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protecting nevada's and the nation's dreamers and immigrant families. and his crowning legislative achievement he fought tirelessly to get millions of americans access to affordable health care. his work was key to ensuring that the affordable care act became law, lowering health care costs and giving access to high-quality care to millions who didn't have it before. harry reid was a great american, but first and foremost he was a great nevadan. he never forgot where he came from. and there's no doubt in my mind that's what motivated him every single day. and as nevada's son, he made a tremendous difference for our state and for every american. he was a wonderful friend and a true public servant.
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and for that we will miss him in the senate and across the the senate and across the >> the u.s. house is with to gavel in for work on a bill expanding g.i. bill, education benefits for members of the national guard and reserves. live house coverage here on c-span the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: i hereby appoint the honorable darren soto to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker perfect house of representatives. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] any use of the closed-captioned coverage the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by
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chaplain kibben. chaplain kibben: would you pray with me? eternal god, throughout human history, you have acted on our behalf. defended us against our enemies. saved us from our own sinfulness. and like those who have gone before us, we have failed to appreciate the mercy you have afforded us from the beginning of time. show us the writing on the wall. our days are numbered. it doesn't matter whether we are counting the days of our life or the time in our current vocation, you have determined the days we are given to serve you. may we not be found wanting. having fallen short of the part we play in your gracious design. may we instead look to all that you have done for us, all that you have promised, and remember how blessed we are. may we respond with full hearts and willing spirits in our attitudes and actions. living lives worthy of your
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mercy. may we speak your truth in our every word with our colleagues and constituents as to the stranger and to the estranged. and nay we reflect the world -- to the world your steadfast love to those around you, the poor and needy, the offensive and the irrasible, friend and foe. holy god, make us count in your grace. in your sovereign name we pray, amend. 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 south carolina, mr. wilson. mr. wilson: everyone is invited to participate. 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
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justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain up to 15 requests for one-minute speeches from each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i seeking unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. escobar: mr. speaker, i rise today to honor the life of robert chiz apple, an -- chis apple, an -- chisam, an american hero, who passed away. lieutenant colonel chisham served in the army during world war ii, the korean war and the vietnam war. he was a paratrooper in the 82nd airborne division when he parachuted in normandy france on d-day, a day that liberated western europe from nazi rule. he was also recognized in 2012
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by the french government and was awarded the french legion of honor. he retired from the military and settled in el paso, texas, with his wife, margaret. he helped create a community for local veterans as a founding member of the been veedas -- benavides chapter of the veterans of wars. may his devotion of our country, his unwavering commitment to service continue to inspire us all. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i would like to pay tribute to the distinguished and exceptional -- the speaker pro tempore: is the gentleman requesting unanimous consent -- >> the retiring command sergeant major of the army national guard. it is one of my greatest honors and privilege to have served
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with then-sergeant john sampa when i was a lieutenant with braf -- brav company, fourth brigade armor in texas. he mentored countless soldiers throughout his career. his highest rank in the national guard was not by chance. command sergeant sampa is an extremely talented and noncommissioned officer who led by example, outworked his peers and always took care of his troops. along with the citizens from the great state of texas, the army national guard soldiers throughout the country, i wish command sergeant major john sampa a well-deserved retirement. he's served his neighbors, state, and country well. i wish john, his wife, son and daughter all the best in their future endeavors. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask to address the house for one minute and extend and revise my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise to commemorate korean american day. i am proud to represent the largest korean american population of any congressional district in the country. mr. gomez: tomorrow, we recognize the 100th -- 119th anniversary of the arrival of the first korean immigrants to the united states, and the recognition they have contributed to the life and well-being of the people of the united states for so many years. the one person that's an example of that is aaron pak, who leads the care center community health center in los angeles. during the pandemic, me kept their doors open, taking care of anybody who needed help. everything from testing to vaccine boosters to people who are korean, latino, didn't matter their background, but their doors were open during the toughest times. it's with that kind of commitment that korean americans
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have really made not only l.a. a better place to live but the united states a better place to live. i urge my colleagues to support my resolution, to recognize the ideals of a korean american day and the essential contributions of korean americans to the american way of life. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlelady 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 gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, there is no substitute for conducting the business of the american people in person. on monday, 80 members of the majority voted present by proxy. this is one of the most asinine things that's become commonplace under one-party rule by the majority. have house democrats become so aversed to work that they now
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believe voting from their couches is a viable option? mr. speaker, it's time to end proxy voting once and for all. it's one of the many blemishes that have been put on this great party -- this great body under one-party rule. if the current majority won't end proxy voting, republicans will snuff it out entirely when we take back the house. it's past time to get back to work. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. higgins: mr. speaker, from the steel mills to the auto plants, buffalo and western new york is a community that respects hard work and is long and strong record of leading and supporting the labor movement. that tradition continues with local starbucks workers, despite
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pressure, tactics and roadblocks, they were successful in their bid to organize unions at starbucks locations in buffalo and other locations in new york. i was round to stand with the starbucks employee who are fighting for better work conditions. today, i recognize the efforts of all workers who show courage and solidarity in their fight for fair wages and working conditions. every social movement in america started from the ground up, from people with passion and vision to demand better for their workplace, for their community, and for our collective future. congratulations to starbucks workers united. your organizing achievement is a victory for many and an inspiration to all. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, more than one million students started 2022 with closed schools. mr. mccarthy: another year of
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disrupted learning. in chicago, more than 300,000 kids spent four days locked out of their classrooms. this is the same chicago that received nearly $2 billion from the democrats a so-called covid relief bill to keep schools open. we have an education and a mental health crisis on our hands. every student who's trapped behind a screen knows it. every mom and dad who is angst about another last-minute closure knows it. even democrat mayors and voters know it. and yet, president biden said yesterday, america is on the right track, with regard to the pandemic. mr. president, in what world is this considered the right track? disrupted learning means we are leaving behind a generation of struggling students. it might be the single most
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destructive policy imposed on our children this century. the negative consequences can last a lifetime. the only question we have now is -- how do we save our kids from more disruptions to their education in the days and weeks to come? the president of the united states could have gone to chicago or any other, the 5,400 schools that started off this year closed to send a clear signal that kids belong in the classroom. instead, he was in atlanta yesterday, delivering a speech that was so self-serving and out of touch that even stacey abrams kept her distance. but i have a simple principle that every parent knows well. our kids' education is not dispensable. their futures are not dispensable. i believe that as a parent, as a lawmaker, and as an american
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citizen -- and i know house republican believes it, too -- we must be a society that pushes to do the best we can for the next generation. a society that finally achieves the goal of allowing every kid in every neighborhood to go to the school that their parents believe is best for them. house republicans will work to make sure our children are the national priority they should be. even if this administration and house democrats won't. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? >> mr. 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. speaker, i rise today to recognize the members of south metro fire rescue for their bravery and professionalism in combating the marshall fire that swept across boulder county.
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mr. crow: colorado experienced the most destructive wildfire in its history. faced with hurricane-level winds that fueled rapid spread, our very own south metro firefighters jumped into action. they sacrificed time with family during the holidays and put their lives on the line to protect thousands of homes, save countless lives, and make our community proud. rising temperatures and prolonged drought have made wildfires everyday part of life in colorado. i'm grateful to have the heroes at south metro representing and protecting our community. i am honored to recognize the members of south metro fire rescue for their service to our community and thank them for inspiring hope in our future. i hope that together we can face the challenges of this new future head-on. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> mr. 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 gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> president biden promised to, quote, shut down the covid-19 virus, not the country, unquote. he also promised, quote, access to regular, reliable, and free covid-19 testing, unquote. but as we near a year into his presidency, he has failed to deliver on these basic promises. in the trump administration, we got operation warp speed. however, for the bureaucracy r biden administration -- for the biden administration, we seem to be getting operation no rush. president biden alone is to blame for the current testing shortage that the american people are facing. just look at the facts. in the spring of 2021, when a group of health agency officials approached the white house on a proposal to purchase millions of rapid tests, the white house officials never followed up. mr. rose: in october, 2021, white house officials rejected a proposal for free rapid tests for the holiday season. in december, 2021, president
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biden announced that 500 million tests would be sent out in january, 2022. however, the contract for these tests has yet to be signed. the bottom line is that president biden failed to meet his promises, and the american people are paying the price. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from georgia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. some without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the past year as an explosion in gun sales and with it a 30% rise with the murder rate. mrs. mcbath: at a time when it becomes clear that more guns in the hands of those who should not have them, results in more at the times of those -- deaths of those who should still be alive and with us today. republican officials across the country are trying to make it easier for anyone to wield guns
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around our children and families. back in my home state of georgia our governor is trying to implement permitless carry. irresponsible schaition dangerous for our law enforcement. dangerous for our families. and dangerous for the people that we love and cherish. we cannot allow these destructive efforts to continue and we must reaffirm our dedication to passing meaningful legislation that truly saves american lives. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the 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 is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, a week after my visit to the border to meet with agents on the ground and survey the situation with my own eyes, i am here to report some
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unsurprising, i repeat unsurprising news. there is still a growing crisis at our nation's southern border. i saw firsthand how president biden has ceded not in farming but giving up ceded control of the southern boardtory the cartels. mr. bergman: thankfully texas governor abbott has stepped up to enforce the law but federal border agents continue to lack critically federally provided resources. for the construction of the wall and resisting the remain in mexico policy, to releasing illegals in our interior and pursuing mass amnesty, this president and democrats in congress have incentivized a long-term border courage that will forever change our nation. i urge my colleagues to reverse, to reverse these america last policies, secure the border, and uphold law and order in the face of this current administration's refusal to do so. with that i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the the gentleman from new york 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. espaillat: mr. speaker, we are seeing a wave of voter suppression efforts show their ugly heads across this country. a crisis of unprecedented proportions that's cracking at the foundation of our democratic process. republicans have continued to push lies and conspiracy theories to depress voter turnout. and sow midst trust -- mistrust in our elections at the highest level. it's time we choose the filibuster or democracy we cannot allow arcane senate rules to stand in the way of this country -- congress upholding its most basic constitutional responsibility. on one of the most critical junctures in our history. it is incumbent upon us to
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restore voter write reith protections our nation civil rights leaders bled to secure. this congress can and will fight against the draconian measures to restore and expand the sacred right to vote. and history will remember anyone, anyone that stands on its way. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the 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. the jobs report came in less than half were projected. people to continue to suffer at the hand of biden and democrat policies, jobs are being destroyed. a recent national poll found that 68% of respondents said the economy was a top concern. inflation is a tax on all americans that's gone up every month since the biden presidency. gasoline is up 58%. propane, kerosene, and firewood
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up 34%. bacon up 21%. hamburgers up 21%. real wages have decreased under the biden in eight of his 10 full months in office with a loss of $5,000 per family. the democrat elite think they are smarter than ever and think democrat votes and media are ignorant to believe the trillions of dollars cost zero dollars. in conclusion, god bless our troops who successfully protected america for 20 years in the global war on terrorism which continues moving from the afghanistan safe haven to america. sadly, we are in day 151 of americans left behind as cited by sean hannity. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from the virgin islands seek recognition? ms. plaskett: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. plaskett: thank you, mr. speaker. leader mitch mcconnell and senate republicans have repeatedly taken the stand
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against the truth and commonsense by devoting themselves to the big i lie. flip-flopping from previous positions with the aim of satisfying a environmental lant base to obtain power. defending the january 6 insurrection and protecting violent radical extremists, passing dozens of anti-voting laws across the country, taking up dangerous and destructive efforts to take over and sabotage future elections. all with the aim of staying in power at the expense of democracy and what our founders held dear. the flip-flop continues with the filibuster. let's be clear. mitch mcconnell has long record of changing the rules whenever it suits him. and continues to mislead about the filibuster. there have been more than 161 changes made to the filibuster in the last five decades. with the filibuster altered to pass trade deals, tax cuts, and supreme court justices.
