let me just say i think it would be easier for us to accommodate the gentleman if he could control members of his own party from trying to disrupt and derail everything that we try to do here. suspension votes, which are really pretty noncontroversial that usually pass overwhelmingly, we have had to impose a new rule to be able to consider them in order to be able to overcome their objection to every single one of them.
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and now they are objecting to that. bipartisan bills, republican bills. unfortunately there is a concerted effort on behalf of some in the minority to try to stop all of the people's business. and we are going to move forward and get the people's business done. that's what we are doing here today. and we will continue to do that. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from maryland, mr. trone. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. trone: thank you, madam speaker. i want to thank chairman mcgovern for yielding. and also for his leadership on the rules committee. equally important his relentless leadership in the house to help those that are unacceptably hungry in america. i rise today as a member of the house appropriations committee to urge support for the rule and the bill which includes important investments to fight our nation's substance use and mental health crisis.
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and significant funding for the national institute of mental health. the covid pandemic has only worsened our nation's addiction and mental health epidemics. the data is alarming. last year over 93,000 people died in america from an overdose. it's a 30% increase in our country. this year more people are reporting frequent thoughts of suicide and self-harm than ever before. unlike covid, there will be no vaccine for addiction. no vaccine for mental health. it's going to take consistent, increased funding to meet the needs of our most vulnerable americans. i'm happy to say this bill does that. i'm also happy to secure $6 million from this bill in critical projects in maryland's 6th district that invest in
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important social services for the most vulnerable and job training in our community for those that need it the most. i want to thank chair for her work to lead this committee and invest long-term and its important funding for our country. i urge a yes vote. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. cole: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, i yield two minutes to my very good friend, mr. smith of new jersey, the most distinguished defender of life in the congress. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. smith: thank you, mr. speaker. sadly the rule precludes any vote on the cole amendment to preserve the hyde amendment and conscience protection law and other pro-life initiatives including one i offered back in 1983 on the federal employees' health benefits program. that's tragic. we are not even going to vote on it. madam speaker, the hyde amendment has saved more than 2.4 million lives.
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about 60,000 per year since first enacted. if retained in law more innocent lives will be protected. it's time for more of us to face the harsh reality of what abortion does to children. no one in the media bothers to expose the violent methods of abortion that include dismemberment of a child's fragile body, including decapitation, and that drugs like ru-46 starve the baby to death. or that unborn babies killed by abortion at 20 weeks or later experience excruciating physical pain. and until rendered unconscience or dead by these procedures, the baby feels the pain of every single cut. madam speaker, abortion is not health care unless one construes the precious life of an unborn child to be analagous to a tumor to be excised or a disease to be vanquished. mr. biden once wrote to constituents explaining his
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support for laws against funding for abortion by saying, i quote, it would protect both the woman and her unborn child. he went on to say those of us opposed to abortion should not be spelled exeled to pay for them. over the years the polls have consistently shown that americans do not support taxpayer funding of abortion. the january 2021 maris poll found 58% of americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion as oppose to 38 who support it. it also found the majority, simple majority of 65%, indp pentz, oppose taxpayer funding of abortion. madam speaker, unborn babies need the president of the united states of america and members of congress on both sides of the aisle to be their friends and advocates not powerful adversaries. yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, we can talk about polls. i have a poll here that recently
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came out that shows the opposite of that. but rather than talk about polls, we should be talking about values. a majority of americans believe that women should not be denied reproductive health care because they can't afford it. they believe that people should not be denied health care because they are working hard to try to make ends meet. here's a poll that just came out that shows the exact opposite of that. overwhelming majority of americans believe that medicaid should, in fact, cover women's reproductive health care. i now yield two minutes to the gentlewoman from wisconsin, ms. moore. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for two minutes. ms. moore: thank you so much for yielding. thank you, madam speaker, for recognizing me. i rise in strong support of this rule and the underlying legislation which funds key health education and other priorities that our nation is simply underinvested in for much too long. i'm particularly appreciative
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for the increased investments in trio, i would mention that's a bipartisan initiative, of w.i.c., women, infant, and children. i want to talk about two amendments i have offered to this bill which are made in order under this rule. the first is a bipartisan amendment to increase the low-income heating energy assistance program funding by $10 million. in the united states, 40 million households every year are unable to afford their basic household energy needs. i know in my state we range in temperatures of minus 55 degrees below zero into over 100 degrees. so it's not optional to have heating or cooling. in many cases, this means choosing between food, medicine, and electricity needs to make ends meet. or leaving a home that is unsafe and unhealthy because of the
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upper or lower temperatures. in wisconsin only 31% of eligible households receive liheap assistance in 2020. increasing the funding available for this program will help ensure that more of our most vulnerable citizens have adequate resources to prevent their energy needs from further straining their budgets. the second amendment, madam speaker, would provide an additional $2 million for school breakfast expansion grants included in the 2010 child nutrition re-authorization. i'm so proud that the committee included $10 million for this program in the underlying bill. every, every child deserves a morning free of hunger and to have the opportunity to learn, grow, and focus in school without worrying where their next meal will come from. currently out of the 97,000 schools that participated in the school meals program, over 7,000 of them do not provide
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breakfast. with these additional funds we can close the school breakfast gap -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. moore: with these funds we can close the school breakfast gap and ensure all students receive brecks in a who want to. i urge -- breakfast who want to. i urge a yes vote on the rule, underlying bill, and i yield back to you. thank you so much, madam speaker. mr. chairman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. cole: madam speaker, i yield one minute to my good friend, the distinguished member from new jersey, mr. van hollen drew. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. van drew: good afternoon, madam speaker. i rise in opposition to this shameful legislation. this single vote encompasses seven unrelated spending bills. this is a broken legislative process. the bill includes poison pills that make it impossible for me and for my colleagues to support this with good conscience. this is exactly as the majority intended. today's vote is simply an
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attempt to strategically inflict political pain. our country's tired. tired of political gamesmanship. tired of partisan maneuvering. tired of this selfish dysfunction. on behalf of the american people i ask you to stop. i must ask you to stop. there is an ability to work together. this is not it. the if this were an earnest attempt at legislating, i could lend my support where appropriate. unfortunately, i must oppose this rule and this legislation. and i yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, i'm very proud of this process. the shameful process was when my friend's party was in control of the house and white house and shut the government down. that's what people don't want to see happen ever again. by the way, this is -- these bills do things like -- they tackle hunger, lift up our rural
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communities, they rebuild health and safety infrastructure. they invest in incredibly important dollars in the national institutes of health and medical research to try to find cures for everything from alzheimer's to parkinson's disease. to get a better handle on how we can deal with future pandemics. it creates and sustained good-paying jobs, opportunities through education. it advances equal treatment for women. there are so many important good things in here, by the way, i think are bipartisan everywhere in the country but in this chamber. and so this is what the american people want. this is what they voted for. and i'm proud of the appropriations committee, chairwoman delauro, and all of those who put the american people front and center on our agunneda. now i'm happy to yield two minutes to the gentlewoman from florida, ms. frankel. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for two you this invests in the love and
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commitment that we have in our families. it gets our children off to a good start with historic funding for pree-k and child care and quality of high education and want children to live out their dreams. and daca recipients and our grandparents have given them so much and bill increasees funding for home and community-based services and other conditions that impact older americans and want our families to be safe and healthy and this bill doubles funding for research on gun violence and historic investments in combatting climate change and protecting our drinking water. and this is a country that honors our veterans. i'm proud to champion programs that help transition from active
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duty to civilian life. we celebrate reproductive freedom with investments in family planning programs which provides health services to millions of low-income patients and we eliminate the funding for abortion. politicians should not deny someone's health coverage because they are struggling financially. women must have the freedom to decide when and if to become a parent. this is monumental. this is filled with love, hope and justice that lifts up our families and i'm proud to support it and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. cole: i yield to the gentlelady from texas.
