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turkey is an example of that. india now presents, apparently, a similar kind of outcome, and it then highlights again -- i would raise in the 16 seconds i have left there is a 2016 gyo report that found that commerce said they do not achieve broader policy goals. i would hope this treasury department and others are responding to that gao report to help us determine which sanctions work and in what circumstances so that we can better mold our sanction policy. >> senator, i want to lay out some principles that help us do that work. yo >> we're going to leave the hearing to fulfill our longtime commitment to live coverage of congress.
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you can continue watching the hearing live online at c-span.org. now live to the u.s. house. at pe gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4369 national centers of excellence in advance and continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing act, asallieded. the clerk: union calendar number 111 a bill toll amend the 21st century cures act to provide for designations of institutions that provide leadership on continuous manufacturing as national centers of excellence and continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuan t to the rule, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone, and the gentleman from kentucky, mr. guthrie, each will control 20 minutes. mr. pallone: i ask unanimous consent that all members may
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have five legislative days to revise and stepped their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 4369. and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized mr. pallone: my colleagues and i on the energy and commerce committee have worked to invest and support american pharmaceutical manufacturiur ded abroad. as the covid-19 pandemic has made clear, domestic pharmaceutical manufacturing is important to our global competitiveness. the bill before us now would leverage the expertise and ingenuity of academic institutions in the united states to help and support develop advanced technologies right here at home. the legislation will improve the quality of our pharmaceuticals reduce drug shortages and
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produce more anymoreble processes that could be replicated throughout the nation. specifically, h.r. 4369 would direct the food and food and drug administration to designate a number of academic institutions as national centers of excellence and provides funding to develop continuous manufacturing. continuous manufacturing is an emerging technology whereby a finished product is produced in a continuous stream making it more efficient than the so-called batch model which is slow that may be subject to errors. the centers would require to work with the f.d.a. and energy to support regulatory guidance and expertise, catalog research and development in advance of continuous manufacturing technology and cultivate an advanced pharmaceutical work force here in the united states. the legislation requires of $100
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million be awarded to the centers of excellence and providing resources for f.d.a. technical assistance guidance for training. h.r. 4369 sets us on the right track for advanced manufacturing here at home. this passed the house last congress but not taken up in the senate. if we are to meet the demand for critical drugs, the time to act is now. i want to thank our health subcommittee ranking member guthrie for working with me and full committee ranking member rogers and subcommittee chairwoman eshoo. i hope the senate will follow suit so we can expand and advance continuous manufacturing technology here in the united states. and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from kentucky is
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recognized. .guthrie: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized mr.guthrie: i rise today in support of h.r. 4369 the national centers of excellence in advance of continuous manufacturing act. the bill that i interviewed along with frank pallone and i enjoyed working with him. in 2016, i worked with my fellow committee members on the 21st century cures act which included grants for institutions of higher education to study the process of continuing pharmaceutical manufacturing. h.r. 4369 which we are considering today, builds on this partnership accomplished in the cures act and advances and continues manufacturing for pharmaceuticals that allows for drugs to be produced in a continuous stream to help drugs get into the market faster. this has become important during the covid-19 pandemic. we need to ensure
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supply chain does not depend on other countries such as china. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 4369 and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: i have no additional speakers. we can close at this time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr.guthrie: this is an important bill. as we have all seen what happened with covid-19, the dependence on the supply chain, the global supply chain in pharmaceuticals is a national security issue, that we have our own production here and we have seen the shortageses during the height of the pandemic. and thought will work themselves out having access to our own pharmaceuticals is not a luxury for themselves to work it out. and we hope things will be moving.
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and we need to make sure we make it in america and don't depend on countries such as china. i urge the passage of this bill and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: i would say this is an important bill both from the point of view of moving towards more domestic manufacturing and addressing the supply chain shortages that we saw during covid-19 for drugs. i would ask support and yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 4369 as amended. those in favor say aye those opposed, no in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed -- >> on that i would ask for a recorded vote pursuant to section 3 of the
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house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 2379 state opioid response grant authorization act of 2021 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 2379 a bill to amend the 21st century cures act to re-authorize grant response to the opioid response crisis and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuan t to the rule, the gentleman
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from new jersey, mr. pallone and the gentleman from kentucky, mrl 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 2379 the speaker pro tempore: without objection mr. pallone: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized mr. pallone: i rise in support of h.r. 2379 state opioid response grant authorization act of 2021. the crisis continues to be a public health emergency and evolved into a dual threat when combined with the covid-19 pandemic. opioids are the leading cause of drug overdose deaths. 93,000 americans died from an opioid overdose, highest 12-month death toll since the
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opioid epidemic. experts say covid-19 pandemic exacerbated this. and while treatment and services are available, many do not have access to or not aware of the care in their communities. h.r. 2379 would basically support our john going work to combat the opioid crisis and the legislation enhances our efforts in the 21st september try cures act and support for community act by authorizing the substance abuse and mental health services administration program better known as the s.o.r. grant program and alines the authorization with authorities included in the cures act to better meet the needs of states. the program has been funded through the appropriations process since 2018, it does not have a statutory authorization.