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the filibuster is not in the constitution. and the founders only mention super majority for impeachment. they must do better on the other side of the aisle and the other side of this capitol. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. members are reminded to refrain from engaging in permts towards members of the senate. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new mexico seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you. today it's my great honor to pay tribute to my friend and colleague, bob woolly. ms. herrell: we served together in the new mexico house of representatives and he has a passion for the people. he served as chairman of the veterans' affairs committee. he also served in the army during the vietnam war. so his passion for helping our veterans stems way beyond his service in the state. but it stems beyond.
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it stems throughout the nation. bob is a no nonsense cowboy. a dises for life. a dises -- a zest for life. and a zest for serving god. i'm honored to recognize bob, his beautiful wife he's been married to for 48 years. they have two children. five grandchildren. we will be celebrating in new mexico bob's 75th birthday. on behalf of the u.s. house of representatives, i wish bob woolly a happy 75th birthday. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? >> good afternoon, mr. speaker. mr. perlmutter: i rise today -- i ask unanimous consent to speak out of order for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. perlmutter: i rise today to recognize agent ashley ferries of the lakewood police department for her heroic
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actions which undoubtedly saved lives and protected our community from further violence. on december 27, 2021, the denver and lakewood, colorado communities experienced a terrible tragedy. a gunman opened fire at multiple locations in denver before traveling to lakewood where he continued the shooting spree. as a result of this gun violence, five lives were taken, and two others were injured. my condolences go to the friends and family of the five victims of the murders. alicia, danny, sarah, elisa, and michael. jimmy was injured as well as agent ferris who bravely confronted and killed the gunman even after being shot in the abdomen, undoubtedly preventing additional loss of life. the lakewood police department said it best, if not for the heroic efforts of agent ferris
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and other law enforcement, this incredibly violent tragedy could have been worse. agent ferris was previously recognized for her actions on the job in 2020 when she, along with two fellow lakewood police officers, performed lifesaving measures on a woman suffering medical distress. for her actions she was presented with the department's lifesaving award. i'm thankful she was recently released from the hospital. i wish her a full and speedy recovery and extend my deepest appreciation for her bravery, sacrifice, and service to our community w that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: -- community. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> speak, 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. >> thank you. in the midst of a statewide drought emergency, california has experienced much needed rain and snowfall during these winter months. while communities across my district are especially grateful
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for the rainfall we have encountered, i remain concerned that the state of california has already announced a zero percent allocation for water deliveries for this year. i also remain concerned that the bureau of reclamation could announce a similar water allocation for 2022 within the next month. mr. valadao: this is unacceptable. we must work together to figure out a way to fully utilize the water we have access to in a way that benefits our communities and agriculture production. farmers are desperate for water to grow their crops. rural towns continue to face water shortages. we need this rain. but we also need to do a better job of 3457bging -- managing our resources. we have opportunities to move water responsibly when the snow pack melts. as you can see here, more than five million acre-feet of water was sent out to the ocean over this past year. this could have gone a long way for our communities and for farmers in the central valley. i have asked time and time again for support from the house majority to address this issue. the families of the central valley cannot continue to wait.
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i ask my colleagues yet again to join me. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to speak out of order for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to share how the recent enactment of the bipartisan infrastructure law's already delivering for organized labor and businesses in the first district of indiana. my district is home to three airports that are drivers in our economy. they are essential to moving goods and people throughout the region and nation. mr. mrvan: and create good paying jobs and increased economic opportunities. according to the federal aviation, three regional airports are expected to receive funds under the bipartisan infrastructure law, including over $12 -- $150,000 to the michigan city airport. almost $300,000 to the porter county regional airport.
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andend 750,000 to the gary chicago international airport. i look forward to continuing the work and spirit of cooperation with local and state officials to harness the impact of the bipartisan infrastructure law. with that, i thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition. >> mr. speaker, i rise to 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. >> thank you. mr. speaker, i rise to honor matt of alan county, kentucky, who recently retired as general manager of the citizen times newspaper in scotsville. after 22 years of reporting on the community he loves, he decided to put down his pen and pursuit other ventures. at a time when many people are distrustful of the agenda of the media, matt has been a shining star over the years and accurately reporting on current events and happenings in alan
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county. mr. comer: through numerous interviews and conversations with matt during my years in public service, i grew to appreciate his work ethic, knowledge of the issues, and passion for sharing the news with his community. while he may be retiring, i know from my interaction was matt that he isn't finished making positive contributions to the community of alan county and south central kentucky. i wish him nothing with you the -- but the best in a well earned retirement from journalism. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition. ms. kaptur: 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. kaptur: mr. speaker, i rise today with a heavy heart to pay tribute to distinguished ohio senator ed in a brown, a trail blazer -- edna brown, a trail blazer, who recently passed away. she was a remarkable public servant from toledo, ohio, who dedicated her life and three decades of service to improving
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the well-being and future of our community. as the first and only african-american to represent lucas county in the ohio senate, she blazed a trail for many to follow at the highest level of elected office in ohio. she was a warm, inviting and immensely kind person whose focus was on public service and bettering the lives of the people she served, the people she truly loved. northwest ohio lost a great champion. her family lost a great mother and grandmother. america needs more people like edna brown in public service. her memory will live with us and i know her legacy will inspire the next generation of ohio's leaders, including women leaders. i ask unanimous consent to place her life's story in the congressional record as a tribute to her persevering accomplishments to our nation's betterment. godspeed, edna brown, may the angels carry you very high. may you rest in peace. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: without
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the speaker pro tempore: without objection, and the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa seek recognition? >> 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. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize an incredible veteran from my district for his service to our country in eastern iowa. mrs. miller-meeks: henry served in world war ii with the 82nd airborne division. because of his brave actions in france he received two bronze stars, two purple hearts, and the french legion of honor. henry was a paratrooper who flew across the english channel before being dropped into normandy on d-day. during the campaign, henry was injured by shrapnel and taken as a german prisoner of war. he successfully escaped as a nazi war camp and made his way back to his countrymen. henry always made sure to praise arlene, his wife of nearly 80
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years. while henry was in europe, arlene worked 12 hours a day, seven days a week making machine gun stands needed for the war effort, a real-life rosie the riveter. i'm incredibly grateful having henry and arlene living in my district. thank you, both, for your incredible service to and love for iowa and the country. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? >> mr. 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. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to congratulate this year's college football national championship team, the georgia bulldogs. for the first time since 1980, the bulldogs are bringing the college football national championship trophy back to athens, georgia, after beating the alabama crimson tide by a
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score of 33-18, this past monday, and i could not be more proud of the dogs for showing all of us the true definition of heart, of character, and of dedication. mr. hice: after losing to the crimson tide in the s.e.c. championship game a few weeks back, they worked, the bulldogs did, they worked, they prepared, they practiced with intense focus in order to come back and win the national championship. this team really gave us everything they had. they put it all on the field, and i'm humbled to represent the university of georgia and the 10th congressional district of georgia. the dogs' spirit never ceases to amaze me. i want to extend sincere congratulations to the entire team, to coach kirby smart, and his coaching staff and the entire dog nation. go, dogs. congratulations. it's been a great season. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back.
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for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado seek recognition? mrs. boebert: i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. boebert: mr. speaker, i rise to commemorate the life of dr. anthony ordegon of pueblo, colorado. dr. ordegon in his a -- and his amazing, strong, powerful wife, vera, realized their american dream early on. he will be remembered by those he loved as a god-fearing, country-loving, family man who was defined by his strong work ethic and love for helping others. dr. ordegon was born in bogota, colombia, and made a courageous move to america, determined to create a better life for he and his family. he finished college in 2 1/2 years and attended the
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university of miami's medical school to begin his passion for medicine and his patients, whom he loved. his work ethic was guided by his faith in god and he trusted he could build a life for himself in america. he served the community of pueblo for over 40 years, providing care to thousands of southern coloradans throughout his medical practice and owned several small businesses. his spirit will live on through his strong wife, vera, his sons, anthony and arthur, and his four grandchildren, and through his impact on the community as a constant reminder of the potential of the american dream. thank you, mr. speaker, and with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i seek unanimous consent to address the house and to revise and extend my remarks, as necessary.