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mr. duyne: we are being asked to vote on a bill. i was able to secure needed improvements. but these projects would not only improve my district but the whole region. i held round tables and stakeholders know what is best and what i heard from them and thought to include in funding is not what we are debating today. instead of working to craft bipartisan legislation in which members on both sides of the aisle can support, the senate can pass and the president can sign into law, these are unrealistic funding levels and include partisan policy provisions. these political games serve to impede badly needed infrastructure projects and you didn't shut down the government but the rest of the country.
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i would love to work on legislation that we can work on together. i urge opposition to this rule and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. cole: i yield one minute to the gentlelady from indiana. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. walorski: i rise to defend the life of the unborn. the hyde amendment which prohibits taxpayer dollars has had bipartisan consensus since 1976 and americans still support it. pro- pro-life protection. drive kren by radical agenda democrats have stripped this fourteenth amendment from the appropriation packages. it is incredit apply disappointing that democrats cats want to bank roll the
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destruction of life. i am proud to co-sponsor h.r. 18, which would make this prohibition the law of the land. pro-life americans must stand together to protect the vulnerable among us. i urge my colleagues to op oppose this rule. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. cole: i yield three minutes to the ranking member of the budget committee, mr. smith of missouri. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlemanis recognized for three minutes. mr.smith: thank the gentlemanfrom oklahoma. we are debating a spending bill under a budget that doesn't exist. six months into joe biden's presidency and a democrat-controlled congress, we
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are have not passed a budget for fiscal year 2022. democrats have been in the majority for over 1,000 days and they have yet to put a real budget on the floor of the house of representatives. in this bill before us today, democrats want to give washington bureaucrats an averaging increase of 21% giving bureaucrats a raise by 21%. their plan will fuel a massive amount of red tape that will harm small businesses. it will hurt working americans and families and it gives washington more control over their lives and livelihoods but notice what they have left out. what they have left out, where
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is money to protect our homeland? where's money for our men and women in uniform? perhaps our colleagues have not brought these bills to the floor because they are ashamed to face the american people and explain why they want to flat line spending for our men and women in uniform or how how the largest and worst immigration crisis at the southern border in 20 years, they refuse to put one additional dollar to secure our border. i suppose that shouldn't surprise us. democrats have been very, very clear about their objectives. while we are debating a raise for bureaucrats, the senate is figuring out how to abuse the budget process to spend $3.5
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trillion more. amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, subsidies for wealthy environmentalists. forcing states to expand medicaid and tax increasees for working americans while giving tax breaks for wealthiest americans. this is the first year in the last decade without extending cap agreement and look what is happening. without missing a beat, democrats are opening up the flood gates to reckless spending and we are just days away from reaching our debt limit. democrats have ignored runaway government spending this year and look what is happening, americans are paying more at the pump. the debate around our nation's debt limit provides congress with the opportunity to address runaway government spending.
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the debate around our nation's debt limit will address runaway government spending but as we are here today, democrats would rather bypass the budget process and talk about their liberal wish list. mr. mcgovern: people ask why don't you work together, how do you work with that? i mean it comes down here to to lecture us about deficits about running about budgets, give me a break. when the gentleman's party was in power and controlled the house, senate and white house they gave us $2 trillion that went to big corporations. when they controlled the house, senate, white house, they shut the government down. and couldn't agree amongst themselves. it was the first time in history that we ended a congress with a government shutdown.
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when they lost power, they gave democrats a government that was shut down and we had to clean up the mess and we continue to do that. in all the years of disinvestment when they were in charge with donald trump, we are putting the people first. i am proud of this bill. i am proud of the investments in medical research and in our families and childn and senior citizens and veterans. that's what this is all about and these bills are being brought to the floor. that's what we are doing. he can vote no to them and explain to his constituents why he voted against their interests but that is what we are doing and i reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. cole: we are prepared to close whenever he is. mr. mcgovern: me, too. mr. cole: how much time remains?
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from has 51/4 remaining and the gentleman from massachusetts has four minutes remaining. mr. cole: i want to begin by thanking, mr. mcgovern, the chairman of the rules committee, we always have spirited debate and lively exchange and i appreciate his faith in the institution and willingness to engage in debate and his friendship and decency as we work through our differences. madam speaker, the bill before us today is a deeply misguided bill. i say that as someone who serves on the appropriations committee. spending package covering seven different appropriations bill don't make sense. we haven't had a massive disinvestment in domestic spending. quite the opposite, there have been steady and merited
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increasees. this is an explosion of spending tied to additional spending that was promised down the road in the form of 3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. everything is funded except the things that keep us safe and free. the defense budget is laughable. we have had a succession of secretaries on both sides of the aisle that told us we need 3% to 5% beyond inflation in defense over the next several years. we don't have a defense bill on the floor, but the reality is the defense bill my friends have imposed a cut at a time when we are dealing with russian and chinese aggression and regional adversaries like north korea and
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iran. we know we have a crisis on the southern border. we won't see the homeland security bill either because that is flat funded and not meeting the needs we have there. we have an extraordinary explosion in domestic spending, one that is not justified and can't be sustained. those were my only objections, i would think at some point we could find a reasonable compromise. as my friends know at the end of the day they have to get the 60 votes in the united states senate. however in addition to that, they have ripped out things like the hyde and welder amendments that have been in these bills for 45 years. in the hyde amendment and weldon amendments. those are deal-breaking bills to us. my friends have voted for those things for decades, not for years, but for decades.