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this legislation provides that important authorization and ensures future funding. the s.o.r. grants used to enhance prevention and recovery activities across the states including support services to address sthrapbt misuse disorders and reduce barriers and reduce the number of overdose deaths. this bill provides congress more information and transparency about existing funding including the formula used. this information will allow us to examine how changes to these allocations impact the progress that states are making to address the opioid crisis. we must direct resources to communities most in need. and this information will make sure that the resources are getting to where they are needed the most. i thank representative trone for his leadership on this issue and
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i thank my republican committee colleagues for their support on this legislation so we can address this substance abuse. the bill passed the house unanimously last year and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr.guthrie: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized mr.guthrie: i rise in support of h.r. 2379 the state opioid response grant authorization act. this important bill authorizes appropriations for state opioid response grant program. the united states still remains in the midst of an opioid crisis that has only been exacerbated by the covid-19 pa*frpb. federal grants have provided support to states who are on the front lines to address opioid
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and sthrapbt use disorders. h.r. 2379 would ensure continued support for substance disorders, prevention and recovery efforts for several years. i support passage of this legislation. and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: i yield such time as he may consume to the author of the bill, the gentleman from maryland, mr. trone. mr. trone: thank you, madam speaker. i urge my colleagues to support my bill the state opioid response grant authorization. this bipartisan bill directly addresses the worsening opioid crisis by authorizing $10.5 billion over six years in grants, states and tribes. this funding will prevent and
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treat those suffering from addiction. this funding will prevent the recovery month last month, i met with several health care providers to discuss the challenges faced by those in recovery. we hear time and time again how individuals struggle to access the resources they need. the bill meets the moment by giving states and tribes assistance necessary and funding they need to meet their specific needs. i want to thank energy and commerce chairman pallone and ranking member mcmorris rodgers and health subcommittee chairwomanes choo and ranking member committee member guthrie for considering this bill and thank you to our bipartisan sponsors, in particular, i thank
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congresswoman sherrill and congressman baird and congresswoman armstrong for their advocacy. i'm grateful for the members of the bipartisan addiction and mental health task force to get this over the finish. when we put aside partisan politics and focus on the real issues and work hard, it can make a difference. for this reason, i urge a yes vote and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr. guthrie: i thank the gentleman from maryland for kind words. i yield two minutes to my friend from utah, mr. curtis. mr. curtis: thank you. madam speaker, i rise today in support of h.r. 2379, the state opioid response grant authorization act. this legislation provides critical resources to state and local governments combating the
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opioid crisis that has kripbled communities across the united states, including utah. this legislation will give state and local government flexibility in addressing this tragic epidemic in their communities. for example, in utah there are significant socioeconomic differences between price and oren. we have to allow experts on the ground to address these challenges accordingly which is why i strongly support this legislation. equally important is ensuring we have work -- the work force to treat the individuals suffering with addiction. that's why i recently introduced the help enable access to lifesaving services act or the hills act. the hills act would compliment the -- complement the state opioid response grants with dollars to help workers in areas of high need. taken together these are the necessary steps to fight addiction in communities across our country. which has taken the lives of nearly 100,000 americans just in
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this last year. i urge my colleagues to support 2379 and my legislation the hills act. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from florida, mr. deutch. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized mr. deutch: thank you, madam speaker. i thank my friend from new jersey for yielding. madam speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 2379, to extend and broaden our efforts to help americans with substance use disorder get the help they need to help prevent addiction and save lives. i thank my friends, mr. trone and ms. sherrill, for their leadership. earlier this year substance abuse and mental health services administration and centers for disease control and prevention announced that opioid response grantees will now be able to use these funds to expand access to fentanyl test strips.
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tragically that announcement came one month after the death of my dear nephew, eli. at just 20 years old, eli died of an unintentional overdose effort ingesting a legal herbal supplement tainted with fentanyl. out of grief eli's family created an organization to increase awareness of fentanyl risk anti-tools like fentanyl test strips needed to save lives. from 2019 to 2020 overdose deaths spiked by over 22,000 to a record 93,331 americans who died of overdose in 2020. young people aged 15 to 24 saw a nearly 50% increase in one year. last month the drug enforcement administration issued its first public safety alert in six years nor the surge of counterfeit
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pills laced with fentanyl. the d.e.a. has seized over 11.3 million fake pills over the past year, more than the previous two years combined. fentanyl has been found in fake imitations of real prescription maitions -- medications including oxycodone, xanax and others. these substances are easily acquired on social media platforms or from friends who have no idea where they came from or what is in them. we need to talk about this. we need to change this. we need to act. we need to do it for eli and for the hundreds of americans who die of overdose every day in this country. this legislation is an important first step. i urge my colleagues to vote for it. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr. guthrie: madam speaker, i have no further speakers.