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the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. mccaul: mr. speaker, i rise today with an incredible and inspirational story -- >> to congratulate san angelo's donld after receiving his high school diploma after nearly 80 years of waiting. originally in the class of 1943, he was drafted into world war ii, just months before his graduation was scheduled. and his special forces took him behind enemy lines and in front of the d-day charge. mr. pfluger: after the v.a. clinic heard him mention always wanting to receive his diploma and graduate from high school, she got the ball rolling. she went above and beyond the call of duty. and so did his original high school district. last wednesday, alongside friends and family, he was awarded his high school diploma at the ripe age of 98 years old. it is touching to hear this
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story of service. i want to honor not only mrs. gooding for her work in the community, for her compassion and going above and beyond, but i want to recognize him for his sacrifice for our country in world war ii, teaching us an important lesson that it's never too late in life to learn. i thank everyone who helped him earn his diploma. you all made us very proud. congratulations on this incredible achievement. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you. today, the latest consumer price index numbers were revealed, confirming americans buying gas, groceries, and other necessities already know. over the past year, the c.p.i. increased an astonishing 7%. that's the highest inflation
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rate we've seen in the last four decades. the university of georgia football program had began his historic 40-plus championship drought that ended this week. this catastrophe could have been avoided, could have been headed off, but last july, despite economists insisting it was a fantasy, the biden administration brushed off inflation concerns as just a transitory inconvenience. of course, biden or at least his string-pullers, knew better. he didn't want this to get in the way of this tax and spend agenda. mr. moore: trillions more in government spending will drive up inflation. unfortunately, that's exactly what we are seeing. the biden administration and the house democrats get their way and pass this harmful build back better scheme with trillions more in spending, inflation will soar like never before. americans are suffering. we must defeat the democratic agenda, restore fiscal sanity, and take meaningful steps to combat recorded inflation, crushing american families and
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businesses. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? >> yes, i seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. yesterday, news reports suggested that president biden's secretary of education was involved in requesting a letter from the national school board association, calling for the f.b.i. to intimidate parents who have shown up to school board meetings. mrs. miller: the house education and labor committee must hold immediate hearings with the secretary so that we can ask him under oath if he solicited this memo. the federal government should never treat parents like terrorists for showing up at public hearings to oppose the racist critical race theory or the perverted sex ed curriculum
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that's being forced upon our children. parents are in charge of the school system, not liberal activists from washington, d.c., who are using the f.b.i. as a political police force. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, i -- pursuant to house resolution
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860, i call up the bill h.r. 1836, as amended, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 159. h.r. 1836, a bill educational assistance under the post-9/11 educational assistance program of the department of veterans affairs, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 1860 -- 860, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the committee on veterans' affairs, printed in the bill, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of rules committee print 117-25 is adopted and the bill, as amended, is considered as read. the bill, as amended, is debatable for one hour equally
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divided and controlled by the chair and the ranking minority member of the committee on veterans' affairs or their respective designees. the gentleman from california, mr. takano, and the gentleman from illinois, mr. bost, each will control 30 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and to insert extraneous material on h.r. 1836, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. takano: well, thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i rise today in support of h.r. 1836, as amended, representative levin's guard and reserve g.i. bill parity act of 2021. this bill is a long-needed fix to the unequal treatment of members of the guard and reserve for g.i. bill purposes.
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under current law, guard and reservists do not accrue education benefits the same as their active duty counterparts, even when they're carrying out the same risks and duties and taking on -- while carrying out the same duties and taking on the same risks. we live in a new age of national defense where we utilize the total force concept with an operational reserve, not a strategic reserve. we rely each day on guard and reservists to protect and defend our country. and as we observed the anniversary of the january 6 attack on the capitol, we were reminded of the brave guard and reserve troops who deployed to protect congress, our staff, and the foundation of our democracy. we continue to rely on our reserve components throughout the covid-19 pandemic, to activate and support public
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health response efforts across the country. the national guard has been utilized at unprecedented levels in recent years. and over the past two years, our reserve components have fought wildfires, responded to protests, and assisted with the withdrawal from afghanistan, even happened afghan -- even helped afghan refugees settle in the united states. it is time the guard and reserve benefits reflect the key work they are doing and the need for equity across the total force. it is time for every day in uniform to count. the cadence of activations for guard and reservists have increased significantly over the last five years, and with that comes the need to meet mission readiness standards. to prepare for the critical role they full in our national defense, guards and reservists must frequently train, which means more days in uniform, more
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days away from their civilian life, and more days away from their families. the g.i. bill is both a recruitment and transition benefit to help service members transition into civilian life and close the opportunity gap with their civilian peers. guard and reserve need this more than ever as they are continually and constantly transitioning between military, civilian employment, and family life, facing continuous disruptions. this legislation rectifies the disparity and ensures that members of our reserve forces know that every day they commit to our nation counts and that they will have the education benefits waiting for them when they fulfill their commitment. . in both this and the 116th copping we updated the post 9/11 g.i. bill to ensure students who
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are eligible have easy access to high quality education. we have implemented strong student protections and we are holding bad acting institutions accountable when they fail to meet standards we set for veteran education. if service members can step up and do their part day in and day out while holding down civilian jobs and squeezing in time to take care of the families, the least we can do here in congress is to get out of the way of the solution. there are troubling reports of upticks in suicide among our guard and reservists. one of our -- one of the best ways we can address veteran health, mental health, and ultimately veteran suicide is by providing veterans with support and pathway to successful civilian life. h.r. 1836 as amended will give guard and reservists access to the opportunities that post secondary education and training provide and improve their
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reintegration into civilian life. this legislation is fully paid for and uses loan fee provision that is this congress and prior congresses have supported. in addition, even the republican substitute uses the same offsets. besides just being the right thing to do, investing in equitable g.i. bill benefits for guard and reservists will provide more than a tenfold return to our country. who are we to stand in the way of an educational benefit that will not only make our country stronger, but will benefit our military by having military service members in our guard and reservists who are even more able to do their jobs on behalf of our national defense. i can't wait to see what our service members will do with
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this opportunity and i know it will make our country a better country. this legislation is endorsed by neum russ people including the american legion v.f.w., national guard association of the united states, enlisted association of the national guard of the united states, and reserve officers of america. i ask unanimous consent to insert these letters of support and statements of the american legion, veterans of foreign wars, national guard, association of the united states, military veterans advocacy, and reserve officers of america into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. takano: i wish to thank speaker nancy pelosi, leader steny hoyer for considering this legislation today. i urge the rest of my colleagues to support this legislation to ensure every day a guard or reservist spends in uniform counts toward earning vital g.i. bill benefits.
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thank you, mr. speaker. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves, the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in opposition to h.r. 1836, as amended, the guard and reserve g.i. bill parity act of 2021. while i rise in supporter the intent of this bill, i do not believe that it is the right solution for our national guards and reserves at this time. founded in 1636 the national guard involved -- evolved from groups of colonial militia into one of the toughest and most professional fighting forces in the world. from defeating the british during the american revolution, to fighting in wars in iraq and afghanistan, the reserve
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component has served in every major conflict in the history of this nation. in recent years, the guard and reserve has been called up more often as their mission has changed. these brave men and women are not only on the frontlines overseas, but also deployed at home to protect southern border and assist in response of covid-19 among others. we must never forget the sacrifice the men and women in the guard and reserve make when the federal government calls on them to serve. i agree that congress must take a hard look at duty status reform and the potential expansion of benefits for guard and reservists. but this bill before us today would be an unwise expansion of benefits. the higher level of sacrifice of active duty service members is reflected in the higher level of benefits provided by the v.a.
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this is why the government recognizes the increased sacrifices of the reserve component when they are called up on most federal active duty orders. i believe that one of the biggest misunderstandings in this debate is that many of the types of federal active duty services that members of the national guard and reserve perform already qualify for the g.i. bill eligibility. i rise in supporter the goal of ensure that all time spent on nontraining active duty federal orders should count towards g.i. bill eligibility. however, the bill before us today would go far beyond that and provide eligibility for the g.i. bill for service related to annual training and drilling weekends. training has never counted towards eligibility and members of the guard and reserve know
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that when they sign up. let me say that again. training as never counted towards eligibility with members of guard and reserve. they knew it when they signed up. it is an additional -- it's the additional call-ups to federal active duty service that members of the guard and reserve may not know about. this type of service would be covered by congressman moore's amendment which i believe is a better alternate. also covering training is the largest cost driver of this bill which leads to my second point. the c.b.o. projects that the expansion of this benefit laid out in this bill would require nearly $2 billion in mandatory offsets for the first 10 years following its enactment. while these costs are paid for in the current budget window, that does not tell the whole story. c.b.o. also estimates that this bill will cost taxpayers more
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than $5 billion in each of the next four decades after fiscal year 2032. this would equal -- it would be equal to at least 20 billion extra dollars over the next 50 years. none of these extra costs are offset, which means our children and grandchildren would be paying for them -- paying them off for many, many years to come n a tight fiscal environment i believe that full active duty benefits for training and drilling is a bridge too far. i'm also concerned that the offsets that are used in this bill should be saved for higher priority issues like expanding services through toxic exposed veterans. addressing the needs of toxic exposed veterans is both mine and chairman takano's number one issue we are trying to deal with right now. that could require congress to
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find hundreds of billions of dollars of offsets. offsets are few and far between in the v.a. committee. we will need every penny of them to enact these needed reforms that we are talking about earlier. earlier this week before the rules committee, chairman takano indicated that $2 billion is an insignificant amount compared to the potential full cost of addressing toxic exposures and therefore not worthy of trying to save. i disagree. it is silly that i even have to say this, but $2 billion is a lot of money. it's worth saving. ask any taxpayer. and remember, the people we are talking about are taxpayers as well. like me, my constituents and many americans are concerned that congress doles out billions of taxpayer dollars like candy. that must end. we can't provide the needs and benefits for -- we can, provide the needs and benefits without burdening future generations. but that requires congress to
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make tough decisions and to put first things first. many of my concerns could have been discussed, debated, and possibly even addressed if the majority had conducted the proper level of engagement with committee members, v.a., and other stakeholders on this bill. the majority did not hold a single legislative hearing on this bill this congress. as such, we were not able to receive views from the committee members, the administration, the mortgage industry, or veteran service organizations. those views are critical part of the legislative process. why was this still not put on the agenda for one of the two legislative hearings the subcommittee on economic opportunity held for this congress? this is no way to be responsible legislation. i implore chairman takano to go back to our committee in the bipartisan condition of
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conducting full diligence before sending bills to the house floor. in closing, i'm supportive of renewing -- reviewing and where warranted expanding benefits for members of guard and reserve. however, we must do so in a way that is fiscally responsible, appropriate, and respective to the many differences between guard and reserve service and active duty services. the bill before us today does not meet that standard. i urge my colleagues to oppose the bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. before i yield to my distinguished colleague, i am going to make a few remarks in reference to what the ranking member said. i want to first of all say that the bill has been in the public for more than two years. in fact, the committee held
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guard and reserve only benefits hearings just over a year ago to review the disparate in -- disparity in these benefits. we worked closely with the stakeholders as evidenced by the numerous number of v.s.o.'s whose support letters i have entered into the record earlier. we also worked with the minority to ensure this bill achieves the aims that we intend. we have also worked closely with the department of defense and v.a. to ensure all guard and reserve members are covered. the v.s.o.'s have been asking for this reform. that is why we stand with them in support of h.r. 1836. moreover, in the rule -- before the rules committee yesterday it's not accurate to say that i characterized the $2 billion cost of this bill, which is paid for, as insignificant. i merely compared it to the idea that we are trying to -- we should use this bill as part of
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an offset for the $300 billion or so that we are going to need for toxic exposure. i thank the ranking member for joining me, for joining together in trying to find a solution for our toxic exposed veterans. however, that $300 billion i know we are going to find how to take care of that. it is really not a choice. it's a moral obligation we have to those veterans. it's a cost of war that we have got to rise together as a body. we found $30 billion willy-nilly to add to the defense authorization. we will find the $300 billion. we don't need to be nickel and diming our reservists and our guard units and deny them, deny them the days that should count
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toward their g.i. bill benefits because they are doing every bit the same sort of readiness training that our active duty service members are doing. i now would like to yield five minutes to my good friend and chairman of the subcommittee on economic opportunity, who is also the author of this very impressive bill, representative mike levin from my own state of california. mr. levin: that can you for yielding, chairman takano. thank you for all of your support and partnership on this legislation and all the work that you do leading our committee. mr. speaker, i rise today in support of the guard and reserve g.i. bill parity act. bipartisan legislation i introduced to deliver some basic fairness to the way we provide g.i. bill benefits for the men and women who serve our nation. mr. speaker, the g.i. bill has allowed millions of veterans to pursue a higher education and find rewarding career paths.