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presidents of both parties have signed. as i mentioned yesterday to my friends in rules committee, it was a democratic congress that passed the hyde amendment, overwhelmingly democrat in both chambers. they have changed their views on the life issue. we have not changed our views on conscience issues. my friends know if that language in the hyde and weldon amendments were not restored they will have no compromised bills but end up with a continuing resolution at best. those people who don't know what a continuing resolution is, it is last year's spending. a democratic president and democratic house and senate will have produced donald trump's last negotiated budget, that's where we are headed unless my
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friends will decide to restore that language. that is a deal baker for us if it's not. the other thing i would mention to my good friends on the other side is there is still time to do some things. this is a long process and i understand setting out your negotiating position but let's not be under an illusion. it will never be passed by the president or reach the desk of the united states. so i would urge my friends to reject the rule, reject the bill and sit down and bargain in good faith. we can get there, as i said on many occasions. i have the great privilege of being the chairman and ranking member of the largest component bill on this group and on six different occasions, both the chairman and ranking member wrking with the chair woman of the full question, representative delauro, we came to a deal and all six times the
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bill was out of committee, across the floor, signed by the president. didn't matter who was chairman or ranking member and didn't matter which party controlled or who the party was. six times in a row. we can do it a seventh in this bill. there are some good things in this bill, some things i certainly support. but there can be too much of a good thing and there is way too much of a good thing in terms of the amount of money it spends. at the end of the day if we are going to have an appropriations process that works or a deal and both should want a deal, then the defense number is going to have to come up, the discretionary spending number will have to come down and hyde and weldon amendments have to be restored. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, i referred to one -- one of my
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republican colleagues came to the floor and had a meltdown and i commented how do you work with that? and coming to the floor, yelling, screaming and scoalding and trying to find the worst possible version of everything, that never accomplishes anything. that never does. and but i would never characterize my colleague from oklahoma that way. and when we get to a final product, he will be part of the solution, because he respects this institution and understands the importance of give and take and we have strong disagreements in the rules committee but i never committee his integrity and never questions my integrity or anybody else. i wish more people were like him in this chamber. and to hear some of my friends on the other side you would think the sky is falling. what is so controversial about
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women making their own health care decisions free from politicians and special interest groups trying to control them? what is controversial about confronting climate change or making america's america the world energy superpower or helping our farmers or making sure veterans have the support and care that they earned when they returned home. this minibus is a bridge too far for some. to most americans, what's included here is just common sense and i am proud we are doing our work and keeping our government funded and doing so in a way that respects women's autonomy and builds a more just and equitable future. , so we put the building blocks in
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place to grow our economy for years to come. that's what these bills are all about. someone earlier described them as bills filled with hope and love. they are. this is about putting our families first. this is about respecting our kids. understanding that our children are 100% of our future. this is about understanding that we have a climate crisis, do something about it. this is about respecting equity and justice and things that, quite frankly, should be shared values. so i know there are some disagreement here. we will get through this. and work it out. and get to a conclusion. the final product will be much, much better because of what we are doing on this house floor today. i urge all my colleagues to support the rule anti-underlying bill. i yield back the balance of my time. and i move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the question now occurs on ordering the previous question on the resolution. so many as are in favor say aye.
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those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. cole: 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 new york rise? mr. jeffries: 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 previous question.
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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 previous question.
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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, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. desaulnier will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from iowa rise? >> as the member designated by as the member designated by ms. wild, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that ms. wild will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does -- for what purpose does gentlelady from new
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york rise? ms. velazquez: 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 ordering the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady rise? as the member designated by
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mr. young of jones, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. jones will vote yes on the previous question.
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>> for what purpose does the gentleman from rise. mr. beyer: as the member designated by mr. lowenthal pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? >> as the member designated by mr. aderholt of alabama, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. aderholt will vote no on the previous question the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> as the member designated by mr. lawson of florida, pursuant
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to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady from connecticut rise? >> as the member designated by ms. wilson pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on ordering the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady from illinois rise? ms. underwood: pursuant to h. res. 8, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on ordering the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona rise? mr. stanton: as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, pursuant to h. res. 8 that mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yes on the pefs question. as the member designated by mr. grijalva, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that
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mr. grijalva will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady from texas rise? ms. garcia: as the member designated by mr. garcia pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. garcia will vote yes on the previous question.
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thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? mr. pallone: as the member designated by mr. donald payne, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on the previous question. as the member designated by many ms. bonnie watson coleman, she will vote. as the member designated by mr. sir res, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that
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mr. sires -- will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> as the member designated by mr. kelly of pennsylvania, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. kelly will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> as the member designated by by congress member napolitano, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congress member napolitano will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady from missouri rise? mrs.wagner: as the member designated by mr. graves, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. graves will vote no on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> as the member designated by mr. fulcher, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. fulcher will be voting nay on the previous question.
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what purpose does the gentleman from maryland rise? >> as the member designated by mr. ruppersberger, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. ruppersberger will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady ohio rise? mrs.beatty: as the member designated by mrs. lawrence of michigan, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mrs. lawrence will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman 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 previous question.
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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 neigh on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from virginia rise? ms. wexton: thank you, madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. mceachin, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. mceachin will vote yes on the previous question. as the member designated by ms. porter, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado rise? mr. perlmutter: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. al green, texas district 9, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. green will vote yea on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 217. the noes are 201. the previous question is ordered. the question now occurs on adoption of the resolution. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. >> 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. speaker, mellingd mr. desaulnier, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. desaulnier will vote yes on h.res. 555. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr.
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amodei, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote no on h.res. 555. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new york seek recognition? ms. velazquez: mr. speaker, 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 h. resolution 555. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. evans: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson of florida, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. kelly of pennsylvania, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. kelly will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition >> as the member designated by ms. wild of pennsylvania, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. wild will vote yes on h.res. 555. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. fulcher of idaho, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. fulcher will vote neigh on the -- nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. garcia of illinois, pursuant to house
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resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. garcia will vote yes on house resolution 555. thank you, mr. speaker.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. mchenry of north carolina, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. mchenry will vote no on h.res. 555. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. perlmutter: good afternoon, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. al green of texas, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. green will vote yea on h.res. 555. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from missouri seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. graves of missouri, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house
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that mr. graves will vote nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. mceachin, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. mceachin will vote yes on h.res. 555. as the member designated by ms. porter, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote yes on h.res. 555. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. aderholt of alabama, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. aderholt will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: as the member designated by mr. lowenthal, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote yes on h.r. 555.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california sook recognition? -- seek recognition? miss correa: as the member designated by mrs. napolitano of colorado, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congress member napolitano will vote yes on h.res. 555. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois seek recognition ms. underwood: as the member designated by mr. rush, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. rush rush will vote -- mr. rush will vote
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yes on h.r. 555. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from georgia seek recognition? >> 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 h.res. 555.
