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english language and unfairly maligned my colleagues who are actually moderate. moderates and progressives are united to pass president biden's agenda. anyone trying to obstruct that agenda is at best behaving like a republican says mondaire jones. >> we're leaving the "washington journal" program to fulfill our more than 40-year commitment to live coverage of the congress. the house is now returning for votes. l, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1029 on which the yeas and nays are ordered the clerk will report the title. the clerk: union calendar number 79, h.r. 1029. and veterans, special events and war memorials on land administered by the park service in the district of columbia and for other purposes.
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the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. cartwright, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. cartwright will vote yes on h.r. 1029. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek to be recognized. mr. beyer: as the member designated by ms. moore, i inform the house that ms. moore will vote yes. as the member designated by
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ms. barra gone, will vote yes. sphegtd mr. desaulnier, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. desaulnier will vote yes on h. res. 1029.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative mcmorris rodgers, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that representative mrs. mcmorrisrodgers will vote yes on h.r. 1029.
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teufplt flop the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by congresswoman grace meng, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that congresswoman meng will vote yes on h.r. 1029.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by congress member napolitano, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that congress member napolitano will vote yes on h.r. 1029.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. castor of illinois, pursuant to house res. 8, i inform the house that mr. casten will vote
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no on h.r. 1029. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mike thompson of california, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mr. thompson will vote yes on h.r. 1029. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. lawson of florida, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes on h.r. 1029. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from new jersey seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. moulton, i inform the house that mr. moulton will vote yes on h.r. 1029. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. wasserman schultz, i inform the house that ms. wasserman schultz will vote yes on h.r. 1029.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. wilson, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on h.r. 1029.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? mr. stanton: as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yes on h.r. 1029.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. keating, i inform the house that mr. keating will vote yes on h.r. 1029. as the member designated by mr. cooper, i inform the house that mr. cooper will vote yes on h.r. 1029.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. ryan of ohio, i inform the house that mr. ryan will vote yes on h.r. 1029. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. sylvia garcia, i inform the house that ms. garcia will vote no on h.r. 1029. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. defazio of oregon, i inform the house that mr. defazio will vote yes on h.r. 1029.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by desjarlais of tennessee, i inform the house that mr. desjarlais will vote yea on h.r. 1029. mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. rogers of kentucky, i inform the house that mr. rogers will vote yea on h.r. 1029. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. jim costa of california, i inform the house that mr. costa will vote yea on h.r. 1029.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon, from the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote yes on h.r. 1029. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek
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recognition? mr. pallone: as the member designated by mr. albio sires, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on h.r. 1029. as the member designated by mr. donald payne, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on h.r. 1029. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. rush, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on h.r. 1029.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. porter, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote yes on h.r. 1029.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative ocasio-cortez, i inform the house that representative ocasio-cortez will vote yes on h.r. 1029.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from georgia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. jody hies of georgia -- hice of georgia, of this inform mr. hice will vote yes on h.r. 1029. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. connolly: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. kind of wisconsin, i inform the house that mr. kind of wisconsin will vote aye on h.r. 1029.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 418, the noes are 3. 2/3 being --
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the ayes are 421, the
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noes are 3. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the speaker: the house will be in order. the chair asks all members in the chamber -- the chair asks all members in the chamber as well as members and staff throughout the capitol to rise for a moment of silence in remembrance of the more than 700,000 americans who have passed away from covid-19 virus.
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the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from mississippi, mr. thompson, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4089, as amended, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title.
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the clerk: union calendar number 84, h.r. 4089, a bill to direct the secretary of homeland security to develop and disseminate best practices for rental companies and dealers to support suspicious behavior of a rental to prevent acts of terrorism using a motor veeshg and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cartwright, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. cartwright will vote yea on h.r. 4089.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. kildee: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. ryan of ohio, i inform the house that mr. ryan will vote yes on h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. moulton, i inform the house that mr. moulton will vote yes on h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? mr. stanton: as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, i inform the house that mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yes on h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek
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recognition? ms. escobar: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. sylvia garcia, i inform the house that ms. garcia will vote yes on h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. brown: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. defazio of oregon, i inform the house that mr. defazio will vote yes on h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. evans: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson of florida, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes on h.r. 4089. mr. fleischmann: i inform the house that mr. rogers will vote yes on h.r. 4089.
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mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. albio sires, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on h.r. 4089. and as the member designated by mr. donald payne, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by representative mcmorris rodgers, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that representative mcmorris rodgers will vote yes on h.r. 4089. mr. joyce: thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. casten of illinois, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. casten will vote yes on h.r. 40889. -- h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from georgia seek recognition? mrs. greene: as the member designated by mr. jody hice from
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georgia, i inform the house that mr. hice will vote no on h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. thompson of california, i inform the house that mr. thompson will vote yes on h.r. 4089.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? mrs. hayes: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. wilson, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on h.r. 4089.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. costa, i inform the house that mr. costa will vote yes on h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: as the member designated by ms. porter, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote yes on h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon from the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote yes on h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: and for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. connolly: mr. speaker, as
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the member designated by mr. kind of wisconsin, i inform the house that mr. kind of wisconsin will vote aye on h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. underwood: as the member designated by mr. rush, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does my friend from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: the distinguished speaker, as the member designated by congresswoman grace meng, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that congresswoman meng will vote yea on h.r. 4089.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition?
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mr. beyer: as the member designated by ms. moore, i inform the house that ms. moore will vote yes on h.r. 4089. as the member designated by ms. barragan, i inform the house that ms. barragan will vote yes on h.r. 4089. as the member designated by mr. desaulnier, i inform the house that mr. desaulnier will vote yes on h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from massachusetts seek recognition? ms. pressley: as the member designated by representative ocasio-cortez, i inform the house that representative ocasio-cortez will vote no on h.r.89. -- h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, as the member designated by congress member napolitano, i inform the house that congress member napolitano will vote yes on h.r. 4089.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. wasserman schultz, i inform the house that ms. wasserman schultz will vote yes on h.r. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: and for what purpose does the gentlewoman from massachusetts seek recognition? ms. clark: as the member designated by mr. cooper, i inform the house that mr. cooper will vote yes on h.r. 4089. as the member designated by mr. keating, i inform the house that mr. keating will vote yes on h.r. 4089.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 379, the nays are 51. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4369 as amended on which the yeas and nays are ordered.