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i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: madam speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from rhode island, mr. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cicilline: thank you, madam speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. across the country the opioid epidemic is devastating families and communities. in rhode island the covid-19 pandemic is only worsening this crisis. in 2020 alone accidental overdose deaths in rhode island increased by 25% with most involving opioids. state opioid response funding has been critical to combating this deadly epidemic and help provide rhode islanders with the resources we need to combat drug abuse, prevent overdoses -- and save lives. the majority of rhode islands have had a history of substance abuse without treatment. we need resources to intervene now. state opioid response funding has helped provide the support
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and treatment people suffering addiction need so desperately. it needs access to the training and how to use it. path to recovery. and saving lives. i thank representative trone for introducing h.r. 2379. the state opioid response grant authorization act of 2021. to support states in their fight against this opioid epidemic. i urge my colleagues to support this critical legislation. and save lives. with that i yield back, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr. guthrie: i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: i have no additional speakers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr. guthrie: thank you, madam speaker. i think this is a good bill. it's an important bill. all of our states have been affected by the opioid crisis. it's good we are here today focusing on this in a bipartisan way working together. urge the support of this bill. i yield back the balance of my
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time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: i thank you, madam speaker. again this is a very important bill addressing the opioid epidemic with these various grant programs. with that i would ask support, bipartisan basis, yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 2379, as amended. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> request a recorded vote, please. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3 of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 654, the drug-free communities pandemic relief act, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 106, h.r. 654, a bill to provide the administrator of the drug-free communities support program the authority to wave the federal fund limitation for the drug-free community support program. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone, and the gentleman from kentucky, mr. guthrie, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: 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 h.r. 654. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pallone: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized mr. pallone: i rise in support
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of h.r. 654, the drug-free communities pandemic relief act. since 1998, the drug-free communities program has been a pillar of our nation's drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention efforts. the program is designed with community-based approaches in mind to reach at-risk communities, including racial and ethnic majorities and the lgbt community. it's estimated one in five americans lives in a community with a drug-free community coalition, and over 300,000 partners are engaged in prevention efforts. like many mission driven community service organizations, drug-free community coalitions have faced unprecedented challenges during the covid-19 pandemic. many have had trouble sustaining their programming, amid increasing rates of substance abuse. this is in part due to an inability to meech the matching fund requirements required of those receiving drug-free community grants. h.r. 654 would allow the drug-free community coalitions
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to seek matching fund waivers and resume their work in enhanced drug and alcohol and tobacco mr. speakers efforts. the legislation also allows additional funds to be made available for expanded technical assistance by the drug free communities program as requested in the administration's fiscal year 2022 budget this. additional support would provide critical resources to the coalitions facing the greatest challenges posed by the pandemic. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 654 a bipartisan bill will that a allow important work in our communities. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from kentucky is recognized mr. guthrie: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. guthrie: thank you, madam speaker,. i rise today in support of h.r. 654, the drug-free communities pandemic relief act. which was introduced by representatives joyce and kilmer. the drug-free communities support program funds community -- based coalition
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that is work to prevent youth substance youth disorders. their work at the local level is important, especially as we sadly saw a record in overdose deaths last year. we all know the economic consequences of the pandemic have impacted many sectors that includes a sustainability of drug-free communities support program. under current law, coalitions receive federal grants must match part of the funding with nonfederal funds. but the economic consequences of the pandemic have left many coalitions struggling to meet the matching requirement. h.r. 654 temporarily permits the office of national drug policy to wave the local matching requirement if a coalition is unable to fill this requirement due to the pandemic. providing targeted relief for those coalitions that will help them to continue to implement local strategies to help address the increases in substance use disorders and overdose deaths in our communities. i'd like to thank representatives joyce and kilmer
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leading the support initiative. and i urge a yes vote. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: i have no additional speakers, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr. guthrie: i'd like to yield three minutes to the gentleman from ohio, who is the primary sponsor of this piece of legislation, i yield three minutes to the gentleman from ohio. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. joyce: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today in support of my bill, the drug-free communities pandemic relief act. the unfortunate reality is the covid-19 pandemic ravaged our nation last year, so did the opioid crisis. one of the 93,000 overdose deaths were reported in 2020. meanwhile, enough fentanyl has been seized at our southern border this year to kill the entire u.s. population seven times over. just the other week the d.e.a. warned that counterfeit bills pils laced with the deadly
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synthetic opioid are spreading across all 50 states. these statistics are harrowing and stories of loss they cause are heartbreaking. all of us have loved one, friends, or neighbors in our communities that have been impacted. as a former prosecutor, i saw firsthand how addiction has devastated communities in northeast ohio and know how important it is to support our local efforts that reduce and prevent youth drug use. that's why i introduced the drug-free communities pandemic relief act with my friend and colleague on the other side of the aisle, congressman kilmer. recognizing that local problems need local solutions the drug-free communities program provides funding to local coalitions and engage multiple sectors of their community to reduce and prevent substance abuse disorder among younger americans. no other drug prevention program has consistently achieved the same reduction in youth drug use that the drug free communities program has. however, hundreds of coalitions have been unable to meet the
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program's local matching requirements due to financial difficulties caused by the covid-19 pandemic. my bipartisan legislation will address the challenge and ensure these coalition vs. the resources and flexibility -- have the resources and flexibility they need during these difficult times to combat the crisis of addiction gripping our country. with more americans dying from drug overdoses than ever before, it is critical that we do everything we can to support and empower those working on the frontlines in our communities and to reduce and prevent addiction among our children. i strongly urge all my colleagues to vote yes on this bill today and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: i'm prepared to close unless you have additional speakers. mr. guthrie: i'm prepared to close, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky is recognized mr. guthrie: thank you, madam speaker. the local solutions to community
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problems is a national problem. statewide problem. but it's happening in each community and so local solutions is part of the strategy moving forward. and given these coalitions the community to participate in this grant as they have seen some other funding and other resources dry out due to the pandemic is something that's important for us to continue and move this forward. i appreciate my friend from ohio and other good friend from washington state for moving this forward. and i urge its passage and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the gentleman from new jersey is mr. pallone: i urge support of this bill. very important in terms of trying to promote these coalitions at a local community level to prevent drug overuse. so i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey yields back. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 654 as amended.