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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 house resolution 8, i inform the house that mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yes on h.r. 555. 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. 555.
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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 congresswoman grace meng, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that congresswoman meng will vote yea on h.res. 555. as the member designated by congressman steven horsford, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that congressman horsford will vote yea on h.res. 555.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. timmons: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gonzalez of ohio, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. gonzalez will vote nay on the rule. 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 h.res. 555. and as the member designated by mrs. bonnie watson coleman, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mrs. watson coleman will vote yes on h.res. 2555. -- h.res. 555. and as the member designated by mr. albio sires, pursuant to
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h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on h.res. 555. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from connecticut seek recognition is that 7 mrs. hayes: -- the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from connecticut seek recognition? mrs. hayes: as the member designated by ms. wilson, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. wilson -- ms. wilson will vote yes on h.res. 23555 -- h.res. 555.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from ohio seek recognition? mrs. beatty: as the member designated by mrs. lawrence of michigan, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mrs. lawrence will vote yea on house resolution 555.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. brown: mr. speaker, as the
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member designated by mr. ruppersberger of maryland, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. ruppersberger will vote yes on h.res. 555.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 218. the nays are 207. without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. the resolution is adopted and the motion to recommit is table. thank you. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is n the vote of the motion of the gentleman from california, mr. takano, to suspend the rules and pass senate 957 on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: senate 957, an act to direct the secretary of veterans affairs to ensure certain medical facilities of the department of veterans affairs have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substances medication. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house
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suspend the rules and pass senate 957. 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 seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. desaulnier, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. desaulnier will vote yes on s. 957. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new york seek recognition? ms. velazquez: as the member designated by chairwoman carolyn maloney, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mrs. maloney will vote yes on s. 957. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from georgia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. jones of new
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york, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. jones will vote yes on s. 957. >> mr. speaker, 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 s. 957. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. garcia of illinois, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. garcia will vote yes on s. 957. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yes on s. 957. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentlelady from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. mceachin, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. mceachin will vote yes on s. 957. as the member designated by ms. porter, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote yes on s. 957. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. perlmutter: good to see you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. al green of texas, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. green will vote
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yea on s. 957. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois seek recognition? ms. underwood: as the member designated by mr. rush, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on s. 957. 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 house resolution 8, i inform the house mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yes on s. 957. as the member designated by mr. grijalva, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house mr. grijalva will vote yes on s. 957. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina reek nation? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gonzalez of ohio, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. gonzalez will vote yea on s. 957. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady
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from iowa seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. wild, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. wild will vote yes on s. 957. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. aderholt of alabama, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. ader holt will vote yes on s. 9 -- ader holt will vote
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yes on s. 957. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. wilson, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on s. 957. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from missouri seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. grambings of missouri, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house
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that mr. graves will vote aye on s. 957. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. evans: mr. chairman, as the member designated by mr. lawson, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes. 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 s. 957.
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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 of california, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congress member napolitano will vote yes on s. 957. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member
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designated by congresswoman grace meng, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congresswoman meng will vote yea on s. 957. as the member designated by congressman steven horsford, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congress man horsford will vote yea on s. 957.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. ruppersberger of maryland, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. ruppersberger will vote yes on s. 957.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from ohio seek recognition? mrs. beatty: as the member designated by mrs. lawrence of michigan, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mrs. lawrence will vote yea on s. 957. 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 s. 957. and as the member designated by mrs. bonnie watson coleman, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mrs. watson coleman will vote yes on s. 957. and as the member designated by
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mr. albio sires, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on s. 957.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. meuser: as the member designated by mr. fulcher, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform
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the house that mr. fulcher will vote yea on s. 957.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 423. the nays are zero. 2/3 --
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 424. the nays are zero. 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from california, mr. takano, to suspend the rules and pass senate 1910 on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: senate 1910, an act to authorize major medical facility projects of the department of veterans affairs for fiscal year 2021. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass senate 1910. members will record their votes by electronic device.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. thompson: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. desaulnier, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. desaulnier will vote yes on s. 1910. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? mr. balderson: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. amodei, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yes on s. 1910. 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 s. 1910. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. moolenaar: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. aderholt, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. aderholt will vote yes on s.
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1910. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. mceachin, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. mceachin will vote yes on s. 1910. as the member designated by ms. porter, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote yes on s. 1910. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. keller: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. kelly of pennsylvania, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. kelly will vote yes on senate bill 1910. 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, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congress member napolitano will vote yes on s. 1910.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from missouri seek recognition? mrs. wagner: madam speaker, 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 senate 1910. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. evans: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson of florida, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson votes yes.
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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 of idaho, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. fulcher will vote yea on s. 1910. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady 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 will vote yes on h.r. 1910. thank you, madam speaker. 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 s. 1910. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentlelady 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 s. 1910. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. perlmutter: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. al green of texas, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. green will vote yea on s. 1910. 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.r. 8, i inform the house that mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yes on s. 1910. as the member designated by mr. grijalva, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote yes on s. 1910.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from iowa seek recognition? ax ax -- mrs. axne: as the member designated by ms. wild, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that ms. wild will vote yes on s. 1910. 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, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on s. 1910. as the member designated by mrs. bonnie watson coleman,
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pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mrs. watson coleman will vote yes on s. 1910. as the member designated by mr. sires, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on s. 1910. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new york seek recognition? ms. velazquez: as the member designated by chairwoman carolyn maloney, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that the chairwoman, carolyn maloney, will vote yes on s. 1910. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from connecticut seek recognition? mrs. hayes: as the member designated by ms. wilson, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on s. 1910. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. ruppersberger of maryland, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mr. ruppersberger of maryland will vote yes on s. 1910.
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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 congresswoman grace meng, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that congresswoman meng will vote yea on s. 1910. as the member designated by congressman steven horsford, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that congressman horsford will vote yea on h.r. 1910 -- s. 1910.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from ohio seek recognition? mrs. beatty: as the member designated by mrs. lawrence of michigan, pursuant to h.r. 8, i inform the house that mrs. lawrence will vote yea on s. 1910.