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the clerk will report the title. the clerk: union calendar number 111, h.r. 4369, a bill to amend the 21st century cures act to provide for designation of institutions of higher education that provide research, data and leadership from continuous manufacturing as national centers of excellence and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended? members will record their votes by electronic device [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] already. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition?
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mr. connolly: as the member designated by mr. kind of wisconsin, i inform the house that mr. kind will vote aye on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. sylvia garcia, i inform the house that ms. garcia will vote yes on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by representative mcmorris rodgers, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that representative mcmorris rodgers will vote yes on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. porter, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote yes on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from georgia seek recognition? mrs. greene: as the member designated by mr. jody hice of georgia, i inform the house that mr. hice will vote no on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, i inform the house that mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yes on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. kasten of illinois, i inform the house that mr. kasten will vote yes on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member
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designated by mr. fallon of the -- fallin of the great stieft texas, i inform the house that mr. fallin will vote yes on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. rush, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. rogers of kentucky, i inform the house that mr. rogers will vote yea on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. desaulnier, i inform the house that mr. desaulnier will vote yes on h.r. 4369. as the member designated by ms. moore, i inform the house that ms. moore will vote yes on h.r. 4369.
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as the member designated by ms. barragan, i inform the house that ms. bare gab will vote yes on h.r. 4369. as the member designated by mr. trone, i inform the house that mr. trone will vote yes on h.r. 4369.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. keating, i inform the house that mr. keating will vote yes on h.r. 5369. as the member designated by mr. cooper, i inform the house that mr. cooper will vote yes on h.r. 4369.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. cartwright, i inform the house that mr. cartwright will vote yea on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. defazio of oregon, i inform the house that mr. defazio will vote yes on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. ryan of ohio, i inform the house that mr. ryan will vote yes on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> as the member designated by
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mr. moulton, i inform the house that mr. moulton will vote yes on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson of florida, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. costa of california, i inform the house that mr. costa will vote yea on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from connecticut seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. wilson, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on h.r. 4369.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. wasserman schultz, i inform the house that ms. wasserman schultz will vote yes on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> as the member designated by congress member grace meng, i inform the house that congresswoman meng will vote yea on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: as the member designated by mr. albio sires, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on h.r. 4369. as the member designated by
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mr. donald payne, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. thompson of california, i inform the house that mr. thompson will vote aye on h.r. 4 # 69. -- 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative ocasio-cortez, she will vote aye on h.r. 4369. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by congress member napolitano, i inform the house that congress member napolitano will vote yes on h.r. 4369.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 368. the nays are 56. 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. and without objection, the title is amended. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order.
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the chair will now entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. kildee: thank you, madam speaker. last week i lost my and the people of my state and this country lost a leader, congressman -- former congressman dale kildee. our hearts go out to my aunt, gale, to my cousins, david, paul, and laura, who are experiencing the kind of loss that i and so many of us know far too well. he served here for 36 years. and he believed that this place,
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this congress, and our government could be a force for good. during that time, he had many, many legislative accomplishments around education, the environment, things that he cared deeply about. but i think perhaps his greatest contribution was the fact that he served here so long and left with so many friends because he served here with dignity, with kindness to everyone, with respect for everyone, regardless of their position or their point of view. i hope we can remember him for that, and i hope we all take note of that. it's an important message, especially now. he believed that the role of government was to preserve, to protect, to defend, and to enhance human dignity. and his life's a testament to that promise. so i'd ask all presence to join us in a moment of silence for my
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dale. -- for my uncle dale. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i request permission to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to honor the life and legacy of dr. daniel
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joseph benishek, or as he was better known to those of us in michigan, dr. dan. on saturday, october 15, after a lifetime of service to the first district and the state of michigan, dr. dan passed away. through his dedication to his patients and constituents, dr. dan changed the lives of countless michiganders and was an indispensable part of our entire community. mr. bergman: for his decades of service as a doctor, to his six years fighting for the first district in congress, he embodied servant leadership and was an ally to all our veterans and all who were blessed to call michigan's first district home. dr. dan's passing is a significant loss to our state. those of us who call michigan
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home have each benefited from his life and service and are grateful for the impacts he made. he did make a difference. he loved the outdoors like no one you would believe, and he loved to tell the stories of how his cabin was completely off the grid and he ate what he caught or hunted. he was a man truly of the upper peninsula. we all send our deepest condolences to his dear wife, judy, and the entire benishek family and all of team benishek. please join me in a moment of silence to honor the memory of congressman dr. dan benishek.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker. i hereby remove myself as a co-sponsor from house congressional resolution 33. the speaker pro tempore: the removal is accepted. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks.
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the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, our sacred right to vote is in jeopardy, led by the divisive voice of a twice impeached failed former president, 17 states across this nation have enacted 28 laws to make it harder for americans to vote. tomorrow, the senate has the opportunity to pass the freedom to vote act. the pandemic has shown us we can adapt and modernize our elections to reflect the 21st century and our electorate through same-day registration, making transparency on dark money and more. ms. dean: legislators must be the voice of the people and give voice to the people and our voices are strongest at the ballot box. that is why we must do all we can to ensure equal access to all americans. i urge the senators to vote yes on the freedom to vote act.
