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that they talk about things that are going >> watch the last few minutes of this "washington journal" segment on our website, c-span.org. now live to the u.s. house of representatives. taking up legislation today dealing with cybersecurity. the opioid edmonton, and h.p.v. vaccines. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., november 30, 2021. i hereby appoint the honorable james p. mcgovern to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, rear admiral brent w. scott, u.s. navy, chief of navy chaplains, washington, d.c. the chaplain: please join me in
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prayer. heavenly father, we begin this afternoon in the privilege of prayer. thankful for our nation. people gathered from every tongue and tribe, bound together to the more noble ideals of liberty, justice, and equality formed and favored as one nation under god. we ask your help as we all work to safeguard this more perfect union. we pray for this house of the people and implore you to inspire every member to lead by their own example of reconciliation and deference to rebuild our nation's confidence and justice and to restore our sense of equality to more powerfully serve as a body of and by and for the people.
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we are here this afternoon for those who wear our nation's cloth and especially the navy chaplain corps on this our 246th anniversary. bless these faithful servants of god and country who build and sustain the warrior spirit with faith, hope, and love in every corner and climb of the globe. give them peace as they bring peace to this troubled world. we pray in your holy name. amen. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 11-a of house resolution 188, the journal of the last day's proceedings is approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from north carolina, mr. murphy. mr. murphy: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain up to 15 requests for one minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i rise to address the house and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, as we speak today, america is facing a drug crisis that is crippling our communities. during the month of october, over 800 pounds of fentanyl were seized at our southern border. mr. joyce: the drug crisis of our nation and what we are experiencing is a direct result of the failed border policies that have been put in place by the biden administration. recently, i spoke with the
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chamberberg's police chief ron can macho who said more and more deadly drugs like fentanyl are responsible for overdoses in our pennsylvania communities in my district alone, we saw a 30% rise in overdose deaths between 2019 and 2020. and sadly, that number is on the rise again. now is the time for congress to take swift and decisive action. we must ensure that law enforcement has the tools they need to save lives, protect our communities, and keep this lethal drug off the our streets. thank you and i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i rise today to address the house for up to one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to pay a heart-felt tribute to pastor james d.corbett of greenville, north carolina, to
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his long and illustrious career to god and to this country. he served in the united states army. he began his ministry. in 1984, pastor corbett and the late pastor delores corbett ministered the whole man, spirit, soul, and body. pastor corbett also currently serves as the eastern regional director and trustee for the international convention of faith ministries. their vision includes reaching communities with the gospel and faking the message -- taking the message of jesus christ around the whole world. lives are saved, healed, and delivered by the power of god through his ministry. i have personally been blessed by his wonderful services and sermons for many years now. mr. speaker, please join me in honoring the accomplishments of a wonderful man, a caring father, and grandfather, and leader of his flock, pastor
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james d. corbett, and recognizing all he's done for his community. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of all americans who feel that they are being abandoned by the current administration. i share this sentiment. to be clear, president biden is the president of now leaving you behind. he'll leave you behind in afghanistan. he'll leave your job behind if you don't comply with his mandates. he'll leave our borders behind in favor of illegal immigrants and leave our economy behind for china to surpass. he plain old leads from behind. mr. bergman: i propose we leave president biden's dangerous policies behind before our children's futures are ultimately destroyed. it's time for our leaders to put
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america first by securing our border, keeping our nation's promises to veterans and overseas allies and in ending the senseless washington spending addiction. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend if necessary. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. president biden is leading this country in the right direction. he's moving us forward. but the republicans refuse to see it. the build back better bill will help middle-class families, produce more jobs, reduce taxes, and make costs less on drugs, prescription drugs, on home health care for seniors, on childcare for working mothers, and give them an opportunity to participate in america's economy. president biden led us on the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
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bipartisan, yeah, not much. 17 republicans in the senate, maybe 16. only 13 in the house. there's nothing partisan about getting goods to market, about speeding up the supply chain, which happens when you get good roads and the opportunity for trucks to travel on them, trains to proceed, and airplanes to deliver their cargo. president biden is leading us in the right direction. we just have to hope that the senate and the republicans here will help us in this last month as we try to pass the -- raise the debt ceiling to pay for trump's tax scam and to pass a budget. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from oklahoma seek recognition? mrs. bice: 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 gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. bice: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to address the most expensive bill and largest tax increase in american history, the recently passed build back broke bill.
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the legislation reads like a far-left christmas wish list that isn't completely paid for. it is filled with more than 150 social programs and budget gimmicks that make these expensive programs appear less costly on paper. although democrats intend to make them permanent. some of these include 7.4 billion dollars for electric bicycles, salt tax cut of $25,900 for millionaires. $80 billion to the i.r.s. and $100 billion towards amnesty for illegal immigrants. what's equally concerning is what's not in the bill. within the 2,000 pages, there's not a single mention of border control, china, or afghanistan. this year, especially, with record breaking southern border apprehensions, chinese missile testing and the taliban takeover of afghanistan, congress should prioritize investing in our country's safety and security. mr. speaker, democrats have doubled down on failed policies and irresponsible spending.
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it's simply out of touch with the desires of the american people. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, president biden's energy crisis is the christmas gift that nobody asked for. the national average for a gallon of gas reached $3.39 as of last friday, the most americans have paid at the pump since the obama-biden administration. home heated costs are projected to rise by as much as 54% for some households this winter. house democrats are even pushing a, quote, heat your home tax, just in time for the holidays. if americans thought thanksgiving cost an arm and a leg, just wait until president biden's failed policies to
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torpedo christmas entirely. at this rate, the only thing americans will find under their christmas trees and in their stockings are more bills, not presents. mr. speaker, this line acy -- lunacy must end. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. chair. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to honor a miller service member from my district for his historic and heroic actions that saved over 30 lives. earlier this year, joshua geta and his coast guard crew were successful in a daring search and rescue operation involving 31 fishermen stranded on a ship that caught fire 200 miles off the coast of novembera scotia, canada. mrs. miller-meeks: facing winds 50 miles an hour, waves 30 feet high, and freezing cold
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temperatures, our coast guard bravely flew their helicopters to the scene and were able to save all 31 crewmembers. i want to thank aviation maintenance technician first class mr. gueta and all our service members for all they do to keep our country safe. thank you and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> seek to address the chamber for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> appreciate it, mr. speaker. we have a choice to make this week, mr. speaker. mr. roy: we have a choice of whether we're going to fund the united states government and to fund the executive branch when that executive branch is carrying out unlawful, unconstitutional, but certainly unhelpful and foolish mandates that are crushing small businesses, causing people to lose their jobs, forcing our members of the military to lose their ability to serve, forcing
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members of the border patrol, d.e.a., hospitals across this country to lose workers because of these mandates. so why would anybody in this chamber vote to fund a government that is going to mandate that people have to lose their jobs through these unlawful orders? and the second thing we got to decide is whether we'll vote for a national defense authorization act that for the first time in history will add women, 18-year-old girls, to the draft without so much as a debate in this chamber? i think we have an easy call but we have to make this call this week and decide what we're going to do. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess subject to the call of the chair.
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