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from south carolina seek recognition? >> 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 s. 191 -- 1910.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 413. the nays are seven. 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? ms. delauro: madam speaker, pursuant to house resolution 555, i call up the bill h.r. 4502 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 69. h.r. 4502, a bill making appropriations for the departments of labor, health and human services, and education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2022, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 555, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the rules committee print 117-112, modified by the
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amendment printed in part a of house report 117-109 is adopted, and the bill, as amended, is considered as read. the bill, as amended, is debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on appropriations or their respective designees. the gentlewoman from connecticut, ms. delauro, and the gentlewoman from texas, ms. granger, each will control 30 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from connecticut. ms. delauro: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the measure under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. ms. delauro: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. delauro: to consume time is not what i am here to do today. to consume time is a luxury that we can no longer afford.
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after decades of disinvestment and devastation of the pandemic, the time is now to reinvest in the american people. the time is now to create jobs, grow opportunity, and support our nation's most vulnerable. the time is now to meet the more test of government. vice president hubert humphrey defined this test by how government trooess -- treats those who are in the dawn of life, those who are in the twilight of life and those in the shadows of life. as i have led the appropriations committee over the past six months, this idea has served as a guiding light. it has challenged us to dig deeply into the areas of greatest need and to provide every american the opportunity to contribute and to succeed. i believe the package of seven appropriations bills before us, h.r. 4502, will not only pass this moral test, it will fulfill the sacred mission we are charged with as a body to leave this nation stronger and better
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than we found it. with investments in education, nutrition assistance, and rural and underserved communities, we are providing every american the resources they need. by rebuilding our nation's infrastructure and confronting the climate crisis, we are creating and sustaining good-paying american jobs. and with renewed urgency to protect our democracy, close racial disparities, and advance women's rights, we are building back better and fostering a brighter future. we are meeting the moment, and more than meeting hubert humphrey's moral test. as chair of the labor, health, human services, and education subcommittee, i want to turn to the investments we are making in this legislation, more specifically. to lift up the most vulnerable and prepare our nation for future challenges. the $253.8 billion we provide in the labor-h.h.s. bill represents a historic increase of 28%.
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it includes $7.4 billion for the childcare and development block grant, $12.2 billion for head start, nearly a $20 billion increase in federal support for high-poverty schools, and record funding for students with disabilities. it provides continued support for social and emotional learning, and makes postsecondary education more affordable with a $400 increase for the maximum pell grant. it includes $1.1 billion for programs serving historically black colleges and universities, minority serving institutions, community colleges, and underresourced institutes of higher education. and it provides $100 million for the strengthening community colleges training grant program. to give workers the skills and protections they need, this bill includes an increase of $1.6 billion for the employment and training administration, including a total of $285 million for registered
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apprenticeships. and $3.1 billion for workforce innovation and opportunity act state grants. and $2.1 billion for worker protection agencies. this bill heeds the lessons of the pandemic by providing record funding for the centers for disease control and prevention, including $1 billion for public health infrastructure and capacity. it invests $6.5 billion in the national institutes of health, which were crucial in developing the covid-19 vaccine in record time, and including an increase of $3.5 billion for biomedical research at existing n.i.h. institutes and centers. and it supports the president's request to establish the advanced research projects agency for health, or arpa -h which will be breakthroughs in diabetes, cancer, and alzheimer's disease. the bill further provides $100
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million to help communities create a new mental health crisis sponsorship pilot project in partnership with our law enforcement agencies and provides $50 billion for gun violence prevention research at the n.i.h. and c.d.c. and finally, this bill ensures equal treatment for women by repealing the discriminatory hyde amendment and supports the more than three million men, women, and young adults who receive a full range of family planning and reproductive services funded by title 10. i just scratched the surface of the historic and unprecedented investments contained in this funding package which i believe makes this -- marks this moment. i thank all of the subcommittee chairs, the ranking members, all of the members of the appropriations committee and their staffs for their hard work on these bills. in particular, i must note my deep appreciation for my
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partnership with ranking member cole, my partnership with ranking member of the full committee, congresswoman granger, and my gratitude for the labor, h.h.s., education staff led by steven and included jared, philip, jennifer, jackie, lori, becky, and trisha. thank you, as well, to the minority staff, susan and kathryn. and last but not least, i must thank my personal staff including liz, christian, caitlyn, and marie. i urge support for the bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. ms. granger: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today in strong opposition to h.r. 4502, a package of seven fiscal year
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2022 appropriations bills that will be considered by the house this week. i wish the circumstances were different, and i could support this important piece of legislation that funds critical programs. unfortunately, after months of committee hearings and markups, this year's bill has too many failed flaws. first, there's no agreement between republicans and democrats on the top line spending level for appropriations. second, there's no bipartisan agreement on the funding level for each individual bill. to put it simply, nondefense spending is too high and defense spending is too low. third, our colleagues on the other side of the aisle have concluded -- have included the most alarming policy changes i have ever seen. while acknowledging the hard work of chair delauro and her subcommittee chairs, this package is not reflective of the
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bipartisan agreement we must have to complete the appropriations process this year. instead of crafting legislation both sides of the aisle can support, the bill was written to express the most extreme views of the majority party. at a time when of record high deficits and debt, now is not the time to double down on the increasing domestic spending. here are just a few examples the excess spending included in this package -- a 36% increase for the labor-h.h.s. bill. a 39% increase for the white house. a 22% increase for the vice president's office. all of this comes at a time when we are seeing inflation rise at the fastest pace in 13 years. for the sake of generations to come, we can't afford to spend like this. in addition to these unrealistic
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spending levels, the majority has made questionable policy decisions that will complicate any attempts to come to a bipartisan agreement. for example, their funding priorities will reverse the gains of energy independence that we've made over the past decade and will actually increase our dependence on china for critical minerals. another area that's particularly concerning is that this bill fails to include long standing language prohibiting the transfer of detainees currently at guantanamo bay to the united states. these detainees are the worst of the worst, and we need assurance that they will not be moved to our soil. and finally, the most startling position taken in this bill is the deliberate removal of the hyde amendment and other long standing bipartisan provisions to protect life. the bill also provides funds for the largest planned parenthood
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affiliate in the country, which performs thousands of abortions each year. this is not the way to do business if we want to enact full-year appropriations bills this year. with the house only planning to be in session and voting for 12 more legislative days before the end of the fiscal year, we have a lot of work to do and little time to do it. we must develop top line spending levels that both sides can support. we have countless policy differences that will take time to resolve and protect and protecting the lives of unborn children must be the first step. if we want to avoid a long-term continuing resolution or worse, a government shutdown, we must get serious and do the work our constituents sent us here to do
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so i urge opposition and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from connecticut is recognized. ms. delauro: i yield to ms. kapture -- ms. kaptur. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. kaptur: thank you, chair delauro, for your leadership on this great and historic committee. the energy and water division makes a significant investment to secure the imperative of u.s. energy independence in perpetuity to foster world-class scientific innovation and address the crisis of climate change. not only does our bill meet the needs of the current moment, it provides a firmer foundation to build back better. headlines tells a clear story. nbc news reported, quote, the west catches fire while the east goes underwater as climate change fuels both extremes.