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our republic can't afford anything less. we are voted for by the people and for the people and we must protect the right to vote for the people. thank you, madam speaker. i yield the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. carter: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. carter: madam speaker, i rise today to recognize mr. jacob davis jr. of pierce county, georgia, for his 100th birthday on october 6. a lifelong resident of georgia's first congressional district, jacob has devoted his life to his community and his country. he was drafted into the united states navy in 1943 and stationed in great lakes, illinois. he served as a fireman on an aircraft carrier that performed test flights for the military. after being discharged from the military in december of 1945, jacob returned to his family farm and married the love of his
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life, jenny henderson. over his lifetime of farming, he's accumulated over 1,000 acres of farmland. to this day he continues his work on his pecan orchard. if the sun is shining, jacob can be found to be working. jacob was and continues to be a devoted and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather. i'm proud to recognize jacob's 100th birthday and his dedication to georgia's first congressional district. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> madam chairwoman, i request one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. . >> i rise today to honor tarrant county sheriff bill wayburn and his deputies. earlier this week they announced operation buyer beware which
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focused on demand driving human trafficking. together, fort worth police, arlington police, tarrant county sheriff's department and federal agents arrested 100 men, many repeat offenders. those arrested were attempting to solicit sex from minors. with this operation the tarrant county sheriff sent a clear signal to offenders in the community that the safety and well being of our children is paramount and acts of harm and violence won't be tolerate. the sheriff's department stepped up to make use of recent changes to state law to increase jail time for solicitation. we applaud our law enforcement and those dedicated to keeping texas safe. thank you for executing this operation and making strides to protect our community. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i rise to speak for one minute, please.
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the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. kaptur: i rise this evening call attention to the needs of our great lakes region, including communities i represent like lorain, ohio, which my colleagues on the select committee on economic dispaiferty and fairness and growth visited yesterday afternoon. on a bipartisan basis. during the hearing we heard from union member, the business community, community leaders and local officials about how decades of underinvestment and outsource having devastated our region. 10,000 steel jobs, gone. just in that industry. as we advance our build back better agenda, it is vital we deliver robust resources and support to these communities, ones that too often have been left behind. these historic investments in infrastructure and good-paying jobs must reach every corner of our nation especially those where middle class workers and their families have been denied full participation in the american dream. let's make sure that these
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communities and those in the great lakes receive their fair share and are set upon a path for a more prosperous tomorrow. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i rise today to honor the life of staff sergeant paul lincoln only sted who passed -- omstead who passed away october 21, 2021. lincoln embodied the green beret motto, to free the oppress hesmed served as a special forces engineer in the utah national guard's 19th special forces group. the leet group of operators serves as the tip of the spear of the greatest fighting force the world has ever known. just five years into his service, sergeant omstead had% a green beret and special forces sniper. he'll always be known as a disciplined professional with a steadfast commitment to the
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mission at hand. we owe him our deepest gratitude. he will be remembered as a loving husband to his wife and as i a dedicated father to his son and daughter. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january 4, 2021, the gentleman from oklahoma, mr. hern, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. hern: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and submit extraneous materials. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hern: thank you, madam speaker. tonight we're going to hear the truth about a truly bad deal. biden's failed leadership has created an america where grocery shelves are empty, gas stations are running out of gas and crime is skyrocketing. our schools are failing. and our boarders are wide open. so that our cartels can have complete control of what's going on at our southern border.
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this isn't the america any of us want. whether we succeed or fail, we do it as one. republican or democrat, our future is the same. that's why it's so important to point out the truth of what's in this reconciliation package. the biden administration has ignored crisis after crisis after crisis. putting all their eggs into this build back broke basket. so how come no one actually knows what's in it? we spent over 40 hours in ways and means marking up the build back broke plan last month and several other committees did the same. but we already know that the policies have changed since then. democrats are adding radical, unnecessary provisions while the american people aren't looking. for example, they're trying to make the i.r.s. spy on american
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fam lice bank accounts. that's right. they want banks to give information to the i.r.s. on any transaction over $600. this is a giant step toward living in a surveillance state. my constituents are horrified at what's happened to our country in just nine months of democrat control. they're worried that the freedoms we have held dear for the last 245 years will be stripped away right before their eyes. tonight, we will hear from my colleagues about the dangerous provisions included in the build back broke plan. the honest truth about what our democrat colleagues are trying to hide from the american people. i'd first like to recognize my dear friend, the freshman from tennessee's first district, fellow businessperson, person that i co-authored an op-ed yesterday about our failing supply chain, my dear friend
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diana harsh barger. mrs. harshbarger: thank you, kevin. so the microphone on? thank you, kevin. thank you, madam speaker. i rise today to condemn the reckless and irresponsible proposed spend big the radical left. this reconciliation bill is nothing more than a socialist wish list. it dissent -- dissentivizes people from -- disincentivizes people from working. and they insist it wol cost nothing, if you believe that, i've got some ocean front property to sell you in east tennessee where i come from. this deficit spending is the wrong prescription for our country. they should have calledded it build back broke. it will raisin flaition, inflation is taxation. making everyday necessities even more expensive than they've already become under the biden
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economy. that is if you can even get the items you need due to the supply chain disruptions. and it will fail to incentivize americans to get back to work. what we need to focus on are real ways to restart our economy not on increasing debt and government reliance. i urge my colleagues in joining me in opposing this out of control spending. our country's future depend on it and the future of east tennessee depends on it. i yield back. mr. hern: thank you. i'd like to yield two minutes to my dear friend from pennsylvania, mr. john joyce, a fellow classmate. mr. joyce: i'd like to thank the gentleman for hosting this special order this evening. the reconciliation package my colleagues are pushing for may play well to focus groups in liberal cities, but in pennsylvania, the energy policies being introduced in this legislation would be a
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death sentence for the thousands of family-sustaining jobs. it is clear that this administration is openly hostile to the energy industry's -- energy industries that are critical in our state and provide base load power that our nation relies on. at a time when gas price just reached a seven-year high, this legislation would create new taxes on the oil and natural gas industries. these regressive taxes would directly harm our middle class citizens. they would harm the rural americans who have to drive further distances and take longer commutes in order to get to work. this administration claims these taxes would pay to support working families. that is false. in reality, these taxes would pay to enact radical policies like creating green work force tax credits that cost over $10 billion. these taxes would pay to give