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service members consistently cite g.i. bill benefits as one of the top reasons they choose to serve in our armed forces because the opportunities those benefits provide for them and their families. however, the way that we allow service members to accrue g.i. bill benefits is inherently unfair. while active duty service members receive credit for g.i. bill benefits every day they are in the service, guard and reserve members only accrue those benefits in very limited circumstances. . those disparities continue to exist even though guard and reserve members are taking on the same risks and doing the same jobs as their active duty counterparts. we've seen this trend for decades but it's become especially pronounced over the last two decades. 25,000 national guard members mobilized to protect this institution. for a time they slept on the
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cold, hard floors of this building. national guard members have deployed across our country to support the covid-19 response including guard members who deployed from ohio, maryland, delaware and georgia to assist health care operations this month. in 2020, 1,300 soldiers an airmen from five different states were mobilized to fight wildfires in my state of california and others. they're not only risking their live bus they're forced to put their civilian lives on hold when they're called up, leaving behind families and interrupting civilian careers. similarly they're forced to put their lives on hold when they're called up for training. in some settings they are serving soid-by-side with active duty members, facing similar risks and doing similar jobs, but not earning the same g.i. bill benefits. it's shameful we have asked
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guard and reserve members to step up in response to national disasters, the pandemic and the attack on our democracy without providing them with this fundamental benefit. clearly it's long past time we provide -- provide some basic fairness in the way we allow guard and reserve members to accrue these benefits. the legislation we're considering today will do exactly that. with a simple fix to ensure theafer day they spend in uniform counts toward their g.i. bill benefits. now i know my friends on the other side of the aisle might raise concerns about the cost of expanding eligibility for these benefits and i would note that this bill includes provisions my republican colleagues have supported in the past to help defray the costs of veteran's benefits. for my colleagues still not willing to pay for these benefits, i would ask them to share their concerns directly with guard and reserve members next time they're deployed to a natural disaster or other service in the community they represent. i think we all want the same thing my friends across the
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aisle, us on this side of the aisle, we all wan to provide benefits to those who have served our country. i believe that in good faith. i do think that we have to not pay lip service though. we have to make sure that we support service members and not just when it's politically convenient. we don't need half measures. we don't need things that shortchange our service members. so i think it is time for us to step up. it's time to give them the benefits they earned for protecting the american people in a way they're doing unlike before. and that's what this bill aims to do. as the chairman mentioned, it has support from a wide range of veteran service organizations including the veterans of foreign wars, student veterans of america, the national forward association of the united states, the enlisted association of the national guard of the united states, and reserve officers association. they are asking us to pass this bill, the guard and reserve g.i. bill parity act, today because they agree it's past time to provide some basic fairness in
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the way we provide g.i. bill benefits to guard and reserve members. passing this bipartisan bill is the right thing to do for all the men and women who serve and protect our nation and i urge my colleagues to vote aye. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: mr. levin yields. the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. just quickly before i yield time to my colleague from ohio, i would like to remind the members that, you know, training for members of national guard and reserve has never been counted toward g.i. bill eligibility. members of guard and reserve know thats as i said in my opening, when they sign up. the democrat majority did not hold a legislative hearing on this bill so to that extent the expansion of eligibility was needed to increase recruitment and retention within the guard
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and reserve component and d.o.d., but d.o.d. did not have the opportunity to testify to that before this -- before the committee pause we didn't meet. with that, i would like to yield three minutes to the gentleman who has actually served both in reserve and act i have component of our military, and -- brad windsor. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. windsor: i rise today to discuss h.r. 1836, the guard and reserve g.i. bill parity act. as a member of the army reserve, i know the critical role that reservists and members of the national guard play in defending our great nation. unfortunately, i also know to firsthand that sometimes unique skills and experiences guardsmen and reservists bring to the table have been discounted or underutilized. that has always bothered me as i personally know of the expertise that exists in our guard and
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reserve and their capabilities. great strides have been made to value the reserve and guard like we value active duty. mr. wenstrup: we have come a long way and need to continue that work. at the same time i also know that active duty requires a level of commit thament does differ from the guard and reserve. unfortunately, this bill has significant problems that prevent me from supporting it. which could have been worked out in the committee process had there been a full legislative hearing on it. that's why i say i stand to discuss this bill because this is the first opportunity i've really had to discuss it. h.r. 1836 would provide guard and reservists with active duty service credit toward g.i. bill eligibility. for every day they're in uniform on federal orders including training. so this is the status that has never been counted toward educational benefits.
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now as co-chair of the congressional bipartisan burn pits caucus, this committee's highest priority in this congress has been working to address the health effects of toxic exposures in the military including from burn pits, i'm very concerned that the substantial spending in this bill could pull away from those efforts to address toxic exposure in this tight fiscal environment. i also have concerns that this legislation might continue a slow creep of permanent federalizing of the national guard which was never the intent. we must be mindful not to usurp state authority of the guard. what i do believe would be appropriate, however, would be to allow guardsmen and reservists to accrue g.i. bill eligibility for any time spent on federal active duty service other than training. as many in this body that serve here in congress have done as guard and reserve. i was called to active duty for
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15 months. 12 months in iraq. that should count. that's a discussion we should have had. on what actually should maybe count and what shouldn't. because i think there is common ground. but we haven't had a chance to discuss it. there's just the bill. representative moore has offered a substitute amendment which would do exactly that. and i hope my colleagues will support that amendment like ido. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to oppose the bill as offered and to instead support representative moore's substitute amendment. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio yields. the gentleman from illinois reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. there are plenty of instances where training time and readiness training has counted toward the g.i. bill. we talk about the basic training that reservists and guard unit members go through, that has
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counted toward the g.i. bill. and if there's a worry about the federalization, federal dollars already pay for the training days that we are seeking for the guard unit members and guard -- and reservists to get credit for. with that, i would like to yield three minutes to my good friend and member of the house committee on veterans affairs and chairman of the subcommittee on technology and modernization, the gentleman from indiana, chairman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> it is my honor to rise in support of h.r. 1836, the guard and reserve parity act. i'm grateful for the sacrifices and services of all our national guard and reserve members. they stand ready at a moment's notice to protect our nation, our democracy and the health of our communities. two instances jump out at me when i think of the heroism of the indiana national guard members from this past year.
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the first was being able to spend time with our brave national forward members last year in the cafeteria of the department of labor on the other side of the capitol complex when they bravely rushed to our nation's capitol to defend our constitution and protect our democracy. mr. mrvan: the second was when i was able to stand side-by-side with them in the city of gary when they operated a federal vaccine site which provided over 60,000 vaccines in northwest indiana at a critical time now pandemic. the first district is also home to the proud slovak community and i'm particularly appreciative that the indiana national guard has a flourishing military partnership with our strong ally, the country of slovakia. we also have the 113th engineering national guard which i have shared time with, who the men and women have sacrificed their time, dedication and efforts to go over to afghanistan. and what this bill does is it gives us the opportunity to have
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equitable training and equitable educational opportunity for our national guardsmen. our nation today has the opportunity to treat their active duty of service on par with all branches of the military. and ensure that every day the national guard reserve member serve ours nation in uniform is a day that counts toward their g.i. bill benefits. thank you to the leader tip of congressman mike levin, chairman takano and all my fellow members of the veteran affairs committee for your commitment to our guard and reserve members and for bringing this measure to the floor today. i also want to thank chairman takano on his leadership to protect the national guardsmen on the burn pits and the toxic fumes that we have passed. and how we are providing benefits and making sure that that is distributed fairly and equitably and making sure they receive the benefits necessary. i urge my colleagues to support this important legislation and again thank you mr. chairman for the time.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the gentleman from california. mr. takano: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, plm mr. speaker. at this moment i would like to yelled three minutes to a man who has truly experienced what it is to serve the highest ranking officer that serves in this body today, and that's general jack burrtop. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. burton: thank you, mr. speaker. thank you to mr. bost. i'm always proud to stand on this floor and talk about the men and women who serve our country and it is our country. i rise in opposition today to h.r. 1836, the guard and reserve parity act of 2021. mr. bergman: and it kind of saddens me that i have to rise in opposition because while this
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bill, well intentioned, is unfortunately potentially prone to unintended consequences on the overall readiness of our armed forces, active reserve and guard, but first i must note that these issues could have been brought to light earlier had this piece of legislation gone through regular order, received proper consideration across all the normal things that we historically have done. it receive nod legislative hearings. for going the opportunity to receive input from key stake holders, veterans service organizations. new committee members on both sides of the aisle, and even the biden administration without that engagement, we're just left with a bill that in its current
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form which would count guard and reservists' federal active duty service days toward g.i. eligibility including for training, and there's a very subtle difference, it's a very exact difference in law, between active duty for training and active duty. i spent much of my four-year marine corps career in the reserve component. and in fact a little known part of my bio, my first two years off of active duty in the marine corps i spent two years as a member of the rhode island national guard. so not only active component reserve component but also a guardsman as well. my final assignment for 4 1/2 years i commanded. i had the blessing and the opportunity to command the marine corps reserve. roughly 100,000 folks. in 183 sites across the country.