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as these extreme conditions spread across our country, our goal must be to provide the necessary energy and water assets to help sustain life on our corner of mother earth. our bill invests over $53 billion to provide strategic resources to address these challenges while creating good-paying, middle-class jobs in communities across this country with a greater commitment to those too often left behind. let me walk through key investments in this bill. $45.1 billion for the department of energy. $3.2 billion above enacted. and the office of energy efficiency and renewable energy so much a part of our future receives record funding of $3.7 billion and $906 million above enacted. in the weatherization programs, they receive $398 million, $83
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million above enacted. that means thousands more homes retrofitted. arpa-e received $600 million. $173 million above enacted. the office of science, world-class science receives $7.32 billion, $294 million above enacted. and we responsibly fund our nuclear deterrent and increase funding for nonproliferation programs. . the army corps receives $1.9 billion above the budget request to support our nation's infrastructure and dredge ports and harbors. the bureau of reclamation receives $1.9 billion, $413 million above the budget request, including $191 million to address the western drought. and our bill increases funding for regional commissions which promote economic development in distressed communities. in short, this bill meets our
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responsibility to sustain life on earth by providing critical funding for water infrastructure, clean energy, the highest level of scientific innovation and a credible nuclear deterrent, while supporting the creation of good -paying jobs in every region of our country. i also wish to in closing thank my dear staff for their very hard work, beginning with jamie, our chief clerk, angie, serving the ranking member, and the republican side of the aisle. mike, scott, brian, will, lauren, and matt of my own staff who willing go -- will be going on to work with the national resource council. we will miss him so very much. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentlelady reserves the balance of her time. the gentlelady from texas is recognized. ms. granger: i yield to the gentleman from idaho, the ranking member of the energy and water subcommittee, mr.
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simpson, for three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. simpson: i thank the gentlewoman for yielding time. madam speaker, i rise today in reluctant opposition to h.r. 4502, the seven-bill fiscal year 2022 appropriations package. i had hoped to be able to support the appropriations bill this year. unfortunately the overall funding framework for these bills lacks bipartisan support. the house framework includes massive increases for nondefense programs that shortchanges our national security needs. taken in isolation, there are many things in the energy and water bill that the house republicans could support. for example, strong support for the corps of engineers, including specific community project funding and additional funding is a bipartisan priority. of great importance to me of course is the nuclear energy program. i appreciate chairwoman capture's efforts to address many of my priorities within this account. in particular, i am pleased to see increased funding to continue three demonstration
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projects under the advanced small modular reactor and advanced reactor demonstration programs, as well as continued work on microreactors, including the marvel program. also notable is the support for ensuring a supply of high -- halu which will be the fuel that will be used by many of these next generation reactors. the department of energy will serve as an essential temporary source of halu until the commercial market can be established. while i support the focus on demonstrating new technologies, i'm disappointed to see that the bill does not also continue to support for the versatile test reactor. the v.t.r. will be a valuable domestic testing facility for many advanced technologies, continuing work now even at a slower pace than was originally planned will allow us to benefit from collaboration with one of the demonstration projects. i was pleased to join congressman weber in offering an amendment to highlight the importance of the v.t.r. and i urge the full house to adopt it. i look forward to working with
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my colleagues to support progress on the v.t.r. as soon as possible. unfortunately the bill before us underfunds our national security needs. the increase of less than 1% for weapons activities does not even keep up with inflation. and while the budget request was itself insufficient, the bill before us does not even meet the budget request for certain stockpiles sustainment and major modifications programs. we must adopt our nation's -- we must uphold our nation's strong national deterrence posture and to do that we must adequately fund the activities necessary to maintain a safe, reliable and effective stockpile. in closing, i would like to thank chairwoman kaptur for putting together this year's energy and water bill in her typical cooperative style. it is clear that she and the majority staff worked hard to address individual members' priorities from both sides of the aisle and i thank her for that consideration. i'd also like to thank chairwoman delauro and ranking member granger for the full -- of the full committee for their leadership and support in the important programs in this bill. i look forward to working
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together on the bill as it moves through the legislative process to develop a final energy and water bill that reflects a balanced set of priorities that can be supported by members on both sides of the aisle. and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlelady from texas reserves. the gentlelady from connecticut is recognized. ms. delauro: madam speaker, i yield three minutes to the gentleman from north carolina, the chairman of the subcommittee on transportation, housing and urban development, mr. price. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. price: madam chair, i rise in strong support of this critical legislation. i want to start by thanking my partner, ranking member mario diaz-balart, for his collaboration and his cooperation, which have made this a better bill, reflecting many bipartisan priorities which we can proudly support. division g, the t-hud section, represents a renewed commitment to the upgrading of our aging transportation infrastructure, addressing our nation's affordable housing and homelessness crises, bolstering our resiliency to natural
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disasters and climate change. remedying inequities and disparities in our housing and transportation systems, and promoting safety, whether it be preventing carbon monoxide poisoning in public housing or imprombinging the certification ofably -- improving the certification of complicated aircraft to improve aviation safety. overall, the bill includes $84.1 billion in discretionary funding, that's an increefs nearly $8.7 billion over the fiscal 2021 enacted level. the bill also includes major increases in contract authority for formula grant programs that draw on the highway trust fund, rather than discretionary funding, and in that respect, of course, we're mirroring the invest act recently enacted -- passed by this body. on the housing side of the ledger, we're preventing the eviction of more than 4.8 million households by fully