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kickbacks to liberal companies that promote false solutions offered by the green new deal energy agenda. let's be clear. these taxes do not benefit the american people. this administration is willing to raise taxes on working americans for the sake of their socialist energy policies. this is not responsible government. it is not a government that is working to improve the quality of life for all citizens. it is disappointing to see the administration lying about what this legislation does. this bill would bankrupt our energy producers and send prices soaring even higher. this legislation would not help to build our economy. it would not help to build our work force. and it would not protect the american energy consumers. the truth is simple. we cannot afford this legislation. we must vote against it. i thank the gentleman from
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oklahoma for organizing this special order and i yield back. mr. hern: i thank the gentleman from pennsylvania. i would like to yield two minutes to the congressman from florida's 19th district, a new freshman, not shy about getting out there and getting his feet wet and getting after it here. appreciate that and my colleague byron donldz. -- donldz -- donalds. mr. donalds: it's important that we're here this evening because the president of the united states and the majority party has never actually talked about what's in this bill. they expect to throw out their catch phrase build back better. they like to talk about how they're going to be helping the children and helping our economy transform. what they never talk about is what they're actually going to do. what the american people don't know, madam speaker is that in this build is a $1.3 billion provision to give newspapers $12,500 per employee for local
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newspapers all across the united states. i don't know about you but i don't know how ha helps anybody build back better when we're giving tax dollars to newspapers in this bill it gives $42 billion in tax credits to the rich to buy electric cars. the reason why there are tax credit -- they're tax credits for the rich is because working class fam lirks middle class families done have the income to buy electrical car, only the wealthy buy them but that's in this bill. the administration wants to give the i.r.s. access to your checking accounts. this is outrageous. this completely eliminate deuce process. it makes every american guilty until proven innocent and the white house wants this provision in the bill because they can't tax the american people enough to pay for all their radical spending so they have to go find every piece of change in the couch cushions. you know, the only time in american history we unleashed the i.r.s. on checking accounts, and on bank accounts, is when we
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allow for currency transaction reports to track drug cartels and businesses breaking the law for laundering money in the united states because of drugs and terrorism. that is what we unleashed a currency transaction reports on transactions in the united states. it's never been done in any other time but joe biden wans to do it to every american. make no mistake, america. it is to every american. in this bill, it raises taxes. radically. in our corporate sector. makes us the highest corporate income tax country in the world. higher than china. china, the country that's our economic rival. it makes us les competitive. that's supposed to help us build back bet her let's talk about spending. in this very bill one of the key proponents that joe biden and the democrats want is to expand and continue the child tax credit which pays $300 per child. what they'll never tell you is there is no provision in the bill to actually track based
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upon social security numbers to make sure if you're going to give a benefit, which we should not give that anybody in the united states can get it. i stress anybody in the united states. because by the end of this year there'll be easily 2.3 to 2.5 million people who have crossed our borders illegally. this bill is a catastrophe. this bill spends far more money than we possibly have. it will create more, and i stress, more inflation in our society, which is already crippling poor people. it is already crippling working families. it is not going to help our country. back in february, when we told the administration do not extend federal unemployment benefits because it was going to pay people to stay home, joe biden said no it won't. everything will be a-ok. look at our economy today. everything is not ok. everything is screud. and if we -- screwed. and if we listen to joe biden, somebody who frankly has never been right, who has never had a
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job, one day in his life, about what it's going to take to actually allow our economy to thrive and prosper, our country is going to see its last great days. madam speaker, the reason why you guys can't get the votes is because even democrats in your own party realize how destructive this will be to the small business owners in their districts, how destructive this will be to the economic vitality of the people in their districts. you can't get the votes. it's time to stand down. this bill is a disaster. and i yield back. mr. hern: i'd like to thank the gentleman from florida. i'd like to recognize my dear friend from the food, fuel, and fiber district of west texas, texas 19 district, mr. jodey arrington. mr. arrington: i thank the gentleman from oklahoma. he almost got there. the food, fuel, and fiber capital of the world in west, texas, but we're proud to be partners with our friends in
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oklahoma who produce a little oil and gas and a little food and fiber themselves. but the gentleman from florida is exactly right. i don't think that there's enough democrats to support this gargantuan tax and spend bill on the american people because it would be their political death warrant, quite frankly. because they represent people, working families who will no doubt feel the burden, even the most lab rale tax policy experts say that the corporate taxes in large part will be borne by working families with lower wages and higher cost of goods and lower benefits. that's what taxing american job creators will do as well as run those jobs right back overseas where we brought millions back when we cut taxes. we will ruin america's competitive position and we will
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no doubt be in a far worse situation than we are today with runaway inflation, with labor locked out by foolish policies to pay people more to be on unemployment than to be at work. this is the largest tax bill, the largest spending bill, the largest expansion of government, the largest redistribution of wealth in the history of the united states of america. in the history. and part of this bill -- and it's hard to know where to end and begin because the democrats had a shock and awe strategy where it's hard to impact all of the disastrous provisions, but they expand the welfare system in this country and trap millions more people on government dependency. and they will trap generations in a cycle of poverty because of
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new cash entitlements without any regard for personal responsibility or work requirements. the refundable child tax credit is exhibit a. it's half a trillion dollars in its current temporary form, but i guarantee you, if it goes into place in any form, it will be made permanent and it's over $1 trillion and people will be paid cash per child with no regard for their ability to work, their responsibility to look for a job, work-capable people with no responsibility. this will also enact the green new economic disaster. this is a climate alarmist, utopian fantasy that will break the bank of our american coffers. it will ruin our economic
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prospects of recovery. it will certainly undermine if not flat out destroy america's energy independence and give the keys to china in terms of the future global economic leadership. but what's not disgust enough, because democrats claim in their rhetoric that this is a tax on the rich. this is a tax on corporations. well, first of all, the facts are, out of the $1.7 -- 1.7 organizations, job creators, organized as c-corps, 1.4 million are small businesses. small businesses in their proposal would be death by a thousand tax increases and mandates and regulations. marginal tax increases, deduction or a cut in the small business deduction. you have obama surtaxes. in 41 states, madam speaker,
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small businesses, under this proposal, will pay more than 50% of their income to the government. on top of that, they have expanded powers for regulators like osha to increase their penalties, upwards of 500%. increase the fair labor standards act, penalties by 500%. empower regulators to fine them $700,000 for not enacting, implementing the biden vaccine mandate. so my friend from oklahoma, this is riddled with horrible provisions. and to suggest that small businesses get a pass is more than disingenuous. again, in addition to the tax increases, they've got mandates on government-approved retirement plans. they will be forced to unionize their workforce.
