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house rules committee to finish work on a handful of bills that may come to the floor today, including the 2022 defense bill, debt limit legislation, and health care provisions. live coverage of the house here on c-span. the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by chaplain kibben. chaplain kibben: would you pray with me. eternal god, we remember on this 80th anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor that day lives
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in infamy, having left it's indelible mark on countless individuals, families, and our american history. on that fateful sunday morning, our country was alerted to the precariousness of our days. and the certainty of our future. god, we remember. call us back to the unity born from that sudden insult on our liberty. remind us how our country rallied as one to uphold our freedoms. god, we remember. bring to our memory the sense of shared meaning and shared sacrifices that our forebearers held on to fiercely as they rallied in response to fight our enemies and cling to the essential values of family and faith. god, we do remember. may we always tell of the innumerable acts of heroism in the face of the horrific acts that reached our country's
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shores and threatened our nation's sense of security and welfare. holy god, wean as we remember the -- even as we remember the horror of that day, we yearn for those days when a country as diverse and divided as we are could rally against the ageless enemies of divisiveness, unbridled power, and injustice. then as now you prove to be the constant defender of our freedom and source of our hope. in response to your mercy, may we remember and once again seek to preserve and uphold our shared moral understandings and to demonstrate our mutual respect that we would ever protect all that is good and holy, acceptable and perfect. in your saving name we pray. amen. the speaker: pursuant to section 11-a of house resolution 188, the journal of the last day's proceedings is approved.
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the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from connecticut, mr. courtney. mr. courtney: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker: the chair will entertain up to 15 requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i rise -- the speaker: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, i rise today to honor a local hero from my district in the greater lehigh valley who served at pearl harbor when it was attacked 80 years ago today. dick was 19 when on the morning
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of december 7, 1941, he was roused from sleep by fellow service members with a sound of explosions striking the american naval base in pearl harbor, hawaii. he is a lifelong resident of alantown and a consummate american hero who joined the army in august of 1940, serving as radar specialist as part of the 580th signal aircraft banger company before returning to pennsylvania where he sold appliances for sears for 34 years. ms. wild: today is a solemn day as we reflect on the legacy of a day that president roosevelt wisely said would live in infamy. we lost 2,335 service members that day. and an additional 68 civilians. not to mention countless more with injuries both visible and invisible. as the daughter of an air force veteran, i want to thank him for his heroism at pearl harbor 80
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years ago. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. 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. the attempt to stifle free speech at colleges and universities continues to be a major problem. too many universities are more committed to liberate indoctrination than to providing an education. one of the primary reasons students attend college is to foster intellectual curiosity. yet this is no longer allowed at many universities. too many students and faculty alike are being intimidated into silence or even worse, punished for speaking out about their religious or political beliefs. universities should encourage a diverse set of viewpoints and open dialogue, not stifle the expression of ideas they may oppose. students should not feel like
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they must be on the frontlines of a culture war just to obtain a degree. all americans should have their first amendment freedoms protected regardless of their point of view. students on college campuses should be no different. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute mr. wilson: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm grateful to recognize the 2021 army congressional fellow major brett tender for his service to the citizens of this second district of south carolina. his year-long stay with the office is concluding and brett will be sorely missed. not only has he been an indispensable contributor to legislative goals, including the f.y.2022 national defense authorization act, but a valued member of the team. after graduating with a political science degree from
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rutgers university, his already impressive military career has included numerous commendations and leadership positions in fort benning and fort carson. he's also been deployed to poe lan, germany, romania, and afghanistan where he was successful in his part with operation resolute support free trade agreement sentinal. his next assignment is with the pentagon where he will be a valued participant for peace through strength. in conclusion, god bless our troops who successfully protected america for 20 years, as the global war on terrorism continues moving from afghanistan safe haven to america, we will remember pearl harbor. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from montana seek recognition? >> i speak to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. this national meesh harbor remembrance day, 80th anniversary 69 attack, i rise to
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honor charlie dowd, montana's last living pearl harbor survivor. mr. rosen daily: he was a 17-year-old radio man stationed at pearl harbor when he was woken by the sound of a japanese surprise attack. charlie immediately raced to the window of the ship where he saw a nearby hangar go up in a flume of flames. plume of flames. he grabbed a rifle and climbed on the roof where he and other volunteers started firing at the attacking planes. some of the first shots fired by americans in world war ii. his heroism and that of others on that day undoubtedly saved lives and their bravery and resolve should be commended. he served for nearly five years in the united states navy. charlie lives in montana and will be celebrating his the 8th birthday on -- 98th birthday on december 23. on behalf of all montanans and grateful nation, i thank him for
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his service and wish him an early happy birthday. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yield back. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from michigan is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. on this the 80th anniversary of pearl harbor, it is only right to honor a marine who served in the south pacific. i rise today to honor the life and legacy of fellow michigander and u.s. marine raymond hice. he passed away after nearly a century of service to his community and to our nation. i met ray back in june, 2016 when we exchanged personal stories of our time in the corps. mr. bergman: at only 19, he enlisted and joined the marine corps during world war ii. he truly made a difference both in the south pacific and in
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michigan. the commitment and courage that he and so many others displayed during that time is unmatched. as admiral minimum knits famously said of those marines involved in our victory on iwo jima, quote uncommon valor was a common virtue, end quote. he will be remembered for his caring and calming personality towards anyone who had the opportunity to meet him. i encourage my colleagues to join me in remembering the life and selfless service of raymond hice, united states marine. may god rest his soul and comfort his family. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa seek recognition? mrs. miller-meeks: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. miller-meeks: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize a group of women in my district for their hard work that led to historic game at hawkeye arena. on sunday the iowa women's basketball team earned an
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impressive 88-61 win in their big ten conference opener against michigan state. with almost 7,000 people in attendance at the arena, lisa and her hawkeyes showcased their court dominance with katelyn adding 24 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds making her the second triple-double in the six games since our season opener against new hampshire. the icing on the top, all those watching got to see coach lisa earn her 800th career win, a monument achievement to be sure. congratulations, lady hawkeyes, and give yourself a pat on the back for all the hard work you put in during the off-season. i look forward to seeing what else this team has in store in the coming months. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. pursuant to clause 4 of rule 1, the following enrolled bill was signed by the speaker on friday, december 3, 2021. the clerk: a bill making further
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continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2022, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house
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