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renewing all housing choice vouchers and meeting the renewal needs of several other programs. this is coupled with critical new investments, including more than 125,000 new tenant-based vouchers for low-income families and people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. and over 4,000 new affordable units for seniors and people with disabilities. the bill increases the public housing fund by 11%, to preserve nearly one million units of affordable housing, and improve the living conditions for the more that are -- for the more than two million individuals served by our public housing programs. the bill also includes significant increases for community development block grants, the home program and neighbor works, to help expand affordable housing, spur community revitalization, and generate jobs and economic activity. our bill does right by
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transportation as well. all modes receive robust funding, including highways, transit, rail, aviation, bike and pedestrian projects, and ports. the bill nearly doubles our investments in passenger and freight rail. it expands port infrastructure programs by about 1/3. and it emphasizes safety at the federal administration -- aviation administration. the bill includes the necessary resources to ensure all projects on the federal transit administration's capital investment grants pipeline. the new starts, the small starts can move forward in 2022, and it provides $1.2 billion for the oversubscribed raise program. madam speaker, we're proud of this bill, we urge colleagues to support it with confidence. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from connecticut reserves. the gentlelady from texas is recognized. ms. granger: i yield to the gentleman from arkansas, the ranking member of the financial
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services and general government subcommittee, mr. womack, for three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. womewome thank you, madam speaker -- mr. womack: thank you, madam speaker of the and my thank to the ranking member for the time -- my thanks to the ranking member for the time. i rise in opposition to this package of appropriation bills. as the ranking member of the financial services and general government appropriations subcommittee, i have great respect for my colleague, chairman mike quigley. we work well together and that's saying something because he's a cubs fan and i'm a cardinal fan. the bill we are debating today, madam speaker, is packed with unjustifiable spending and ignores our unsustainable fiscal trajectory. in light of unprecedented pandemic spending, it was my hope that this fiscal year we would prioritize making the tough choices necessary to charter responsible -- chart a responsible fiscal path forward. instead the financial services
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division of the bill proposes a 20% increase in discretionary spending over fiscal 2021 and numerous agencies funded receive a double-digit percentage increase over last year. those numbers are unconscionable when you consider the fact that this country is well over $28 trillion in debt. i noted with interest the comments of the overall chairwoman when she talked about the moral test of government. madam speaker, to me the moral test of government is for us to do our work, to take care of the urgent needs of our country , but not burden future generations in the course of doing so. furthermore, my colleagues on the other side continue to call for trillions in new government spending, and a new g.a.o. report comes out just recently that says more than $1 trillion
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of the spending that we have commissioned through the coronavirus phenomenal remains unspent -- phenomenon remains unspent. and not just that, this spending has created an inflationary spiral that's affecting every taxpayer budget in my district. there are also several controversial policy changes included in the fsgg division, such as allowing d.c. tax dollars to fund abortions and removing the prohibition on federal employee health benefits funding for abortions. these policy changes are no-gos and make this bill and minibus as a whole dead in the water. again, i oppose this package of appropriations, including the financial services division, due to the radical increases in spending and these partisan policies. but, madam speaker, i do look forward to working across the aisle with both my counterparts in the house and in the senate to come up with a bill and a compromise that will actually work for america. and with that, i yield back the
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balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the gentlelady from texas reserves. the gentlelady from connecticut is recognized. ms. delauro: madam speaker, i yield three minutes to the gentleman from georgia, the chairman of the appropriations subcommittee on agriculture, mr. bishop. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bishop: madam speaker, i thank the gentlelady for yielding. i rise in support of h.r. 4502, as chair of the agriculture rural development food and drug administration and related agencies subcommittee, i am pleased to highlight the national priorities that are funded in our division. first, i'd like to thank our distinguished ranking member, mr. fortenberry, and the entire subcommittee for their continued bipartisan cooperation. the jurisdiction of our bill is far-reaching and touches the lives of every citizen and while we may disagree on matters of policy from time to time, agriculture, rural development and the safety of our food and drugs and the liveability and sustainability of our ecosystems here and
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across the globe are indeed bipartisan concerns. and we truly approach our work collaboratively and achieve the greater good for our country and humanity. for the f.y. 2022 allocation, it's $22.65 billion, which is $2.85 billion over the fiscal year 2021. the bill addresses three key priorities. first, ensuring equitable participation in usga programs. second, addressing the impacts of climate change. and third, reinvesting in staff and leadership offices at usga. the bill provides $4.7 billion for rural development initiatives, including more than $900 million for broadband expansion, to provide economic development opportunities and improved education and health care services in rural communities. the bill continues important funding for the community facilities program that
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supports everything from libraries and fire stations to child care centers and nursing homes. the bill provides $2.9 billion in farm and conservation programs -- farming conservation programs, including a significant increase for the 1890 land grant institutions and 1.74 billion for the food for peace grants and $245 million for the mcgovern-dole program, both in support of our nation's diplomacy. food security continues to hurt millions of americans. our bill fully funds snap, w.i.c. and child nutrition programs and helps increase access to healthy, nutritious food. the food and drug administration is funded at $3.47 billion in discretionary funding. with an increases that help combat the opioid crisis, rare cancers, food-borne outbreaks and heavy metals in baby food. i want to thank my personal
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staff, michael reid, tanisha, danny, and the subcommittee staff, martha, devlin, perry, joe, randy, dustin, and echo, for their hard work on this bill. i also would like to thank tom from the minority staff and of course i thank chair delauro and ranking member granger for their tremendous leadership. i want to give a special i want to give a special shoutout to michael reed who is retiring as my chief of staff and senior policy advisor for appropriations after 18 years of extraordinary service. we thank him mightily for his service, for his monumental contributions to georgia's second district, and we wish him well as he enters the next chapter of his life. i'm proud of this division of the entire bill and i urge my colleagues to support it. it's a good bill.