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taxpayers will subsidize union dues. unions will be able to funnel billions of dollars to democrat organizations. so in addition to this -- the progressive wish list part 2 after, quote-unquote, covid relief, in addition to amnesty and citizenship for people who came into this country illegally, they've got a whole list of goodies for their union buddies and bosses, not the least of which is americans get a higher tax break if they buy their electric bicycles and electric vehicles from unionized corporations. so this is a parade of horrible policies. it is an economic disaster. and as we unpack it, i hope and pray that the american people and our colleagues on the democrat side of the aisle will do the right thing for our
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country and keep america in that pole position for future prosperity. thank you and i yield back. mr. hern: i'd like to thank the gentleman from the food, fuel, and fiber capital of the world. appreciate it very much. now i'd like to yield two minutes to the congressman from tennessee's second district, also spent time in a tennessee state house, the tennessee state senate, and the mayor of knox county, my dear friend who i served on the small business committee and a fighter for real america, tim burchett. mr. burchett: thank you, chairman hern, for that wonderful and accurate introduction. i thank you for being my friend. madam speaker, joe biden, nancy pelosi, and the far-left democrats are playing the american people for fools. they're claiming their insane multitrillion-dollar agenda will cost nothing.
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nothing. our constituents are not stupid, madam speaker. they know nothing washington puts out is free. and they know that the daggum democrats want to tax them for their scheme. the congressional budget office said the democrats are lying about the cost of biden's agenda. the health care provisions alone, alone would increase the federal deficit by half a trillion dollars. let me repeat that. half a trillion dollars. it doesn't matter if the health care spending in this bill occurs over one year ow or over -- year or over 10ers into. we should never -- 10 years. we should never blow up the deficit, madam speaker. the health care policies would force millions of americans into a one-size-fits-all government health care program. forget about keeping your employer-sponsored plan or personalized care. under progressive care, as we like to call it in my office, americans will get to rely on the slow-moving federal bureaucracy for meeting their health care needs.
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democrats have fought amongst each other for months over this big government boondoggle, madam speaker. the american public now knows what the democrat-controlled congress has been up to while our economy has tanked. instead of trying to jam through trillions of dollars on the backs of taxpayers, they should to do something. the ports don't have enough staff, creating a broken supply chain. i saw today in fact florida is in the market for that prestigious market. some retail shelves have set empty for weeks. things have gotten so bad there there is talks that some goods will not be available for the holiday season. lacking supplies of certain goods have made the inflation crisis president biden started even worse. skyrocketing prices are a direct result of the blue state stimulus package democrats passed back in march, another bill that cost trillions of dollars, madam speaker.
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thanks to that legislation, too many folks are getting paid more to stay at home instead of going to home, which is contributing to our current supply chain woes. president biden, nancy pelosi and this democrat congress are guiding our economy straight into the ground. time and time again, congress has proved throwing money at the country's problems always makes the situation worse. it was already -- it already happened once this year. it's time for congress to abandon this big government socialism agenda before it's too late to save our economy. as i said at the beginning, our constituents are not stupid. they know they are the ones who always pay, either through inflation or taxes. americans will not forget it was democrats driven by the far left political agendas who destroyed this economy. thank you and i yield the remainder of my time. mr. hern: i'd like to thank the gentleman from tennessee. appreciate you so much, as always. i had you a now like to yield two minutes to a fellow colleague from pennsylvania's ninth district, a gentleman
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that's been in business his entire life, his family that's been in business their entire life, has been on the receiving end of the failed past policies when you go after small business. i think he is what i consider to be n a expert in this area to talk to this. he and i spent two years together on the small business committee. my dear friend, dan meuser. mr. meuser: well, i thank my very good friend, the gentleman, mr. hern from the great state of oklahoma for yielding some time to me this evening. madam speaker, last year we collectively spent $5.6 trillion of the american taxpayer money for covid relief and recovery and to create a vaccine. all the while enormously increasing our debt but we were in a serious pandemic, a serious crisis. despite the effectiveness of this relief, the improving g.d.p. and productivity taking place in our economy, the biden administration and the democrat caucus passed the so-called rescue bill that was about three
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times more expensive than anyone thought needed. this and other erroneous policies set the stage for the havoc infecting our economy today. we have a serious workforce shortage. hyper inflation. high demand. and low supply. strong consumer purchasing but no made in the u.s.a. goods to fulfill that demand. this is the primary cause of the supply chain bottle neck at our ports. add to it this administration's not so subtle attack on domestic energy production and fuel shortages and inflation not seen since the 1970's. worse, it's not the high earners or the well-off who are suffering from the biden administration's decisions. it's middle income, working families with small businesses that are feeling the brunt of these ill-conceived ideas. small businesses, madam speaker, in pennsylvania are breathless with anxiety and concern,
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literally. every day i have the phone call with breathless constituents. they are rattled. every one of them has a help wanted sign hanging on their door. offering $20 an hour-plus while the cost of everything goes up daily. what's the biden administration's and the progressives in this house's answer -- let's spend $1.5 trillion on programs that does nothing to increase productivity and the supply of american-made goods and then somehow call it building back better. i would think it would be called breaking backs better, because that's what it's doing, madam speaker. breaking the backs of hardworking americans. madam speaker, this defines the biden administration and the democratic caucus' strategy -- big taxes, big spending, big government. my constituents and i call it economic madness. we must defeat, not reduce, but defeat this economy
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wrecking-consiliation. i yield back. mr. hern: i yield to a man who has spent a lifetime in business, a family of lifetime in business. i serve with him on the ways and means committee. a gentleman who also played football at notre dame. my dear friend, mike kelley. mr. kelly: i thank my friend from oklahoma. we do sit on ways and means together. i heard so much in the last couple weeks about looking at this as kitchen table economics. ok. if you want to talk about it in real terms that every single american would understand, people who actually do their bills at their kitchen table, that figure out what their future looks like at their kitchen table, then we need to speak in terms that people