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at a time when we were deploying them at never before seen rates. i will always stand by the unwavering service and sacrifice given by the men and women in the reserve component and the national guard. this bill, however, may unintentionally again become an obstacle to the recruitment and retention efforts of our active component military. we are in the time and have been for over 40 years of an all recruited force on all levels. even as governors offer nong.i. -- the parity that -- mr. bost: i yield the gentleman two more minutes. mr. bergman: my passion i guess is extending the time. i thank the gentleman for that. even as the governors already offer nong.i. bill education
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benefits to their guard members, the parity with active duty forces this bill is seeking for the guard and reserves, could impact our active duty military which we need to be ready at all times considering today's global threats. today with more than four years after my colleagues and i passed into law an unprecedented g.i. bill expansion to allow any veteran to use these g.i. bill benefits without benefit -- without restrictions of time, so they are good to go, for as long as they live, i still believe there are many ways that we can work responsibly to expand these benefits. for these reasons i will be voting in favor of my friend and colleague mr. moore's benefit expansion amendment to ensure guard and reservists accrue g.i. bill eligibility during any and all federal active duty days that are not training days. with that, i urge my colleagues to oppose the bill and support the moore amendment. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan yields back. the gentleman from illinois reserves. the gentleman from california is
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recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, how much time is remaining? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california has 13 1/2 minutes. the gentleman from illinois has 14 minutes. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i now yield to a member of the committee who also serves as the chair of our subcommittee on energy and water and appropriations, from the great state of ohio, my colleague, chairwoman marcy kaptur. i yield three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from ohio is recognized. ms. kaptur: thank you, chairman takano, so very much. mr. speaker, i rise today in support of h.r. 1836, the national guard and reserve g.i. bill parity act. i thank the chairman takano and representative levin for their important work on this legislation that finally acknowledges the undervalued
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service of our guard and reservists. the sponsor's sentiments ring true. every day in uniform counts. at least it should count. should count more. in ohio, there are over 11,400 national guard members performing strategic and operational duty to whom we owe enormous gratitude. our national guard protects our homeland, it supports the mission of our troops abroad, it provides critical support to people in times of urgent need from natural disasters to the public health covid emergency we are in right now. the national guard and reserves have been an invaluable readiness resource throughout the covid-19 pandemic and are continuing to fill critical roles in response to the pandemic. my home state of ohio the ohio national guard has helped the ohio food banks distribute over 56 million pounds of food at 14 food banks and wear houses, including the compleed
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northwestern ohio food bank. they provided food banks the support they needed to keep children, seniors, veterans, and families fed during these very trying times. they set up covid-19 testing clinics and traveled to state to keep our communities safe. and they are currently stationed at 12 testing locations across ohio and now thanks to president biden's executive actions, 2,300 guard members have been activated across ohio to help hospitals and public health experts care for those most in need so all the omicron variant patients that are flooding our hospitals have some hope of survival. the service and dedication of our national guard and reserves require that we appropriately recognize and appreciate their sacrifices. while the debt we owe them cannot be fully repaid, the legislation before us ensures that these honorable men and women will receive the plor access to educational benefits they so rightly deserve.
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providing these benefits will aid the recruitment and retention of national guard units at home and abroad while further investing in our service members' futures. with six national guard sites in my own congressional district and several reserve units nearby, i know this legislation will have a deep and lasting impact on our state's residents and those who answer the call to serve. it's certainly my privilege to represent these guard and reservists in congress and i'm proud to support enhancing the benefits that they can have access to and reserve for their service. may god be with all our men and women in uniform. i thank you very much and yield my remaining time back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields. mr. takano: i thank the jail. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. just clear up some statements i think that were made.
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some of the peoplep while talking. people while talking. it was brought up that we actually have already dealt with toxic exposures and we haven't. it's vitally important we understand that. those costs that we are still going to look at whether it's 300 or 150 or whatever it is, we haven't found that out or figured that out, it's vitally important to understand it's still out there and it is going to be a cost. someone that we trust tremendously on watching our costs and watching our spending from our side of the aisle who does a great job for us, i'd like to recognize for three minutes the gentleman from missouri, mr. smith. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from missouri is recognized. mr. smith: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank the gentleman, ranking member from illinois, for yielding. before we vote on new legislation, it's very important that we have an honest look at the price tag. as republican leader of the house budget committee, it's my
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responsibility to track how new spending impacts our nation's bottom line. every time washington passes unpaid for legislation that adds a new benefit or program or expands an existing one, our fiscal problems get much worse. at each one of these moments, we take another step towards either raising taxes on middle and low-income working class americans, or asking china for another i.o.u. look no further than the $2 trillion biden bailout bill that was passed back in march. it added trillions, trillions to our nation's debt. then also the multitrillion, the $5 trillion b.b.b. that was passed out of this house adds trillions to our debt. according to the congressional budget office, that's the
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official scorekeeper for congress, the true cost of the bill before us is hidden. the true cost before us is hidden. and why? on paper the will appears -- the bill appears paid for. however the new spending does not begin until 2025, and then the expansion of benefits does not go into effect until after the budget window in 2032. meanwhile, the pay fors all go away within the 10-year window. this is a creative way for democrats to use budget gimmicks and delay programs start dates to push through billions in unpaid for spending. these types of budget gimmicks are exactly what democrats have been doing with the $5 trillion spending bill that was called out and why senators on the other side of the building will not support your legislation. so congress must stop kidding
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itself with fancy full accounting, stop pretending that creating and expanding government programs, especially mandatory spending programs, they won't come with a real -- that won't come with a real fiscal impact. start being honest with the american people about the true price tag and the consequences of the reckless actions. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the gentleman from illinois reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, there has been an honest reckoning and assessment by the c.b.o. and this bill is paid for, according to the rules. the same rules that my republican counterparts observe. i'd like to at this time yield three minutes to my good friend and member of the financial services committee where he's chairman of the oversight and investigation subcommittee, chairman al green from texas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. green: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, and still i rise.
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i rise today in support of this legislation because the guard and reserve deserve parity. they have been there for us and we must be there for them. when natural disasters beset the land and there are wildfires on the west coast, they are there. when hurricanes ravage the gulf coast, they are there. when tornadoic activities are all within the midsection of the country, they are there. they have been there for us and we must be there for them. they do leave their families just as the active duty service persons do. yes, they leave their children. they leave their wives.
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they leave newborns. but they come to serve and protect us just as they did after the assault on the capitol. they were here to prevent democracy from being eroded. they were here to protect the president and vice president. they have been here for us. we must be there for them. they have been there when many of us, many of us had no other hope other than to have them show up to defend us. i remember katrina, i remember what was happening in new orleans. i went down there. i saw the national guard come in. i saw them protect and defend. we have a duty and obligation to them and this is our opportunity to fulfill it. so, mr. chairman, i thank you
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for what you are doing today. for multiplicity of reasons, one being i don't want to see what happened to the merchant mariners happen to the national guard and reserve. took them 44 years to get g.i. benefits. we cannot allow this to happen. so i am there, i am here, and i will be there for them. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas yields back. mr. takano: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i have listened to the debate with many others and so many times it is being misunderstood that guard and reserve don't receive these benefits when they are called up on -- they actually do on many of the existing federal orders. the moore amendment would allow that to occur. i think many of our members are
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confused on what they actually are receiving time for towards their g.i. bill. i want to express, again, that what we are saying is is that the overreach here that occurs is -- occurs whenever those two, one weekend a month, two weeks a year that they know when they sign up for that that is the difference is not going to be credited. with that i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, at this time i want to yield three minutes to my good friend who serves on the education and labor committee, with myself and the science, space, and technology committee, representative baumann from new york. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. bowman: thank you so much, mr. speaker. it is our responsibility to ensure that our veterans have the resources they need to access care after serving. every year brave men and women enlist in the military, seeking
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to serve their country, pursue a better life and obtain benefits and security for their future. this means being able to afford college, having access to housing, health care, and other opportunities. our troops are deployed into active war zones that too often leave veterans with ptsd, suicidal ideation, ak site, depression, and other mental health challenges. regardless of what congressional district you live in, you will always take what happens in your service back home with you. but when they return, our government has failed to provide them with the care and support they deserve. the outcome is a veterans suicide crisis. the suicide rate for veterans is 1.5 times higher than the rate of nonveteran adults. i see this in my district. i have had veterans call my
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office and as a last resort after not being able to access the health care they need in the v.a. my constituent services team has had multiple cases of veterans struggling with suicidal ideation and other mental health challenges who have expressed immense frustration that no one in our government seems to care about their well-being. . our veterans deserve better and we must do better. i'm grateful for incredible organizations in my district like black veterans for social justice, veterans for peace and the american legion who are leading with care, working to support our veteran's mental health by destigmatizing mental health care and connecting veterans to mental health professionals. they regularly host sport groups for veterans with mental health challenges, advocate for a stronger v.a. system and provide
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one-on-one opportunities for veterans to learn about benefits available to them. our amendment to h.r. 1836 builds upon their work to ensure that when transitioning to civilian life veterans receive information about what health care and mental health care services are available to them. including how to access the veteran crisis line and seek mental health support. this amendment also specifies that this information should be provided to veterans in a manner that helps destigmatize mental health and encourages veterans to reach out. these are important steps toward creating a society in which every single veteran has access to universal high quality health care and is empowered to seek out the mental health support they need to thrive. if you are a veteran who is struggling with mental health challenges please know that you are not alone and that seeking
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our mental health support is an important step toward feeling better. during these especially difficult times we must care for ourselves and one another. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from illinois reserves. mr. takano: it is my -- mr. bost: it is my honor to yield to a woman who continues to support, with her help we continue to pee serve the sacred test of -- trust of our men and women in uniform and the 200,000 who become veterans each year. of course i'm referring to the speaker of this great house and my my own state, nancy pelosi. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. the speaker: thank you for yielding. i thank the gentleman for his
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leadership in bringing this important legislation to the floor. our veterans, we owe them everything. they make us the home of the brave, the land of the free they protect our democracy. they and their families make us so very, very proud. mr. speaker, and i thank you again, mr. tay yao noah, as chair of the committee, and mr. levin for his leadership on this particular legislation which i will acknowledge in a moment. but first, mr. speaker, i want to say nearly eight decades ago when congress enacted the first g.i. bill, our nation made a bipartisan and unbreakable promise that every hero steps forward to defend our nailings deserves the tools to succeed when they come home. today the house will proudly take another strong step toward fulfilling that pledge. on behalf of the congress i commend the outstanding leadership of the committee
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chair, mark takano who has ensured the veterans affairs committee remains committed to its long legacy of bipartisanship. and i salute the chair of the veterans affairs subcommittee on economic opportunity, congressman mike levin of california, both for leading on this important legislation every step of the way. and for his lifetime advocacy on behalf of our military community. every time our nation seeks to -- expand benefits for veterans we have listened closely to the men and women in uniform and our veterans, taking their insighs and expertise into account. we continue to listen to them today. to build upon our progress and appropriately honor their service. on a regular basis we have a meeting with our veteran service organizations. the american legion is very much
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a part of that as well as other groups reflecting our involvement in other wars since world war ii. that's where we still have a few veterans from then. what's interesting about this legislation today, to me, is that again, it sprang from listening to our men and women in uniform and our veterans as to what their needs are. that's exactly how the first g.i. bill came to be. the veterans of world war i recognizing the disadvantages that they were at after world war i came forth with a proposal to have the g.i. bill. so this was passed and signed by franklin roosevelt during world war ii at the suggestion of veterans of world war i. during the dark days of the second world war and after listening to the calls of the brave veterans of world war i,
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president roosevelt made clear the urgent moral imperative of supporting our returning soldiers. in a message to congress in november, 1943, he said, the members of the armed forces have been compelled to make greater economic sacrifice and every other kind of sacrifice than the rest of us and they are entitled to definite action to help take care of their special problems. the president said that. i'm proud that my father was in this chamber, thomas dell sandro, was in this chamber when he said that. his brother would be lost shortly thereafter in the battle of the bulge. less than a year late congress enacted the first g.i. bill on an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote marking a turning point in how our nation cares for our veterans. in doing so we made a
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transformational investment in our service members, opening the doors to a college education and launching millions of families into the middle class. whether it was home ownership or so many different things. in 2008 it was my great privilege to serve as speaker of the corning when we took the crucial step to bring these benefit into the 21st century with the post9/11 g.i. bill, passed on a strong bipartisan vote and signed into law by president george w. bush. we expanded the promise of a full four-year college education to veterans of iraq and afghanistan and we ensured in subsequent legislation that their families could also take advantage of that benefit. and in 2017, we strengthened as well by improving benefits and closing pa gaps in eligibility to we can best serve those who
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serve our -- served our nation. yet today too many veterans still do not receive equal access to life-changing benefits they have earned. over the last few decades our valiant reservists and guardsmen have become even more integral to america's national security strategy. our reservists often serve side-by-side with active duty service members, do the same jobs and incur the same risks. as our nation has battled the pandemic, our communities have relied on our guardsmen to help protect our nation from the deadly virus. these heroes are essential to keeping our families and our nation safe but current law falls short of delivering the benefits they deserve. with the dward and reserve g.i. bill parity act we will ensure that every day that our reservists and guardsmen, heroes, that serve in uniform, will count toward their g.i. benefits.