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it's good for america, and i thank you and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentlelady reserves. the gentlelady from texas is recognized. ms. granger: i yield to the gentleman from oklahoma, the vice ranking member of the full committee on appropriations and the ranking member of the labor, health and human services committee, mr. cole, for three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cole: thank you, madam speaker. and i'll be brief but i want to begin by thanking chairwoman delauro and ranking member granger for their help throughout the process. however, despite many areas of agreement, the bill before us today, particularly relating to labor, health and sum services, and education -- health and human services, and education, i'll oppose the bill. at the end of may, president biden sent us a $6 billion budget request for fiscal year 2022. the bill presented today in many ways mirrors that budget request. proposing the highest spending levels since world war ii, the price tag alone is utterly unrealistic. as we continue to see inflation
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on the rise, such a proposal is bad for the recovering economy as well. instead of focusing on the urgent priorities for all americans, like reopening our economy and schools, president biden's budget request and this bill elevate controversial left-wing policies, overpressing needs like strengthening our national defense and strengthen the southern border. this bill calls for billions of dollars to fund progressive policies like the green new deal while cutting our military. with china and russia growing their militaries by the day, this is a very misguided approach. finally, most egregious, in the president's budget and the current deal bill, which is -- current bill, which is reflected here, is repealing the hyde amendment which protects taxpayer-funded abortions. since first enacted in 1976,
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it's estimated this provision saved more than two million lives while protecting the conscience rights of the great majority of americans who are opposed to publicly funded abortions. also, it removes the weldon amendment, which provides important conscience protections for health care providers who object to participating in abortion procedures. this amendment and the weldon amendment have both been supported for generations by republicans and democrats alike. madam speaker, you know that the democrats in congress do not have the majority capable of passing this bill without the republicans vote. we hope that both chambers can negotiate and not lead to disaster. the first step toward reinstatement will be the hyde and weldon amendments, as well as pro-life protections contained across the 12 spending bills that we consider as a
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committee. these protections need to be reinstated for this package to move to the president's desk. quite frankly, everyone in the chamber knows this bill will never pass the united states senate without their inclusion, and the majority of american people support that view. in conclosing, madam speaker -- in closing, madam speaker, while the bill does fund very good things and i appreciate the openness of the process in which the gentlelady from connecticut and the gentlelady from texas have participated in developing the bill, i do oppose it as drafted. the price tag is too high. the bill contains too many poison pill policy riders, and it funds too many unauthorized programs and bows to a leftist agenda that does not reflect the views and values of the american people. i remain hopeful that we can do better. with that i urge rejection of the bill. yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlelady reserves. the gentlelady from connecticut is recognized. ms. delauro: madam speaker, i yield three minutes to the gentlewoman from florida, the chair of the subcommittee on military construction and veterans' affairs for appropriations, ms. wasserman schultz. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentlelady is recognized. ms. wasserman schultz: thank you, madam speaker. i thank chair delauro for her leadership during this process and for leading. it highlights our continued commitment to service members and their families and to our veterans. constructing the barracks, bases and training facilities that our military needs is crucial to our country's military readiness. properly funding the department of veterans affairs is how we deliver on the promise of medical care and other benefits that our veterans have earned due to service to our nation. the related agencies, including the battle monuments commission demonstrate how we honor the sacrifices of those who served. that's why i'm proud this bill contains $124.5 billion in discretionary spending. $1.3 billion above the president's budget request. for military construction we have $9.5 billion including for seven new child development centers and addressing issues such as lead, vermon in housing. it provides $150 million for
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pfas cleanup at military installations. the bill provides $13.1 billion in discretionary funding, including 96. billion dollars for medical -- $96.5 billion for medical, opioid abuse prevention. the bill boosts funding for v.a. research to support studying toxic exposure and improving modern, safe facilities to treat our veterans. as well as continued implementation of our electronic health record monitoring administration. and reducing the medical backlog. i'd be proud to -- proud for you to be my parent. thank you for being a partner. it benefits floridians and advances our democratic priorities. the labor-health bill educates
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young and at-risk women about breast cancer. it includes language to implement breast cancer screening for women 40 to 49 without co-pay until january, 2025. the agriculture bill includes important report language and funding for response to citrus greening disease as well as language and funding to strengthen the language of e-cigarettes and includes clean energy programs and everglades restoration. this is $100 million over the enacted level but i know we can do more. the financial services bill also includes $2 million, an increase of $700,000 for the virginia-graham-baker-poole act. the bill and environment bill -- the environment bill blocks offshore drilling or new gas drilling in coastal areas. it included $300 million for the port infrastructure development
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program. a $70 million increase which will help florida's ports recover from covid-19. finally, this package includes many of my community funding project. i'm proud to support the package. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentlelady from texas is recognized. the gentlelady from texas is recognized. ms. granger: i yield to the gentleman from texas, the ranking member of the military construction and veterans' affairs subcommittee, mr. carter, for three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: my friend, mr. carter, is recognized. mr. carter: i thank you for yielding. i really wish i was here expressing my support for the f.y. 2022 military construction, veterans' affairs bill because it includes funding for many important construction projects and programs for veterans. but unfortunately, i cannot support the bill for three reasons. the responsibility of military construction and veterans' affairs committee is to provide adequate resources for our
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service members, ensures we fulfill the promises america made to our veterans, and be good stewards of tax dollars. while this bill includes funding for many priorities, including child development centers -- pardon me -- barracks, suicide prevention programs, electronic health records, it is not part of a bipartisan funding framework. appropriately, that -- i'm dying over here -- appropriately allocates funding between defense and nondefense programs. the bill also drops two restrictions on funding that have protected americans from the transfer of detainees, terrorists to the united states for more than 10 years. there's no reason to allow these terrorists on u.s. soil, and
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they need to remain in guantanamo bay and pay for their heinous crimes. finally, i oppose the majority party's attempt to force hardworking citizens to pay to end unborn human life. the hyde amendment protects americans from seeing their tax dollars being used to fund something that's the exact opposite of the american value of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. it is simply congress must maintain the hyde amendment. despite my concerns, i think we can resolve our differences, address these issues, and provide responsible levels of
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funding for next fiscal year. in closing, i want to thank chairwoman wasserman schultz for her work on this bill and the stewardship of the military construction committee. along with our staffs and she personally worked to address many requests of all members on this bill. i also thank ranking member granger and chairwoman delauro for their support. i apologize for my bad voice. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentlelady reserves. the gentlelady from connecticut is recognized. ms. delauro: madam speaker, i yield one minute to the gentleman from maryland, the majority leader of the house, mr. hoyer. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hoyer: thank you very much, madam chair. and thank you -- yes, madam
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speaker. and madam chairman, chairwoman. i had the dlieftful opportunity -- delightful opportunity to serve on the appropriations committee for 23 years. i'm on leave. i may be on leave forever. who knows. i care a lot about these bills. these are the only bills that have to pass. they're the only bills that if they don't pass the government shuts down. they're the bills that used to bring us together. relatively easy to compromise on figures. but it is difficult to compromise on other issues. although i will say, as i begin my remarks, i'm not going to be that long, but i am giving my remarks, i voted for in the 1980's and 1990's and over the
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last 20 years for appropriation bills in which there were contained issues that i severely disagreed with. and i know ms. delauro has as well. but i knew that overall we had to pass the bills and that i thought then and i think now that the bills were largely dealing with what the american people wanted us to deal with. so i rise today, madam speaker, in support of these bills, these seven, in this package, and hopefully three to come, and the two thereafter, whenever we bring them to the floor. last congress, after democrats took control of the house majority, we passed legislation to fund nearly all of government before the end of the summer. i was very proud of that. we passed it in june of 2019, and we passed it in july of
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2020. we've done that two years in a row now. what we haven't accomplished, however, is the passage of these bills prior to september 30. that's what we should be doing. i know the chair feels that way. i think the ranking member feels that way. i haven't talked to her specifically about that, but i think she does. moving the appropriations process along on time made it easier to forestall shutdowns and fund the government for the american people. now we're doing so again and with the democratic controlled senate and white house, we're passing bills of which every member of this body can be proud. and i predict that every member of this body will go home and claim credit for something in these appropriations bills, whether you voted for or against. the appropriation bills we are bringing to the floor in this minibus package deliver for all of our constituents. they invest in economic growth. they expand infrastructure. they care for our veterans. they make

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