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understand, madam speaker. so when we talk about what america gains in revenue, what this federal government gains in revenue each year, it's $3.5 trillion. this federal government spends $6.5 trillion. now, people say, well, that's not too bad. that's only $3 trillion difference. but what it comes down to, if you want to use kitchen table economics, let's talk about what it means to people who actually sit at a kitchen table, sometimes work two jobs, sometimes not only the father but the mother get up and go to work every day in order to put food on the table and put a roof over the head of their children and plan for the future. let's talk about kitchen table economics and reduce it down to terms that people actually understand. a person making $35,000 a year thinks it's ok to spend $65,000 a year. . nobody, nobody with anybody with economic sense would say i think
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that's ok and i think that's the way we should live our lives because i think it will be great for my kids and grandkids going forward. there is a difference for the average person and spending $30,000 a year more than they bring in. no one would tell their sons and daughters. the reason i brought this picture, i believe america is facing a titanic moment. because the truth of the matter is we can't really see what our total debt is. it's below the surface. funded in unfunded liabilities which the american people is responsible for is $130
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trillion. it is truly a titanic moment. we are steaming towards an iceberg that is going to sink the ship. we sit back and talk about these things in terms that don't matter. we talk about this equity and that equity and don't talk about the equity to american taxpayers and we hope that we will pass a bill that can't be paid for by only those making $400,000 or more a year. the constituents that i represent in pennsylvania's 16th congressional district know what it is like to get a gallon of gas. they know when they have to heat their home and going to be 50% more this winter than last winter. their gas, their groceries, everything they consume is going up at a rate that they can't
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possibly imagine it and they are not being told the truth. we are talking we are going to build it back better and by unsustainable spending and administration that fails toll tell the whole truth and what is below the surface and what is going to sink the ship. the tip of the iceberg is the only thing that the american people see right now. the truth lies below the surface. getting the truth is almost impossible especially in the he peoples' house. i'm sorry i know you are busy reading something there but you ought to read that bill and see what is being proposed. i don't believe the majority has read that bill. i don't believe the majority really believes in that bill, but the majority will continue to keep their head down and read
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their phones, read their cards and listen to a false narrative coming out of the white house. and the complicit media that refused to tell america the truth. we are at a titanic moment. we are facing debt we cannot possibly sustain. we are taking ourselves out of the position to be the strongest country in the world. we are discussing taxes and cost of living that are off the charts that we have never seen in our life before and we continue to read the phones and read the telepromptp ter and whispering to people, just pay your fair share. is that the way we are going to go forward and go home to our districts and say, you are going to have to pay your fair share.
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we will whisper our way through this crisis and end up as a disaster. how anybody can sit on the floor of this house representing their home district and three-quarters of a million people and go back home and say, i did what was right for you. never before has this country ever faced the crisis its facing now and not because of a foreign power or not -- it is the rotting that is taking place right inside this house in this session. i would implore every single member of thehouse and i don't care if you are a democrat or republican or liberal or a conservative, just stop being stupid. because their ain't no fixing stupid and the path we are on right now is a complete
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disaster. everybody knows it but not everybody speaks it. this is a titanic moment and i would implore each member of this house to wake up and do what is right for the american people. and i yield back. and i thank the gentleman. mr. hern: i thank the gentleman from pennsylvania and i yield two minutes to a fellow baseball player, a man from utah who had the distinction in the park home run. i appreciate that. congressman blake moore. ms. moore: -- mr. moore: i would like to highlight the package. my colleague highlighted many concerns that this tax and spin
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and would advance like tax-funded abortions, green new deal and $2.1 trillion deal and the provision that i'm speaking of specifically, threatens our individual freedoms and personal privacy. this provision is an expansive i.r.s. mandate that would give the government access into our wallets and spending patterns and force our neighborhood banks and credit unions to hand over private information directly to the i.r.s. this levees costs that serve my community meaning lower saving yields for 1st district families. this intrusion into our transactions has hacking,
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political targeting and government surveillance and collect data on middle-class families. imagine the way any administration could be tempted to use that information to intrude on our private businesses and lifestyle choices. this will not close the tax gap. this provision isn't targeting tax evaders as president biden claims. it is targeting every day working americans. $3.5 trillion and for the president to say it's not going to cost us anything. they can't tax enough so they are finding obscure ways to deploy the i.r.s. on every day
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working americans. i condemn this evasive overreach and i stand with americans that their financial institutions provide. i environs counseling my colleagues to oppose this provision and i look to vote against sperl pelosi's reconciliation package. mr. hern: i yield to the advocate on my committee. mr. grothman: we have three bills and the reconciliation bill. in the year that we just finished, which included to once in a lifetime covid spending bills, 41% of the money spent by the government was board. president biden has laid out his
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dream for what will happen in what will happen in 2022 and when we are back to normal, he is borrowing 31% of the budget. think about that. that would be like saying, if you are making $60,000 a year, next year, i'm going to spend $90,000 a year. the top-line numbers on this are just unbelievable. and these numbers are without taking into account the most certain increases in interest rates that we are going to pay in the federal debt. there are so many horrible parts of this bill but the most dangerous part and in addition not funding the southern border, there are provisions to have a dramatic increase in the number of illegal immigrants that will
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turn into legal citizens. right now, america is used to 800,000 people a year sworn in as new citizens, pro-immigration groups suggest this bill will add one shot over 10 million new immigrants. just disastrous. among other carrots. we are giving away free scholarships if you come here illegally. that is hard to believe. at the time the middle-class kid is paying $40,000 in debt to get his college degree, if you come here illegally under this crazy bill, we are going to give you free college, unbelievable and the government to take care of three and four-year-olds and there is constant evidence that
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this will improve the outcome for american children. all you are doing is following an absolute horrible ideology that says that the government ought to be the ones taking care of the children. as far as families are concerned, increasing the marriage penalty. the increase marriage penalty ol pell grants, putting out more low-income housing which is designed to break down the families and further erode the stability of future generations. i strongly urge my colleagues to vote no on the massive increase in the number of citizens here, the massive increase that the role of government plays in american life and restore themselves to fiscal competence.