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those in favor say aye those opposed, no in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection, the motion toreconsider is laid upon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? >> request a recorded vote, please pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8. yeas and nays are ordered pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further questions on this proceeding will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition stph-r mr. pallone: i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3635 the strengthening america's national stockpile act of 2021. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3635 a bill to amend the public healthservice
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act with respect to the strategic national stockpile, and for other purposes pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone and the gentleman from kentucky, mr. tkpwugt yes each will control 20 minutes. mr. pallone: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and stepped their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 3635 and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentleman is recognized mr. pallone: i rise in support of h.r. 3635 strengthening america's strategic national stockpile act of 2021. this bill makes long overdue improvements to the strategic national stockpile to ensure we have access to critical supplies during public health emergencies. since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of attention around the strategic national stockpile
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and our preparedness for this pandemic. the stockpile was not stocked as it should have been and this bill corrects that for the future. the bill would ensure that the national strategic stockpile is operating at its highest potential moving forward in order to respond to covid-19 and also prepare for the next public health emergency. this bile bill seeks to reduce america's dependence on personal supplies. it does this by boosting domestic manufacturing to make those supplies in the united states and promoting private-public partnerships to ensure a coordinated spops. the legislation also makes needed improvements to the strategic national stockpile to ensure it is fully equipped with meed will supplies that are safe and in working order. the bill improves transparency around the readiness around the strategic national stockpile and
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how requests from states and tribes are being managed and directs the department ofhealth and human services to develop and implement improved processes these types of requests moving forward. this will be critical for ensuring adequate supplies within the strategic stockpile and ensuring readiness in the state and tribal levels. as we are stressed to the limit, we need to continue to push to our response capability. this is critical to protecting our front line workers and patients and the supplies that they need to stay safe. i commend the bipartisan leadership of representatives slotkin and hudson in preparing this bill. it was passed out of the energy and commerce committee last
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congress and i encourage my colleagues to join me in strong support of this important bill. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr.guthrie: i yield myself such time as i may consume. i rise in support of h.r. 3635 which is spearheaded by representatives hudson and slotkin. this includes several critical initiatives that will improve the national stockpile. the bill allows them to pass products and ensure their use before expiration and the bill dress the secretary to examine user-free agreements to ensure the products are in working products and allows agreements to increase the supply chain to replenish its stocks. third, it directs the centers
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for disease control and prevention to report on distributions from the s.n.s. as well as requests for supplies from states and tribal entities. it authorizes a pilot programs to ensure state stockpiles. we must combat the next health crisis no matter if it is from a disease, disaster or terrorism. i urge support to improve and sustain the strategic national stockpile. and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: i have no additional speakers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr.guthrie: i yield to my colleague from north carolina, mr. hudson.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized mr. hudson: i rise in support of h.r. 3635 strengthening america's strategic national stockpile act a bill i interviewed along with representative slotkin. the covid-19 pandemic has exposed the dangers of relying on countries. h.r. 3635 will reduce our dependence on foreign sources of supplies like p.p.e. by boosting domestic manufacturing to make these products here in the united states and critical improvements to our national stockpile to ensure it is full and items ready to be deployed and strengthening our stockpile of p.p.e. and domestic manufacturing has never been more important to our national security. i urge my colleagues to support this legislation so we can be better prepared. additionally, i'm proud to have
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h.r. the open ran outreach act that will be considered by this house today. it will strengthen our telecommune kaeugs supply chains and help protect rural and small communication providers from chinese-backed companies. protecting our supply chains and pushing back against china is more critical especially for our critical networks. they have tried to undercut the market and expand their outreach particularly in our underserved communities. bypassing this we could trust investors to expand. like h.r. 3635, this bill is critical not just for our economy but our national security and i urge my colleagues to support it as well. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is
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recognized. mr. pallone: do you have additional speakers? i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr.guthrie: i recognize three minutes to ms. walorski. mrs.walorski: i rise in support of h.r. 3635. a key lesson from the pandemic has been the absolute need to end our dependence on the chinese communist for medicine, personal protective equipment and other critical medical supplies. we know that secure and resilient supply chains are vital to the safety and success of the american people and so focus to break our dependency on china and move our p.p.e. products back home to the u.s. the department ofhomeland security concluded that china, quote, intentionally so they
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could the house will be in order. p.p.e. by buying it up, a theory that has been confirmed time and time again. in march of 2020, "new york times" reported that factories in china were not authorized to export masks and all the while brought up the world's supply first. in february of last year, chinese entrepreneurs visited foreign countries buying masks in bulk. the green left hand group a property giant, instructed its employees worldwide and accountants and h.r. teams to stop what they were doing and go buy as many medical supplies as they could in january and february, 2020. we must not trust the chinese communist party. this is a strong step in the
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right direction towards strengthening america's manufacturing. it includes supplies i led with congresswoman dingell that would enhance medical supply chain and improve the production of p.p.e. and partner with private industries to replenish stocks. our legislation takes other important measures and supporting state efforts to expand and maintain our stockpiles and improve stockpiles to ensure they are in good working order and those nearing expiration dates. to prepare for the next crisis and protect front-line workers we need to boost p.p.e. and strengthen the strategic national stockpile. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky reserves
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the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr.guthrie: i'm in support of this piece of legislation. the last big pandemic that came across the country was the flu. it was well planned and national stockpile and you don't truly understand although the stockpile was there and drawn from and was used and there are a lot of lessons learned and important we apply these lessons and i appreciate moving forward and but it is certainly prudent that we are ready and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: i agree with my colleague that what this bill does is take the lessons that we learned from this pandemic about
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what we can do to improve the strategic national stockpile for the future. i ask everyone to support this bill on a bipartisan basis and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey yields back. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 3635. those in favor say aye those opposed, no in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended and the bill is passed -- the gentleman from virginia. >> request a recorded vote, please pursuant to section 3-s of house house resolution 8, yeas and nays are ordered pursuant to rule 8, clause 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3919, the secure
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equipment act of 2021, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 108, h.r. 3919, a bill to ensure the federal communications commission does not approve radio frequency devices that pose a national security risk. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone, and the gentleman from louisiana, mr. scalise, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: 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 h.r. 3919. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pallone: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pallone: i rise in support of h.r. 3919, the secure equipment act of 2021. two years ago we came together on a bipartisan basis to enact the secure and trusted communications act, legislation that i proudly authored.