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and in doing so we will lift up hundreds of thousands of current and future veterans across the nation to that they too will have the opportunity they need to thrive in the 21st century economy. let me be clear ensuring every service member has equal access to benefits is an issue of fairness. when we pass this legislation we will build on a proud, bipartisan progress forged by generations of lawmakers in this chamber and in the senate as well. we show our heroes that they will always have our unwavering support and we honor the sacrifice on the battlefield, the military battles, and on the battlefield we will leave know soldier behind and when they come home we pledge we will leave no veteran behind. there's so much more, listening listeningto our veterans and see members that we can learn that we must do so they can take their strongest position when they come home.
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and in this all-american spirit i urge a very strong aye vote for this legislation, thanking the distinguished chairman for his leadership and mike levin for his persistence, his releanless persistence on the benefit of our veterans as a member of that important committee. with that, i urge and aye vote and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back, the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: thank you, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from illinois is recognized plfl bost: thank you, mr. speaker. -- mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i think it is needed to be that members of the house can know and understand. many speakers including the previous speaker brought up the fact that those who serve should receive these benefits that actually serve in the battlefield. when they do, they do. under this existing system right now. they receive that benefit. what we're talking about now is
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an expansion to those days of reservists, the two -- the weekend a month and the two weeks a year. it's completely different than the fact that when they're on federal orders. and the moore amendment would deal with that and take care of that. that being said i would like to yield three minutes' time to the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. fitzgerald. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. fitzgerald: thank you, mr. speaker. it's an honor to be here to offer this m.t.r. if we adopt the motion to recommit we will instruct the house committee on veterans affairs to consider an amendment to h.r. 1836 which ensures members of the armed forces granted a general discharge under honorable conditions solely for refusing the covid-19 vaccine are eligible for the g.i. bill education benefits of which the speaker just spoke about. i therefore ask unanimous
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consent to include the text of the amendment in the record immediately prior to the vote on the motion to recommit. thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, on august 24, 2021, the secretary of defense issued a directive requiring mandatory covid-19 vaccination for all service members including those in the ready reserve and the national guard. despite the challenges this vaccine mandate currently faces in charge the defense department had proceeded to discharge those who refused the vaccine. hundreds of soldiers, sailor, airmen, marines, guardians have already been discharged and as many as 20,000 service members remain at risk over being involuntarily removed from service. outrageous. to prevent those who have refused the vaccine from being dishonorably discharged, congress included a provision in the fiscal year 2022 national defense authorization act
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limitingties charges for failure to receive the covid-19 vaccine to either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. this change succeeded in stopping further disciplinary actions or court-martial for those who refused the vaccine. however it potentially leave miss veterans in limbo. between leaving the service with full benefits or having their education benefits stripped as they walk out the door. as many of my veteran colleagues in this chamber know those service members who receive a general discharge under honorable conditions are ineligible for the montgomery and post-9/11 g.i. bill benefits due to restrictions congress implemented in 2011. while this change was intended to open eligible status to members of the national guard, there will now be a group of veterans who have served
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honorably up until this point of refusing covid-19. who will now have their education benefits completely wiped out. for those who may not know the full breadth of education benefits entitled to a veteran let me give you just a couple of items. a veteran who has served at least 36 months on active duty is entitled to 100% of post9/11 g.i. benefits. that includes full tuition coverage for public schools. or roughly $26,000 annually for private education or apprenticeships. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from wisconsin is recognized. mr. fitzgerald: that veteran receives a monthly housing alowness which varies by location up to $1,000 and dwhriel cover books and school supplies. we're talking well over $100,000
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of education benefits. let's be clear on who this is truly affecting. mr. speaker, we're not talking about recruits who fresh out of basic train or those discharged at the station. these are men and women who have done their time, paid their dues and served with disting tings up until the point of refusing this vaccine. now we're going to tell them i we don't care how spotless their record may have been beforehand. that's because they made a moral, ethical and even religious objection to a vaccine. those who have fought those who defebded our country should not be deprived of the benefits they deserve simply for refusing to comply with this divisive and potentially unlawful vaccine mandate. my motion to recommit corrects this disparity by ensuring any member of the armed services who receives a general discharge under honorable conditions solely for the refusal of the
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covid-19 vaccine is entitled to education benefits. we are a country that rewards our heroes. not punishes them. and this motion to recommit makes sure of that. i urge the adoption of this motion to recommit and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, the issue of how service members are disciplined for refusing to take the vaccine has already been addressed in the national defense authorization act. it already states plainly that there could be a general discharge or an other than honorable discharge. or an honorable discharge. so the -- there is seeming to me
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an irrelevant advance -- irrelevance or unnecessary this proposed m.t.r. we already have a solution that has been agreed to in the armed services space, jurisdiction. that being said, i believe -- do i not have any further speakers. i'm prepared to close. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i am ready to close. but there are a few things in the closing that i want to be sure and bring up. first off the g.i. bill cannot be included -- was not included, those benefits would be removed if they are refused to take the vaccine. that is -- the m.t.r. is actually a legitimate motion that is something that we do need to deal with. that was not taken care of in
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that bill. just so you know, the vitally important issue that was brought up by general bergman, our speakers that we have had here today, they don't take this lightly. they are very serious about this. they have served themselves. they have served in these capacities. they understand the concern. and the concern of retention in the act -- active force is a serious concern. we just received notice that the army raised its max bonus for new recruits to $50,000 due to struggling trying to get people to come on to active reserve. by offering this benefit above and beyond, that's been a concern of many of those that have expressed that kesh. concern. let me tell you this i want to thank chairman takano an others for thoughtful and respectful debate, which is vitally important on an issue like this. i also want to -- congressman,
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his passion on these issues was truly present as well. we understand that. i'm a former marine. i am a former active marine. i am a marine, once you are a marine, always a marine. as a father of a marine and grandfather of a marine, these issues are personal to me. i understand the sacrifices that members of our national guard make every day. and i think some of the things that were spoken here today confuse the fact that when they get called up to active duty, go over to iraq, afghanistan those qualify towards their g.i. bill. it does. and i'm not opposed to them receiving education benefits, nor was anybody that spoke here today. but the guard and reserve is that. it's a guard and reserve. whenever they are activated, yes, they should receive those benefits. that's why the moore amendment is so vitally important we'll talk on later.
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if we adopt that, it will cover everything except that component that those guard and reserve members knew when they joined that they didn't get those benefits for that one weekend a month and those two weeks a year. why is that? because it's a separate standing than active duty military personnel. this discussion, and i know, we all want to respect our guard and reserve, but this is not the way to do it. doing it in the right order, hearing from everyone in committee, discussing these issues, bringing them up and let input from those stakeholders that are involved was the proper way to do this. to the o -- not to do it here on the floor in this manner. with that i think the debate has been really good. i think -- i hope that the people that are listening understand. i hope that our colleagues
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understand what it is that a vote against this is not a vote against the guard and reserve. a vote against this is simply saying, no, there is another way that's more fiscally responsible. that will still offer benefits and reward those for their service. but this is not the right way. with that i encourage my colleagues to vote no on the underlying bill, yes on the amendments that we are coming up with, but no on the underlying bill. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois yield back. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i will in closing say that the minority has not raised a substantive argument, serious argument against the sense of this bill. this is a good, good piece of legislation.
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one that is agreed to and supported by numerous veteran service organizations. to the issue of -- to the objection raised by the minority over a lack of process and lack of regular order, this is not true. we have had ample opportunity for the minority to have input in numerous hearings related to this topic. as to the concern over recruitment and retention of our active duty forces, i will remind my esteemed ranking member, the esteemed ranking member for whom i have great admiration for his own service and service of his family in the military, that we turn to the guard and reserve in greater, greater dependence in the post 9/11 era. because we were able to turn to them, we did not have to have
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discussions about a draft. we had issues recruiting folks for our military in the early oughts to the numbers we needed. we had to return to the reserve and guard. we need good incentives and great retention incentives for our guard units and our reserve units all across this country because we are going to depend on them less. we are going to depend on them moore. and the tempo of the training, all we are saying is that the readiness training they undergo, the readiness that they undergo, is no less than the readiness training of our active duty troops. regardless of whether they knew or didn't know it when they signed up as reservists or guard.
