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has 67,000 workers. that is under 1% of their workforce. that is regular turnover. it turns out not to be a big deal when some workers say we will not cooperate. it makes headlines but for the most part these mandates by workers -- by employers are working. i wouldn't want to be stopped by a police man who sticks his head into my car and he is not wearing a mask and he is not vaccinated. that policeman has become a public health menace. host: one of the headlines out of the chicago situation from yahoo! chicago mayor says police trying to quote, induce an insurrection with vaccine mandate opposition. >> we're going to leave "washington journal" to fulfill our more than 40-year commitment to live coverage of congress. the u.s. house now returning from recess. later today at 4:00 p.m.
eastern, members will debate bills on opioid abuse grant programs and national stockpile of medical supplies. live now to the house here on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. october 19, 2021. i hereby appoint the honorable dwight evans to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by chaplain kibben. chaplain kibben: would you pray with me. god of abundant grace, thank you for the bounty of gifts you have
showered upon us. it is you who have supplied seed for the sower and bread for food. if only we take time to look we discover you have given us all that we require. you have enriched us in every way and we come before you overflowing with gratitude. now as we have so richly received may we richly give. as we savor the supply and enjoy the increase of our welfare, may we look for every occasion to be unsparing to those who do not experience those same privileges. as we have been enriched by the harvest of your righteousness made available to us, may we show our thanksgiving to you through our generosity of spirit and cleejallity with those whom you have called us to serve. god calls us to pause and realize how profoundly we have been blessed. and may we be intentional, even
deliberate this day in sharing your surpassing grace. in the strength of your name we pray. amen. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 11-a of house resolution 188, the journal of the last day's proceedings is approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentlelady from north carolina, ms. foxx. ms. foxx: please join me in the pledge. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain up to 15 requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle.
for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise in support of a bold build back better agenda that invests in addressing climate change. grows our economy. invests in children and education. and makes sure that every american has health care. we frase a once in a lifetime opportunity and we have to move forward. we have to invest in our children and we cannot allow for a few to threaten to swawnder any of this for their own vanity. mr. schneider: we have to come together to find a center path forward. it's not this side or that side, but it's rather let's work together, let's work together for progress that improves the security and prosperity of the
people we represent. already we have seen the immense good that policies like the expanded monthly child tax credit can do. the child tax credit is in poverty. i recently spoke with a single mother in my district with two young children. with the child tax credit, she said she no longer feels the unbearable stress on a daily basis and she's able to pay her bills and provide for her sons. for amanda, for every family striving to realize the american dream, we need to be investing in our families and young people to ensure every child has the opportunities they deserve. not playing political games or holding people's futures hostage. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i rise to ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute.
>> mr. speaker, this weekend 17 christian missionaries were taken hostage in haiti. i have spoken with their family members and to hear their story is heartbreaking. these men and women went to haiti because they felt called to serve. they said, here i am, lord, send me. we cannot allow for americans to be kidnapped abroad. when these missionaries went to serve, they were met with violence. attacks like this prove that we must remain committed to the safety and the security of americans abroad. we must never capitulate to those who wish us harm. whether it's in haiti, afghanistan, or even on our southern border. americans must always be protected. now is a time to bring these american missionaries safely home. i urge all of my colleagues to join in my in prayer for the safe return of our missionaries.
thank you. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek wreck his? recognition? ms. foxx: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, democrats are politicizing the justice department and embarking on a witch-hunt. this time to go after parents. parents across the country are bravely taking a stand to protect their children against overly restrict -- restrictive covid-19 mandates. in response the biden administration is weaponnizing law enforcement agencies to intimidate them into silence. some parents have crossed the wineline harassing and threatening school officials is unacceptable. but there is no evidence that parents pose a widespread threat to school administrators. yet the national school board
association is asking the biden administration to treat these parents like domestic terrorists. attorney general marek gar lapd's outrageous memo giving credence to these accusations shows the biden administration cares more about appeasing special interests than americans concerned about their children. this attack on the first amendment cannot continue. parents must be allowed to stand up for their kids. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from west virginia seek recognition? >> i'd like to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minutes. >> as co-chairman of the congressional rugby caucus along with d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton, i'm excited to see the legendary new new xi lapd all blacks take the pitch against the u.s.a. national men's rugby team when they face
off this saturday, october 23. we wee hope to back the fedex field in d.c. mr. moore: they strike fear in their opponents with their world famous pregame war dance called the haka. the army black knights will face off against the u.s. naval academy midshipmen. men and women's rugby are fast growing sports in america and give us a chance to put partisan politics aside. that's why bringing an international event of this magnitude to the d.c. area is a tremendous accomplishment for u.s.a. rugby, events d.c., and left field live. the match is an important ba ram tore of the united states' ability to host future world class events including the rugby world cup. join me this saturday october 23, here in d.c. at fedex fieldfield. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute.
>> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today on behalf of american families and small businesses in north carolina who are having to confront not only the pandemic but president biden's truly disastrous and shortsighted economic policies. inflation is at a 30-year high. gas prices are up 42%. even the cost of bacon has gone through the roof. we are hurdling backwards under liberal control. the fact that democrats are trying to sell a free $5 5s trillion package as a solution is an embarrassment and snake oil lie to the american people. mr. murphy: let's be clear. most liberal elites and progressives in washington have never run a business. they have never signed both sides of a paycheck. they have never had to make the heartbreaking decision between feeding their families and keeping their businesses open. at a small business round table one local breakry owner said that crippling inflation, the self-induced labor short and and supply change disruptions have
created such a fragile environment he's one worker away from bankruptcy. this bakery owner even raised his own pay -- employee pay by $4 an hour and took a second job to make ends meet and still can be bankrupt. prps the administration -- thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina -- north carolina -- michigan, >> minnesota. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to honor moose lake, minnesota, as they become the second blue ribbon city in the world thanks to the leadership of moose lake elementary teacher brad and his student, piper, for the last 13
years brad has taken the time to write every one of his students a personal handwritten letter highlighting all of the positives he sees in them in an effort to reduce suicide. recently brad teamed up with sixth grade student piper to take part in the standing strong together class through the nationwide blue ■mribbon progra. where they learned methods to insmier and uplift others. as ambassadors of the blue ribbon program, both brad and piper decided to take what they learned in the classroom and put it into action by ordering 5,000 blue ribbons for all of the residents of the moose lake community to remind them of their worth and value. i applaud both brad and piper for joining such a wonderful important movement. minnesota's eighth district is better -- a better place because of their ongoing effort. mr. stauber: it is the honor of a lifetime to represent such hon honorable people in congress. congratulations to brad, piper, and the entire moose lake community on becoming a blue
ribbon city. and i wish you all the best as you continue to support one another. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition nation? >> the great state of tennessee, mr. speaker. i seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to pay tribute to john stewart who passed away in september at the age of 86 years. john led an accomplished public service career, mr. speaker. he was highlighted by his work on the civil rights act of 1964. and as an aide to then senator heubert humphrey. when he became vice president in 1965, john joined him in the -- and president lyndon johnson's administration. john left washington for knoxville in 1980, continuing his career at the tennessee valley authority as assistant general manager and vice
president for economic and community development. mr. burchett: he retired from t.v.a. in 1994. he founded the georgia institute of administration in georgia and served as a consultant on the safety and advisory panel. all close to john can attest he cared about people in an extraordinary way. for example, after the 2008 kingston ole coal ash spill, they raised funds for workers whose health was severely hurt. he fought for people who couldn't fight for themselves. his generous spirit touched everyone in his life and he will be missed by all who knew him. he's sur private by his wife of 64 years and two children, mike and cara. on a personal note, john helped me when i was in the state senate to abolish tennessee's sales tax on food. he'll be missed. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from from iowa seek recognition?
mrs. miller-meeks: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. miller-meeks: i rise today to recognize the achievements of an exceptional health care professional in my district. dr. stewart wine stein, professor of pediatrics at the university of iowa was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the scleosis research society for his work studying pediatric spinal deformity. since joining the department at the university of iowa in 1976, he has worked to make our community anti-world a better place. he has published over 250 scientific journals and some of the most well-known and prestigious peer review journals. his research has focused on spinal denorm it in children anti-natural history and long-term outcome of pediatric muscular disorders. i will close by saying how grateful i am to have people like him living in iowa's second
district. i always tell anyone i meet that iowa is the best place to live, work, and place a family. with outstanding citizens like stew we'll continue to hold that title. i would like to extend my enthusiasm with a happy birthday to our colleague from california, the honorable young kim. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition ms. tenney: i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. i rise today to honor the life of lee center fire chief penny baker who passed away after a battle after complications of a brain tumor. he was a noble, caring and joined the fire department at the age of 30 and served for 48 years straight.
for 28 of those years, ken was the chief, the longest tenured in the department's history and served in the u.s. navy and former president of the united county fire chiefs association and he was known for his tremendous family and love for his family and his wife patty, who was his guiding light and his son succeeded him as the fire chief and his granddaughter and grandson went into the fire department. i considered ken a great friend and he was a courageous and prepld man and role model for me and boy, was he fun. ken, i just want to say thank you to you for your friendship and your legacy of service to our community and may you rest in peace and god bless his family. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition?
>> i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to oppose the nearly $5 trillion spending package the democrats have tied together. this package would expand the role of the federal government into the lives of every american and it would significantly raise taxes on people and businesses in michigan. there's no doubt we need to invest in roads, bridges, runways, harbors and rural broadband but tax increases will make america less competitive. we need a tax structure that attracts businesses so there are more jobs in america and more products are made here and supply chains are more secure. this $5 trillion spending package will do the opposite. it will raise taxes and make our country less competitive and increase the overall cost of
living and doing business in america. these costs will be passed on to all of us, increasing inflation and hurting families and seniors across the country. i urge my colleagues to vote no. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize john farr and completed a bike ride to raise awareness of support for habitat of haoupbt. he arrived in washington d.c. before completing the final leg of his journey. john started his cycling in fundraising and signed up for a 150-mile fundraiser. he has completed 20 excursions.
john has been involved from tutoring students when he was in college to coaching sports. he joined habitat for humanity in 1994 and donated monthly and joined the board and serving as president. his fundraisers have taken him across the united states and ka in adian board border. mr. speaker, are john's passion for helping others is admirable. congratulations on come completing this journey. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk: the honorable, the speaker, house of representatives, madam, pursuant to the permission granted in clause 2-h of rule 2 of the rules of the u.s. house of representatives, the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the senate
on october 19, 2021 at 12:02 p.m., that the senate agreed to relative to the death of the honorable add lay stevenson the third senate resolution 420. signed sincerely kevin s.mccumber deputy clerk. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the >> the house returns later today at 4 p.m. eastern time. members will debate bills on opioid abuse grant programs and national stockpile of medical supplies. watch live coverage when the house returns here on c-span. >> c-span is your unfiltered view of government. we are funded by these television companies and more. including comcast. >> are you thinking this is just
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