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that bill was an important first step toward securing commercial communication networks in the united states from untrusted foreign adversaries. among other things it prohibits certain funds provided by the federal communications commission from being used to purchase or obtain network equipment and service from certain untrusted vendors. that legislation established an important foundation and has made great strides in helping secure our communications networks, we have the opportunity today to take the next step by applying those same principles to the s.e.c.'s equipment authorization process. we know our adversary also use any and all potential avenues to weaken our networks and therefore we must remain vigilant and prevent it before they can do so. h.r. 3919 simply requires the s.e.c. to update its equipment authorization rules so going forward the agency will no longer review or approve any application for equipment from vendors that has been determined
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to be a threat to our national security. importantly while this bill focuses only on the applications that the agency is in the process of reviewing or will receive in the future, it does not prevent the fcc have later studying from equipment previously authorized now known to pose a threat. over the past several years the energy and commerce committee has worked on a bipartisan basis on important security issues. i want to commend representatives eshoo and scalise for continuing that tradition through their leadership and bipartisan work on this legislation. madam speaker, i urge my colleagues to support the security equipment act of 2021, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from inning new jersey reserves. the gentleman from louisiana is recognized. mr. scalise: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. scalise: thank you again. madam speaker, i want to thank our chairman, mr. pallone, as well as ranking member latta and
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mrs. mcmorris rodgers and chairman doyle of the full committee and chair of the telecommunications subcommittee for helping bring my bill, h.r. 3919, the secure equipment act to the house floor. i also want to especially thank congresswoman eshoo for partnering with me on this bill. we have worked on a number of telecommunications laws and this is yet another example of congresswoman eshoo and i coming together and our staffs to address a very important threat to american families. madam speaker, my bill is about one thing, and that is stopping the chinese communist party and chinese companies that act on their behalf from compromising our telecommunications networks. and stopping them from jep marcheddizing -- jeopardizing american national security and the important data that all americans hold sacred. h.r. 3919, the secure equipment act, puts a full stop to china
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from infiltrating our networks while prohibiting the s.e.c. from issues shoeing equipment licenses to chinese telecommunications equipment companies that are highed as national security threats. this legislation builds off the important work of the energy and commerce committee when it came together in a bipartisan manner in 2019 as chairman pallone mentioned on his critical legislation that will address the threat of china by getting the security and trusted communications networks act signed into law. one of the requirements of that act instructed the fcc to publish a list of telecommunications equipment companies that are deemed to be national security threats. in fact, earlier this year the fcc published that list of companies and as you can see five companies ended up on that list, all of these companies are chinese companies that are either partly or wholly owned by
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the chinese government and to have ties to the c.c.p. madam speaker, we all know too well that the c.c.p. waists no time and opportunity to expose american vulnerabilities and try to undermine our national security. there are way too many examples of that. since all chinese companies are subject to chinese national security laws, at any point the c.c.p. could choose to exploit these listed companies and require them to tap into their access in american networks to gain critical sensitive data, both from individuals as well as sensitive government information. while the 2019 law made great strides in that thwarting the threat of china and our networks, u.s. carriers is can privately purchase equipment from these listed companies on the open market. by prohibiting the fcc from issuing any equipment license to these companies that are listed as national security threats, our bill seeks to close the gap in existing law and slam the door on jeopardized chinese
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equipment from threatening our american networks and from threatening the privacy and the data of american families. madam speaker, the time has never been more urgent. it is important that this body do all it can to stop the undue maligned influences of the c.c.p. from infill traiting our data -- infiltrating our data and telecommunications network. i urge all my colleagues to support this bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from louisiana reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pa len: -- mr. pallone: madam speaker, i have no additional speakers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from louisiana is recognized. mr. scalise: thank you, madam speaker. i yield two minutes to my colleague on the telecommunications subcommittee, the gentleman from ohio, the ranking member of that subcommittee, mr. latta. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized mr. latta: thank you, madam speaker. i thank the gentleman from louisiana, my good friend, the whip of the republican party
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here in the house. for yielding today. i rise today in support of h.r. 3919, the secure equipment act of 2021. which was introduced by representatives scalise and eshoo. this bill takes an important step to strengthen the security of our communications network from bad actors like huawei. the communist chinese party and their allies have been working for years to find ways to access american networks and enter our markets. our national security agencies agree that huawei and other untrusted vendors pose an unacceptable risk to our national security. today we are sending another strong signal that america will hold china accountable. last congress we passed the secure and trusted communications act into law which took a great first step to secure our networks by prohibiting federal funds be used to purchase untrusted equipment and services still allowing untrusted vendors to enter our market if purchased by private dollars.