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mr. hern: i would like to yield two minutes to a new freshman from alabama's first congressional district. carl carl i object to this wasteful spending that my colleagues are trying to ram through this proposed $3.5 trillion dollar reconciliation bill. we have real needs in this country. the democrats are attempting to spend somewhere around 3.5 trillion on social programs, green new deal mandates and all kind of junk that are adds up. if you take and stake up $3.5 trillion in $1 bills, you would have 250,000 miles of bills.
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that's how tall it would be. it is unacceptable and ridiculous and absolutely absurd to consider spending that much money in an area that we are beginning to get involved in, which is green energy. it would be one of those things if money was going to actually improve this country in a massive way, you might see some support from the republican side and see some of your own democrats coming to your own party. but as you all know, there are things in this bill that are horrible. i want to mention three. one, we are throwing trillions of dollars at this ridiculous green new mandate and mandate things on corporations and on people that they cannot afford and break the back of small businesses. it's coming. two, we are spending billions of dollars to expand the numbers in
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the i.r.s., 88,000 new i.r.s. agents and aren't going to separate us and they are looking at a dollar figure. and there will be blowback on that. you are giving them the right to spy on every american in this country and it's wrong. we shouldn't fear our government and shouldn't fear the i.r.s., they should fear us, because we are the taxpayer and the people ., it promotes abortion. never before has this been done in this country before. that's going to be a name changer. madam speaker, i suggest to you there's a tsunami coming up in 2022, because the american people are upset. this bill will also increase taxes, the cost of living every day on hardworking americans
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and, again, this is unacceptable. we're nearly $30 trillion in debt. inflation has risen every month that president biden has been in office. and americans across this country are seeing the cost of living skyrocket. in my small community, i'm looking at gas a dollar more a gallon. you can't reach in the hardworking americans' pockets to get more. when they have to give a dollar more a gallon they'll remember that. let me remind my colleagues across the aisle, the american people are fed up with this foolishness. they'll remember in 2022. i have spent time making friends on the democrats' side. i think it's extremely hard for this house to work together, not against one another. if you follow this administration off this cliff, there is no return. the american people are going to turn on us.
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turn on the people that voted for it, i should say. it's time to get serious about fiscal responsibility and learn to live within our means. or is it too late? our children, our grandchildren deserve better than this. i will not stand by and watch this country be mortgaged for the future. washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. we collect plenty of money. it's just how we spend it. we've got to learn to cut back. it is reckless and irresponsible for this body to continue throwing trillions of dollars around like there's nothing to it. i urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to oppose this terrible $3.5 trillion wreck bill, as i love to call it. i yield back. mr. hern: i'd like to thank the gentleman from alabama. i'd now like to recognize the gentleman from texas '21st sdrishth -- texas'21st district,
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my dear friend, chip roy. mr. roy: i thank the gentleman from oklahoma. i know well about what happened at the cotton bowl last week but i will say on the floor of the house of representatives last week i was entertained by listening to the majority leader brag, brag about voting 49 times to raise the debt ceiling in his career. the debt going from $1 trillion to $28 trillion. what do my colleagues on the illustrious side of the aisle want to do, throw another $3.5 trillion, an economy getting absolutely crushed. that's where our democratic colleagues want to take us. the thing is, it's not about the $28.5 trillion. that's horrible. undermining the dollar. undermining our economy. racking up debt. printing money. making us weak compared to china. but it really isn't that. it's that my democratic colleagues want to spend that money to come after you, the american people. that is what that money is for.
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it's to go after the american people. it's to fund the f.b.i., to go after parents at school boards. a school board where this summer a dad went to talk to the school board and exercises his first amendment rights because his daughter was raped in a bathroom and what did the illustrious geniuses of the loudoun county school board do? what did the school board administration across this country do? we should call them domestic terrorists. what does the biden administration do? come out and say we're going to fund the department of justice, we will say we should have people going after parents, going after parents for speaking at a school board. where his little girl, his ninth grade girl was raped in a bathroom by a dude wearing a skirt. what in the world is happening to this country?