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they deserve to have every day count. now is the time for congress and this house to say that every day of readiness training should count toward g.i. bill eligibility. with that i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back. all time for debate has expired. each further amendment printed in part a of the house report 117-225 shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and the opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to demand for division of the question.
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it is now in order to consider amendment number 1 printed in part a of house report 117-225. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition. >> mr. speaker, i have an amendment at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 1 printed in part a of house report number 117-225 offered by ms. ross of north carolina. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 860, the gentlewoman from north carolina, ms. ross, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from north carolina. ms. ross: thank you, intreek. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. ross: mr. speaker, i rise today to urge support for my bipartisan amendment which will require the v.a. to notify transitioning service members of
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the services for which they are personally eligible. notification must include information about mental health care, community care under the mission act, and care related to military sexual trauma. troubling reports have found that many france itioning -- transitioning veterans are not aware of the health benefits available to them through the v.a. a recent department of defense office of the inspector general report found that the d.o.d. has failed to provide proper mental health screening and care for transitioning veterans. in part, because so many veterans do not understand what care is available to them. the transition away from active service can be a tumultuous time during which many new veterans face mental health issues. left unaddressed, these issues
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can be debilitating and deadly. my father served as a psychiatrist in the air force during the vietnam era. he witnessed firsthand the need for proper and timely mental health care among veterans. but mental health resources at the v.a. can only be helpful to those who know of their existence. we owe a debt of gratitude to our veterans and they deserve gold standard and seamless access to the benefits that they earned. my amendment will help new veterans understand and access the care to which they are entitled. mr. speaker, i thank congresswoman gonzalez colon, congressman bowman, and congresswoman moore for joining me in offering this amendment and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentlewoman from north carolina reserves. for what purpose does the the gentleman from illinois seek recognition. mr. bost: i claim time in opposition to the amendment although i am not opposed. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. bost: thank you. congresswoman ross' amendment would require v.a. to share information regarding mental health, mental health care, community care, and other services to veterans who have recently transitioned out of the military. leaving the military can be a difficult and vulnerable time for many veterans. it is critical that separating service members receive support as they restart their civilian lives. part of that is ensuring that they are educated and empowered to take advantage of the benefits they earned by serving
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in the nation in uniform. right now the education occurs primarily through the transition assistance program, or t.a.p. t.a.p. was created in 1990 and always includes information on the v.a. on what benefits are available and services that are transitioning out of the military may be eligible for. t.a.p. is a great program and vitally important because those of us who were older veterans, the only t.a.p. we got was on the shoulder, quood to see you, have a great life. now t.a.p. actually has that opportunity. in addition, the trump administration began a solid start program in 2019. through solid start all new veterans are on tacted by the v.a. three times during their first year out of uniform. those contacts occur 90, 180, and 360 dice after separation -- days after separation for service and are a priceless opportunity for newly separated
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service members to connect with v.a. congresswoman ross' amendment would require that the v.a. provide information to those new veterans that information -- including information regarding the health care, including mental health, community care, military sexual trauma, and the veterans crisis line. . through the solid start program, this amendment simply ensures that the materials be provided to new veterans, specifically, includes these subjects. for this reason i am in support of her amendment and encourage all of my colleagues to support that and i thank congresswoman ross and the other co-sponsors of this work and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. ross: thank you, madam speaker. thank you to the gentleman for
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his support. at this time i yield two minutes to the chairman of the veterans' affairs committee, the distinguished congressman takano. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. takano: madam speaker, i rise in support of the ross-gonzalez-colon--bowman- moore amendment. the ross amendment makes sure that v.a. informs our veterans of this care that they have earned just as they are entering civilian life. the first months are crucial in a veteran's transition out of the military, and the ross amendment ensures that veterans are aware of what kind of care and support they can access and how they can access it. so i urge all of my colleagues to support the ross amendment, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. ross: i reserve.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman has the only time remaining. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. ross: madam speaker, this amendment will help new veterans understand the specific benefits that they have and that they've earned through their service. i urge my colleagues to vote in favor of my amendment, the bill, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 860, the previous question is ordered on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from north carolina. the question is on the amendment. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. it is now in order to consider
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amendment number 2 printed in part a of house report 117-225. for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? mr. moore: madam speaker, i have an amendment at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 2 printed in part a of house report 117-225 offered by mr. moore of alabama. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 860, the gentleman from alabama, mr. moore, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from alabama. mr. moore: thank you, madam speaker. i rise in support of my amendment to replace the underlying bill, the text of my bill, h.r. 2047. this amendment would provide additional eligibility for members of the national guard who are called up on federal active duty orders for service other than training. as a former member of the national guard, i know all too well the challenges they face. the national guard has transitioned from recent years from a reserve force to domestic missions to a full-time force
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operating around the globe. my amendment would remove the presidential declaration requirements that have restricted benefits for so many in the national guard in the past. it would make it so that members of the national guard receive eligibility for time spent under any federal active orders that are not for training. this will provide eligibility for federal benefits to those who support the covid-19 relief, respond to natural disasters, and protect our southern border. i agree with chairman levin that we must take a hard look at the duty status performed and the expansion of benefits afforded to the national guard and reserve components while operating under federal active duty orders. my amendment would make it clear if you're called up on federal orders for something other than training, you should receive eligibility for g.i. benefits. however, i'm concerned with the expansion proposed in this bill that's a little too broad. we should allow the d.o.d. to complete their efforts and better align the benefits to certain duty statuses before we remove -- before we move forward
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with such a broad expansion. i think general bergman hit on point, we need to give them time to work through the process. the expansion of every day in the uniform could cost over $2 billion over the next 10 years in mandatory benefits where my expansion is only $16 million. we talk about inflation in here. today, we saw the highest increase in 40 years. this kind of runaway spending, i think we need to get a handle on it. i think my approach is surgical, if you will. it allows benefits to guard an service members without painting a broad brush for everyone in uniform. they will receive educational benefits while doing so in a fiscally responsible manner. i want to thank ranking member bost and all the staff for their support on this amendment. with that, i urge all my colleagues to support the amendment, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama reserves. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition?
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mr. takano: madam speaker, i rise to claim time in opposition to the amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. takano: madam speaker, i'd like to take a moment to highlight for the sponsor of this amendment, representative moore, and all members, just how severely this amendment would harm national guard and reservists from their states and districts. congressman moore represents the great state of alabama, and despite being the 24th most populous state in the union, alabama has the 12th largest national guard in the nation by number of service members. among the units in the alabama national guard that the moore amendment would shortchange by eliminating training days -- and i say training days are also readiness days -- is the balanced budget amendment 20th forces group -- alabama 20th forces group. members like it must complete two full years of training, from
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basic training through completion of the arduous qualification course. just to become qualified as special forces green berets. in order to maintain a high level of readiness and be ready to deploy when our nation calls on them, they must attend additional trainings to get certifications and proficiencies critical to their jobs as reservists. to be clear, this training is conducted at active duty schools right alongside their active duty counterparts. yet, guards and reservists don't receive credit for days they are in uniform despite maintaining the exact same readiness requirements. readiness matters. consider this -- in 2013, reservists spent 87,000 days on title 32 orders, which is how the reserve force assists with floods, hurricanes, and other significant events. however, in 2021, that number
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has -- had grown to 9.5 million days. this amendment would continue to uphold this unequal policy and prevent members of the alabama 20th group from acquiring -- from accruing days of service for training. otherwise, i would call -- training is another word for readiness. some states and service members from units like alabama's 20th group carry a heavier burden, but this example is not unique to alabama. all across the country, guard and reserve members from every state put their civilian lives on hold in defense of our nation. they give much of themselves, their sweat, blood, and sometimes even the ultimate sacrifice in service. and whether during training or deployment, they deserve the same benefits for the days -- for their days in service. they've earned it. finally, i would also note that the moore amendment uses the
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same rate change found in 1836 which we agree is a fair update to the earl program. let's be clear, a vote for this amendment is a direct statement to our guard and reserve service members that you don't think their days in service is equal to those in their counterparts. representative moore served in the national guard and i thank and commend him for that service. now i know he's a humble man, like most of our service members, but i think his days in service should be honored and given their due credit. and i know he may have participated in rotc, but if his education was not fully paid for by that program, then i think he should be given credit for his national guard service for g.i. bill eligibility. i urge representative moore to reconsider his submission of this amendment and urge all members to oppose the moore amendment. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. moore: thank you, madam speaker. with that i recommend --
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recognize the ranking member, mr. bost for four minutes. mr. bost: i thank the gentleman for four minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for four minutes. mr. bost: thank you, madam speaker. i rise in support of congressman moore's amendment to h.r. 1836, as amended, the guard and reserve g.i. bill parity act of 2021. while i do not support the underlying text of the bill, i believe that congressman moore's amendment, which i am a co-sponsor, would make important, commonsense changes to it. the underlying bill would make a vast and costly expansion of benefits to guard and reserve members to include the g.i. bill eligibility for every day in uniform under federal orders. this includes g.i. bill eligibility for weekend drills and training. as i stated during the general debate earlier, i believe that the bill -- this bill's $2 billion mandated cost is using
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rare offsets that take away from the priorities that this committee has in serving our nation's veterans. that is why today i stand in support of congressman moore's amendment. these -- the substituted provisions would simply -- simplify current law so that any time spent on federal active duty by members of guard and reserve for services other than for training would count towards the g.i. bill eligibility. this would include service in support of protecting the southern border, federal funded missions in support of efforts with covid-19 and other critical active duty missions. the amendment would only require $16 million in mandatory offsets compared to the $2 billion. the underlying bill would cost.
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not only is this policy change good for the nation's veterans, but it does not burden our children, grandchildren, and future generations of american taxpayers with tens of billions of dollars over several decades in unfunded offset costs like the underlying bill would. this is without question a more measurable and fiscally responsible approach to more fully honor the valuable service that these men and women of the guard and reserve perform. i want to thank congressman moore for his hard work on the amendment, and i yield -- before yielding back, i'd like to say that if a person votes against this bill, it is not a vote against the guard and reserve. it is a vote for the taxpayers, which guard and reserves are also taxpayers. it is the reason why we should have had a more full debate on this bill in committee so these things could have been brought up. with that i yield back the
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balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama's time has expired. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: may i inquire how much time i have? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has a minute and 15 seconds remaining. mr. takano: madam speaker, let me say there's nothing common sense about this amendment. there's no -- injustice to our reservists and guard units is not uncommon sense. unfairness to our guard and reservists is not common sense. to say this is a fiscal burden to our nation who depend on our guard and reservists in natural disasters and who our nation relies on -- who relies on -- who will rely on even more in the future, to say that is a
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fiscal burden, that is not common sense. madam speaker, it is time to make every day of readiness training that our reservists and our guard unit members perform, to make every one of those days count toward their g.i. bill eligibility. the g.i. bill, madam speaker, as speaker pelosi said, did amazing things for this nation in the post-world war ii era. that same amazing contribution of our reservists and our guards men will continue, and i yield back and urge all members to vote in favor -- vote against this amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. pursuant to house resolution 860, the previous question is ordered on the amendment offered by the gentleman from alabama. the question is on the amendment. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no.