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h.r. 3919 would strengthen international security and close this loophole from prohibiting the fcc from licensing any communications equipment by any entity on the communications wht was bought using public dollars. it is critical that we work to stay one step ahead of our adversaries. this bill will advance our security as 5g is employed across the country. i urge my colleagues to support this measure. i yield back the balance of my time. thank you very much. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from louisiana reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: i continue to reserve, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from -- louisiana is recognized. mr. scalise: thank you, madam speaker. i would be happy to yield one minute to my friend, also a member of the committee, from indiana, mr. pence. mr. pence: i thank the gentleman from louisiana. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pence: madam chair, rye -- rise today in support of
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security equipment act of 2021. hoosiers back home in my home state of indiana rely heavily on telecom companies to connected them -- connect them with the critical service they need, particularly health care through telehealth. when foreign adversaries, like communist china, try to prey upon these companies, they are, in turn, attempting to prey on hardworking americans like my constituents. that is why i'm proud today to join my colleagues in supporting this vital legislation that would ensure the federal government prevents any further chinese state-backed equipment from being used here in the united states. this bill is vital to our national security and i urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support it. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from louisiana reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: does the whip have any additional speakers? mr. scalise: the gentleman does
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not. we are prepared to close. mr. pallone: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized -- reserves. the gentleman from louisiana is recognized. mr. scalise: thank you, again, madam speaker. i would just again join along with my colleague, anna eshoo of california, in urging all members of the house to pass the secure equipment act and protect the privacy of data from americans as well as that sensitive information that flows across networks that is also held by the government. let's delist and not certify companies that have already been deemed by the fcc to be national security threats. i urge all my colleagues to support this bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: thank you, madam speaker. i would urge, again, bipartisan support. this is an important next step in our effort to try to secure our equipment and prevent
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foreign actors such as the chinese from interfering with our national security. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yield back. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 3919, as amended. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules -- for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> request a recorded vote, please. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are -- will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4032. the open ran outreach act, as
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amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 110, h.r. 4032, a bill to provide outreach and technical assistance to small providers regarding the benefits of open ran networks, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone, and the gentleman from ohio, mr. latta, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: 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 h.r. 4032. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pallone: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pallone: i rise in strong support of h.r. 4032, the open ran outreach act. open ran or open radio access network, technology is an emerging wireless network architecture that has the potential to drive 5g innovation
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forward. like any new technology, we still have much to learn about the possibilities, complexities, and challenges of open ran. this is especially true for smaller communications providers. this bill steps up to the challenge by providing small communications providers with the support they need to determine whether open ran is an appropriate network solution for them. under the bill, the assistant secretary of the national telecommunications and information administration, or ntia, will be required to engage in outreach and provide technical assistance to small communications providers concerning the uses, benefits, and challenges of open ran and other open network architectures. ntia will also inquire about the providers' participation in the supply chain innovation grant program which was established in the fiscal year 2021 national defense authorization act. i want to commend representative allred, owe hal ren, guthrie, and hudson for their bipartisan work on this bill.
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this is a good bill as it ensures our country's small communications providers have the necessary help to make informed decision abouts the need for new technology in their wireless networks. madam speaker, i therefore urge my colleagues to support the bill in a bipartisan manner. i look forward to its consideration. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. latta: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. latta: thank you, madam speaker. again i rise today in support of h.r. 403 2-rbg the open ran outreach act. which was introduced by representatives allred, guthrie, owe hal ren, and hudson. open ran technology will play an important role as communication networks evolve over the coming decade. while knows are limb -- limited to integrateis is thames. the deployment of open ran
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technology will encourage innovation, competition, and new entrance into the communications marketplace. by encouraging a robust market for open ran technology, the cost of trusted equipment is expected to increase over time. . as small and rural -- often rural providers upgrade to 5-g and replace untrusted huawei or z.t.e. equipment, we must keep in mind the difficulties these providers may have in taking advantage of some of the programs offered in washington. h.r. 4032 will require an ntia to conduct an outreach and technical assistance to these small rural providers to make sure they have information necessary if they choose to take advantage of open ran capabilities. i urge my colleagues to support this measure, and i reserve the balance of my time.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: madam speaker, i yield such time as he may consume to the gentleman from texas, congressman colin allred. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. allred: thank you, madam speaker. thank you, mr. chairman. our nation's future depends on protecting our wireless providers by chinese backed providers. this bill encourages the administration to provide outreach and technical assistance to small communications network providers regarding how to use open radio access networks, our open ran technologies, including those produced in my district in north texas. many use a closed or proprietary network meaning they need one manufacturer. this can place a burden on those. by reducing costs like using
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huawei. open ran will lead to a more diverse and competitive supply chain. my bill will make sure carriers will help secure our wireless networks. i encourage my colleagues to vote yes in support of this bill and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. latta: madam speaker, i yield the gentleman from kentucky two minutes. the gentleman is recognized. mr. guthrie: thank you, madam speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. i rise today in support of my bill, h.r. 4032, the open ran outreach act. untrusted telecommunication companies, such as the chinese communist party-backed huawei, are offered to -- able to offer low cost equipment due to the chinese government subsidizing them. due to congressional action, untrusted vendors can no longer provide telecommunications equipment in the u.s.
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in bills i supported such as secure and trusted communication networks act, and u.s.a. telecommunications act help remove untrusted equipment to secure our networks and promote competition. this bill further builds on our efforts to strengthen our supply chain and ensure untrusted equipment is kept out of the u.s. telecommunications networks. open ran net corks with -- networks can help increase competition. this technology is an open network infrastructure that can multiple components from multiple manufacturers. the open ran outreach act requires the national telecommunications and information administration to provide small and rural providers information on the opportunities and challenges of implementing open ran and compatible technology. if providers would like to use this technology, this will require the ntia to support the implementation of open ran
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technologies. promoting a more competitive market of trusted alternative vendors to provide 5-g equipment remains an important part -- important component in the strategy to protect u.s. networks. i want to thank representatives allred, hudson, and o'halleran for working with me on this legislation, and i encourage my colleagues to support this bill. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio yields. reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: i have no additional speakers and i am prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. latta: well, thank you, madam speaker. i know that when we had the hearing on open ran in committee and heard the testimony that day and how we can expand our networks across the country, it is absolutely essential. as we know, as we go into different types of technologies, we are going to need as much as we possibly can. so this bill will help. i appreciate the sponsors for bringing it before us today, and i urge support of the legislation. i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio yields. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: i thank you, madam speaker. i would yield -- i would ask that members support this bill that helps our small communications providers, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 4032, as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative -- >> madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> request a recorded vote, please. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4067, the
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communications security advisory act of 2021, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 105, h.r. 4067, a bill to direct the federal communications commission to establish a council to make recommendations on ways to increase the security, reliability, and interoperability of communications networks, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone, and the gentleman from ohio, mr. latta, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: 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 h.r. 4067. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pallone: and madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pallone: i rise in support of h.r. 4067, the communications
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security, reliability, and interoperability council act. as we've seen throughout the covid-19 pandemic, our nation's communications networks play an important role in our daily lives. indeed, these networks have helped us remain connected when we are not able to see family and friends in person. it's vital we continue to do all we can to protect this critical infrastructure and ensure it is reliable and available to all americans. the federal communications commission's communications security, reliability, and interoperability council, or sisric is made up of government leaders at the federal, state, and local levels and also includes leaders from industry and it provides the partly cloudy f.c.c. on best practices and actions the agency can take to make sure that our communication is available.