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that's what the democrats want to do, they want to fund bureaucrats to go after the american people. they want to fund osha. they want to give money to osha. increasing the max for osha penalty for repeat defenders for violating the president's illegal, unconstitutional vaccine mandate from $70,000 to $700,000. minimum penalty from $25,000 to $ -- $5,000 to $50,000. they don't believe it's their role to tell their employees that they must be vaccinated. in the impotent wisdom of this president, he thinks he has the power to go after the american people. well, god bless the pilots at southwest. god bless the employees out there saying no. saying, you don't get to do that. but what do my democratic colleagues want to do? they want to fund more bureaucrats to go after private citizens and private businesses who do not want to bow down to the edikt of the president of the united states -- idict of the president of the united states issuing an unlawful
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mandate. $825 million in well fair to the tax code. -- welfare to the tax code, empowering the i.r.s., as my colleagues have already eloquently spoke about, and going after your ability to have the energy to fuel your businesses, fuel your homes. and making the american people subject to energy poverty. that's what our democratic colleagues have in mind. and finally, giving billions of dollars to woke colleges, wealthy liberals and the rest of the left's political base. that is the direction of my democratic colleagues want to take this country. i think the american people want to know this is the wrong direction. i urge my colleagues to oppose this disastrous legislation, and i thank the gentleman for yielding time. mr. hern: i'd like to thank my friend from texas. i now like to recognize another fellow classmate from indiana's fourth district, i'd like to yield two minutes to congressman jim baird, a decorated vietnam veteran, a person who was recognized with two purple hearts for the wounds he
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received in protecting our freedoms. congressman. mr. baird: i want to thank you, kevin, for coordinating this special order. and i thank you for doing that. madam speaker, this multitrillion-dollar big government spending package proposed by the democrats isn't going to help our country. in fact, it's going to be fundamentally harmful for generations of americans to come. right now, america is saddled with skyrocketing inflation rates that have left american families paying more for everything and supply chain shortages threatening to make the holiday shopping center -- shopping season more difficult and expensive than ever. democrats are promising a package that will prolong labor shortages and consequently inflation rates. by continuing welfare benefits
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without work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents at a time when there are over 10 million jobs available. how can we resolve labor shortages and rising inflation rates when the democrats continue to champion policies that encourage people to remain unemployed? instead of addressing pressing issues that are having a true impact on american families, democrats continue to push partisan initiatives that are nonstarters for many americans like mandating that taxpayers fund abortions. this package proves that many democrats are out of touch with both the needs and the values of the american people. and i'm proud to join my colleagues in standing in opposition to this legislation. and i yield back. mr. hern: i'd like to thank the gentleman. i had you a know like to yield two minutes to the congressman from florida's eighth district, bill posy, but i'd also like to
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say -- bill posey, but i'd also like to say he serves on the financial services committee. i'd like to point utt the distinction he -- point out in the distinction he had in working in florida's senate when we had the election laws, much was spoken about that over today in some of the one minutes, but worked in the florida senate and helped work on the reform laws to what happened with the 2000 presidential race. and so with that i'd like to yield two minutes to my dear friend from florida. mr. posey: i thank the gentleman from oklahoma, madam speaker. you know, ironically, it was my bill, the elections reform act of 2001, after the closest presidential election in history, decided by about 350 votes and my elections reform act, after all that hostility, passed 38-2 in the senate and
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120-0 in the florida house. and that's how election reform bills should pass. if they don't pass, with overwhelming majority of both sides, they are not fair and they shouldn't be enforced. americans are feeling the rise in prices at the gas pump and in our grocery stores. favorite products are in short supply. some are not available. to make matters worse, they're discovering that the resolution before us is full of wasteful spending and big tax increases. the administration only responds to economic crises by making excuses and pointing fingers. claiming supply chain disruptions and inflation are just high-class problems is incredibly wrong. you can call it what you want on tv, but at the end of the day, it's just plain and simple bad policy. and all this resolution does
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that we're asked to vote for is to green light more of it. i urge my colleagues to vote no on this resolution, and i yield back the balance of my time and thank you. mr. hern: may i ask -- thank you. i thank the gentleman from florida. madam speaker, may i ask how much time we have remaining? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has eight minutes. mr. hern: thank you very much. madam speaker, i'd like to give one last shout out to republican study committee chairman jim banks. the r.s.c. has been fighting this ridiculous spending from the git-go and it's due to jim's leadership that so many americans know just how bad this reconciliation bill really is. i'd like to thank everyone who participated in tonight's special order. we heard really compelling stories from our colleagues about the dangers of biden's out-of-control socialist spending. our nation is still recovering from forced lockdowns that
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killed small businesses across this country and wreaked havoc on the intellectual development of an entire generation of students. one -- our number one priority should be empowering job creators to grow and succeed. growing their local economies with them. biden's build back broke plan kills small businesses and increases our reliance on cradle to grave welfare systems. i'm a living proof that never-ending handouts simply do not work. they only increase on the dependence that will never help people become self-sufficient. to quote my favorite president, ronald reagan, the greatest social program in the world is a job. we need more people in jobs, not less. all that the biden administration has to show for nine months in power is an abysmal unemployment rate and a high -- record high inflation.
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it's simply not working. it's time to give fiscal responsibility a serious try. madam speaker, i'd like to yield two minutes to my colleague from utah. >> thank you, representative hern, for leading this entire session and for the opportunity to close. madam speaker, i rise today at the close of today's session to remember the sacrifice and heroism of staff sergeant taylor hoover who bravely gave his life while defending abby gates from violent extremists in kabul, avs, on august 26 -- afghanistan, on august 26, 2021. mr. moore: at the time of his death, staff sergeant hoover served as a marine for 11 years and was on his third tour in
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afghanistan. in utah, we have been devastated by this news. on the sunday after the attacks, i joined hundreds of utahans gathered at the state capital for a memorial vigil to honor staff sergeant hoover. and i attended his funeral service before he was laid to rest at arlington cemetery. he was treasured, loved, and admired and gave all for our freedoms. staff sergeant will rightly be remembered as a hero in the halls of congress, in utah, and across the nation as he served. thank you. mr. hern: i'd like to thank the gentleman for the recognition of such heroism. madam speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: members are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalities towards the president. pursuant to section 11-b of house resolution 188, the house stands adjourned until
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