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this has been available since 2009 and was recently recharted by acting f.c.c. chairwoman rosenworcel for another four years. they have operated in a collaborative manner with representatives from private industry, government, and our key stakeholders. this year the council will be co-chaired by the cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency and will include greater participation from the public interest community. we should not allow it to -- under this bill, the f.c.c. would be require to establish a permanent council to advise the agency on the security, reliability, and interoperability of communications networks within 90 days. the council would include representatives from trusted communication companies, public interest organizations, academic
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institutions, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments for a term of two years. the bill also requires the council and its working groups to submit reports, offering their recommendations to the chair of the f.c.c. every two years. in turn, the f.c.c. must make these reports publicly available on its website. i want to thank representatives schrader and slotkin for their leadership on this bill as well as representative walberg for working with us to move this bill through the energy and commerce committee. this bill is an important step in protecting our communications networks from bad actors and foreign adversaries. and madam speaker, i urge my colleagues to support this measure. i look forward to its consideration in the senate, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. latta: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. latta: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today in support of h.r. 4067, the communications
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security advisory act of 2021, which was introduced by representatives walberg, slotkin and schrader. this preserves and strengthens the f.c.c.'s ex-u.s.s -- exists communications security, reliability, and interoperability council, csric, which collaborates between the private sector and the federal communications commission. csric maintains an important role to ensure our emergency alerting system and 911 systems remain reliable in terms of emergencies. csric has adopted voluntary recommendations to improve wireless security. this focuses on how best to plan for and address vulnerabilities in 5-g networks. together, technical experts from across different parts of the communications industry leverage their decades of experience to help advance continued u.s. technological leadership and sound policymaking. csric's support of these important f.c.c. missions will
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only become more important as we deploy 5-g, next generation television and other technologies. i ask my colleagues to support this measure, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: madam speaker, i'll continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. latta: madam speaker, i yield my good friend, the gentleman from michigan, mr. walberg, two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. walberg: thank you, madam speaker. and i thank my friend from ohio. i rise today in strong support of h.r. 4067, the communications security, reliability, and interoperability council act. and i'd like to thank my colleagues, representatives slotkin and schrader, for joining me in leading on this important legislation. though we don't agree on every issue, i'm proud of our bipartisan record when it comes to securing our nation's communications networks and maintaining our leadership in
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next generation wireless technology. h.r. 4067 codifies an existing f.c.c. counciled a -- advisory council, the communications security, reliability, and interoperability council, better known as csric. first established in 1992 under its previous name as the network reliability council, csric makes key recommendations to the f.c.c. on a range of public safety and national security issues. everything from deploying next generation 911 systems to emergency alerting during storms and disasters to addressing threats from foreign adversaries. at a legislative hearing earlier this year, we heard from cybersecurity experts who said that csric is one of, and i quote, the crown jewels of our government, and there would be tremendous long-term value in backing it up statutorily while
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retaining its flexibility to tack tackle the new challenges of the day. a new panel spoke to how other countries around the world look to this body to implement best communications and security practices. he said, and i agree with him, that csric is one of the unique platforms which enables the u.s. to lead the rest of the world in 5-g, 6-g and beyond. as the world becomes increasingly digital and our xhien indications systems -- communications systems advance toward open space, open source software platforms, cyberattacks and threats are only going to increase. we have to be prepared as a nation to meet this moment and csric helps us do that. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 4067, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: does the gentleman from ohio have additional
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speakers? mr. latta: that was our last speaker and ready to close. mr. pallone: we're ready to close. mr. latta: thank you, mr. chairman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. latta: well, thank you, madam speaker. i think what we are seeing today, we have a theme, especially coming from the energy and commerce committee, from the communications technology subcommittee that we're talking about security, reliability, and interoperability of our systems out there and the importance of it. as we look back over the last year and a half where we have been if we didn't have the systems that we had to make sure as we went through covid for everything from telehealth to education to manufacturing to business and people just communicating back and forth with one another, but we have to make sure these systems are secure. this legislation will help that, and i urge support of the house on the legislation. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio reserves -- yields back. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized.
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mr. pallone: madam speaker, again, i would ask members to support this bill, again, another step in helping us with our communications security as well as reliability. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 4067, as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. . in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative -- for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> to request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4028, the information and communication technology
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strategy act, as amended. stoip the clerk will report the title of the bush administration. the clerk: union calendar number 107, h.r. 4028, a bill to require the secretary of commerce to report on and develop a whole of government stream with respect to the economic competitiveness of the information and communication technology supply chain, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: suspend the rules, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone, and the gentleman from ohio, mr0 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: 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 h.r. 4028. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pallone: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pallone: i rise in support of h.r. 4028, the information and communication technology strategy act. this bill will help ensure the
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united states remains a global economic power by providing congress with valuable insets on the information and communications technology supply chain and strategic road map for the entire federal government to strengthen the competitiveness of trusted information and communication technology vendors. the bill accomplishes these important objectives by requiring the secretary of commerce to report to congress on the technology most critical to ensuring the continued economic success of the united states. it is also supposed to examine the ability and capacity of american manufacturers and other trusted vendors to produce this technology. the report will be completed through the department's national telecommunications and information administration. it will also identify how many of our country's communication providers depend upon untrusted vendors of this technology. and then it will outline actions the federal government can take to increase the support of trusted vendors and eliminate
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the support of untrusted vendors. finally, the legislation calls for the secretary of commerce to develop a whole of government strategy along with recommendations based on the report. this strategy is meant to enhance the economic growth of trusted information and communications technology vendors, both in the united states and abroad. madam speaker, the bill requires that the secretary of commerce consult with a wide variety of trusted information and communication technology vendors. it also requires the secretary to consult with the heads of several government agencies, including the secretary of state, secretary of homeland security, the attorney general, the director of national intelligence, and the chair of the s.e.c. fcc. by enhassing the global supply chain for trusted information and communication technology vendors, this bill will help strengthen the american economy and protect our country from nontrusted parties seeking to disrupt america's competitiveness in the information and communications
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technology industry. i want to commend representative spanberger, mcnerney, long and carter for their bipartisan efforts on this legislation. i hope we can come together to move the bill forward. i urge my colleagues to support the bill. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. latta: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman virginia tech mr. latta: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today in support of h.r. 4028, the information and communication technology strategy act. which was introduced by representative long, carter, spanberger, and mcnerney. for decades u.s. companies and their trusted partners have been at the forefront of wireless technology innovation. we led the world in developing 4g and we are in the process of deploying and refining 5g technology. while this work continues, we must ensure supply chain security is at the forefront. china and other adversaries have
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made a concerted effort to dominate critical cal components to the communication supply chain. we have seen how bad actors like china are trying to feed their equipment across the globe creating technological tendencies and steel sensitive data to advance their interests. this bill, h.r. 4028, would direct the national telecommunications information add energies, ntia torques study the economic competitiveness of the trusted information and communication technology vendors. ntia would be charged with leading a whole of government strategy to ensure the economic competitiveness of trusted vendors and prevent us from being dependent on companies controlled by the chinese communist party. only with a comprehensive understanding of the problems we face along with the strategy to address these problems will we be able to secure our networks and ensure continued u.s. leadership. i urge my colleagues to support this measure. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is
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recognized. mr. pallone: i continue to reserve, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. latta: madam speaker, at this time i yield to the co-sponsor of the legislation -- sponsor of the legislation, mr. long from missouri, two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. long: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today 234 strong support of -- in strong support of h.r. 4028, the information communication technology strategy act. currently far too many u.s.-based information and communication vendors rely on technology from foreign sources. the information communication technology strategy act will require the department of commerce to assess the dependence of foreign information and communications vendors on foreign technologies and create a whole of government strategy that will bolster the economic competitiveness of u.s. information communication vendors and reduce the reliance on foreign resources. with all the supply chain disruptions we have seen this past year, it's important to
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know how our domestic production of this crucial equipment can be strengthened into the future. if passed, this piece of legislation brings us one step closer to making sure our nation's information technology supply chains are secure and free from dependence on foreign countries such as china. we need to continue to work in a bipartisan manner to ensure that the whole of government strategy that is created through this legislation is properly implemented. i look forward to working with my colleagues in the senate and to ensure this legislation becomes law. thank you to all my friends across the aisle for helping us get to this point. i look forward to getting this bill across the finish line. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio yields. reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pa clone: continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized mr. latta: at this time i yield two minutes to my good friend, the gentleman from georgia, mr. carter. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman is recognized. mr. carter: i thank the gentleman for yielding. madam speaker, i rise today in strong support of h.r. 4028. this is legislation that i was proud to originally co-sponsor with my good friend, the gentleman from missouri, mr. long. madam speaker, my colleagues on this side of the aisle are leading to secure our communications technology and supply chains with proposals like this, which would create a whole of government strategy. we need to make sure information technology supply chains are secure and we need to know how dependent u.s. information and communications technology companies are on foreign countries like china. to accomplish this goal, we must secure our communications supply chain by enhancing communication between the government and private sector on cybersecurity literacy and educating the public on cyber hygiene practices. we know that investment in innovation and preparation for the security challenges of tomorrow's technologies are
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critical. our nation has, unfortunately, seen firsthand the disruption caused by attacks on american supply chains, critical infrastructure, and government computer systems in recent years. that's why h.r. 4028 is so important. this legislation would direct the national telecommunications and information administration to not just conduct a study but would require it to come up with a real solution to securing this critical supply chain. this legislation would not only identify the risk but also develop a strategy to secure supply chains for information and communication technology. we must take our communication and technology supply chain seriously. this legislation would do just that. i urge swift passage of h.r. 4028. and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: gentleman prepared to close? mr. lat a -- mr. latta: i am.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. latta: as we heard from our speakers today it's essential the united states leads when we are talking about telecommunication services and the supply chain is absolutely essential for national security. and i urge mass passage of legislation -- urge passage of the legislation from the house. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yield back. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: thank you, madam speaker. again this is part of our effort to enhance economic growth with regard to trusted communications vendors, both here and abroad. i would urge my colleagues to support the bill. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey yields. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 4028 as amended. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. for what purpose does the -- in
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the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative -- for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition. >> thank you, madam speaker. to request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until approximately 6:30 p.m. today >> today, bills on opioid abuse grant programs and the national stockpile of medical supplies. members return at 6:30 p.m. eastern for votes. watch live coverage of the house here on c-span. >> c-span is your unfiltered view of government. we're funded by these television
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