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in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it. for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? mr. moore: i'd like to request the yeas and nays, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are ordered. 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 california wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative stanton, i inform the house that representative stanton will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. glenn grothman of wisconsin 6th district, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform
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the house that mr. grothman will vote yes on amendment number 2 offered by representative moore. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california wish to be recognizeed? >> madam speaker, as the member designated ms. matsui, i inform the house that ms. matsui will vote no on the moore amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the -- the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california wish to be recognizeed? >> madam speaker, as the member designated ms. lee of california and miss threeb of michigan, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. lee and ms. talib will vote nay on the moore of alabama amendment to h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by ms. ocasio-cortez of new york, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. ocasio-cortez will vote no on the moore amendment. as the member designated by ms. bush of missouri, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. bush will vote no on the moore amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north dakota wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated mr. reschenthaler of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. reschenthaler will vote yes on amendment number 2.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by chairwoman maxine waters, i inform the house that chairwoman waters will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida wish to be recognized. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by reps crist, car cardenas, and lawson, i inform the house that these members will vote nay on the moore amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama wish to be recognized. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. hagedorn of the great state of minnesota 01, mr. hagedorn will vote yea on amendment number 2. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york wish to be recognized. >> as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice lofgren, chairwoman lofgren, and chairman sean patrick maloney, these members will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek to be recognized. >> madam speaker, as the member
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designated by representative adams of north carolina, i inform the house that representative adams will vote no on the moore amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois wish to be recognized. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives pressley and grijalva, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california -- texas wish to be recognized. >> madam speaker, as the member
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designated by representative cuellar, i inform the house that this member will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york wish to be recognized. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. jacobs of new york, i inform the house that mr. jacobs will vote yea on amendment number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from washington wish to be recognized. >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by representatives bera of california and delbene of washington, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from delaware wish to be recognized. ms. blunt rochester: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. degette of colorado, i inform the house that ms. degette will vote no on the moore amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia wish to be recognized. >> as the member designated by rep schrier, i inform the house that representative schrier will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentleman from maryland wishing
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to are kneesed. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative dwight evans of pennsylvania's third district, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. events will vote nay on agreeing to -- evans will vote nay on agreeing to amendment number 2 offered by representative mr. moore and printed in house report 117-225.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts wish to be
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recognized. mr. mcgovern: as the member designated mr. welch of vermont, i inform the house that mr. welch will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas wish to be recognized. >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. mccaul of texas, i inform the house that mr. mccaul will vote yea on amendment number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from the state of hawaii wish to be recognized. mr. case: as the member designated by representative kehele, i inform the house that mr. kehele will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina wish to be recognized. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. mace of south carolina, i inform the house that ms. mace will vote aye on amendment number 2.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas wish to be recognized. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. gohmert of the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. gohmert will vote nay on -- yes, on amendment number 2. . the speaker pro tempore: flops the gentleman from florida wish to be recognized. >> thank you, madam speaker, as the member designated ms. salazar of florida, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. salazar will vote yea on the moore amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia wish to be recognized? mr. beyer: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. blumenauer, mr. desaulnier, mr. lieu, mr. lowenthal, ms. barragan, mr. cohen, ms. moore, and mr. moulton, i inform the house that these eight members will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland wish to be recognized? mr. brown: mr. speaker -- madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. defazio, mr. defazio will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from michigan wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. katko of new york, i inform the house that mr. katko will vote yea on amendment number 2. and madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. kinzinger of illinois, i inform the house that mr. kinzinger will vote no on amendment number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas wish to be recognized? ms. escobar: madam speaker, as the member designated by representative speier, i inform the house that she will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. waltz of the state of florida, i inform the house that mr. waltz will vote nay on amendment number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire wish to be recognized? ms. kuster: madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives bonamici, brownley, and meng, i inform the house that these members will
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vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. herrera beutler, i inform the house that ms. herrera beutler of washington will vote yea on amendment number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california wish to be recognized? mr. correa: madam speaker, as the member designated by the following reps napolitano, vicinitia gonzalez -- very sinta gonzalez of texas, roybal-allard, and vela, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the moore amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by for mr. crawford from arkansas, i inform the house that mr. crawford will vote yea on amendment number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island wish to be recognized? mr. cicilline: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. bass of california, ms. wilson of florida, mr. torres of new york, and ms. pingree of maine, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts wish to be recognized? mr. lynch: good afternoon, madam speaker. as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island, and pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin votes no on agreeing to amendment number two offered by representative moore and printed in the house report 117-225. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from california wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative ruiz, i inform the house that representative ruiz will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by representative boyle of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. boyle will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan wish to be recognized? mr. kildee: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. butterfield of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. butterfield will vote no on the moore amendment. as the member designated by mr. panetta of california, i inform the house that mr. panetta will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey wish to be recognized? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by
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representative jerry nadler of new york, ann kirkpatrick of arizona, andy kim of new jersey, donald payne of new jersey, albio sires of new jersey, and bonnie watson coleman of new jersey, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california wish to be recognized? mrs. steel: as the member designated by mrs. kim of california, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mrs. kim will vote on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california wish to be recognized? sherm -- mr. sherman: as the member designated by mr. john garamendi from california, i inform the house that mr. garamendi will vote no on the moore amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. smucker of pennsylvania, i inform the house that representative smucker will vote yes on the moore amendment. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from massachusetts wish to be recognized? ms. clark: as the member designated by representatives auchincloss, chu, leger fernandez, and frankel, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california wish to be recognized?
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>> as the member designated by representative stansbury, i inform the house that representative stansbury will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia wish to be recognized? mr. connolly: madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives price of north carolina, kind of wisconsin, titus of nevada, and doyle of pennsylvania, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the moore amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio wish to be recognized? ms. kaptur: as the member designated by representative rush of illinois, i inform the house that member will vote no on the moore amendment.
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toipd for what purpose does the gentleman from mid- -- the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. raskin: as the member designated by representatives moore, jayapal, pocan, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by representative ruppersberger, i inform the house that representative ruppersberger will vote no on the moore amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from massachusetts wish to be recognized? ms. clark: as the member designated by representative cooper, i inform the house that mr. cooper will vote no on the moore amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by representative casten, i inform the house that this member will vote no on the moore amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from virginia wish to be recognized. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. mceachin and ms. porter, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the moore amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado wish to be recognized. mrs. boebert: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. gaetz from florida, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote yea on the amendment number 2.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas --
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentleman from north carolina wish to be recognized. >> i inform the house that mr. lamborn of colorado will vote yes on amendment number 2. as the member designated by richard hudson of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. huttedson -- hudson will vote yes on amendment 2.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 198.
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the nays are 225. the amendment is not adopted. the previous question is ordered on the bill as amended. the question is on engrossment and third reading of the bill. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. third reading. the clerk: a bill to amend title 38 united states code to ensure that the time during which members of the armed forces serve on active duty for training qualifies for educational assistance under the post 9/11 educational assistance program of the department of veterans affairs, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the
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house will be in order. for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition. >> madam speaker, i have a motion to recommit at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: mr. fitzgerald of wisconsin moves to recommit the bill h.r. 1836 to the committee on veterans' affairs. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 19, the previous question is ordered on the motion to recommit. the question is on the motion. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the noes have it. the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. fitzgerald: i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. 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 florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated for mr. waltz of florida, i inform the house that mr. waltz will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative gerry nadler of new york and kirkpatrick of arizona, andy kim of new jersey, donald payne of new jersey, albio sizer of new jersey, and bonnie watson coleman of new jersey, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. glenn grothman
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of wisconsin 6th district, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. grothman will vote yes on motion to recommit h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative dwight evans of pennsylvania's third district, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. evans will vote nay on the motion to recommit h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. hagedorn of minnesota 01, i inform the house that mr. hagedorn will vote yes on the present motion to recommit. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. matsui, i inform the house that ms. matsui will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition.
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>> as the member designated by mrs. kim of california, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mrs. kim will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. gohmert from the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. gohmert will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition. ms. underwood: as the member designated by representative cast ten, i inform the house that representative casten will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition. mr. mchenry: as the member designated mr. lamborn of colorado, i inform the house that mr. lamborn will vote yes on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by mr. richard hudson of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. hudson will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek
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recognition. >> stanton, i inform the house that representative stanton will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition. >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. mccaul of texas, i inform the house that mr. mccaul will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by chairwoman maxine waters, i inform the house that chairwoman waters will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north dakota seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. reschenthaler of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. reschenthaler will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative bass of california,
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representative wilson of florida, representative torres of new york, and representative pingree of maine, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. herrera beutler of washington, i inform the house that ms. herrera beutler will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: frap does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. salazar of florida, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. salazar will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> as the member designated by chairwoman lofgren, chairwoman johnson and representative sean patrick maloney, i inform the house that these members will vote nay on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by representatives delbene and bera, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative boyle of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. boyle will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. katko of new york, i inform the house that mr. katko will vote yea on the motion to recommit and madam speaker as the member designated by mr. kinzinger of illinois, i inform the house that mr. kinzinger will vote nay on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representatives press lee and grijalva, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition?
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>> madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives panetta of california and butterfield of north carolina, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. gaetz of florida, i inform the house that the member will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by rep schrier, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that rep schrier will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative bobby rush of illinois, i inform the house that he will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by by mr. crawford, i inform the house that mr. crawford will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives crist, cardenas, and lawson, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. smucker of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. smucker will vote yes on the motion to recommit. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives
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vicente gonzales of texas, napolitano of california, roybal-allard of california, and vela of texas, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from haye seek recognition? -- from hawaii seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative kahele, i inform the house that representative kahele will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. connolly: madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives price of north carolina, titus of nevada, doyle of pennsylvania, and kind of wisconsin, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative
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speier, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that she will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by john garamendi of california, i inform the house that john garamendi of the great state of california will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative adams of north carolina, i inform the house that representative adams will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative ruiz, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that representative ruiz will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member
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designated by representatives bonamici, brownley and meng, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> i'm sorry. good afternoon, madam speaker. as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote no on the motion to recommit h.r. 1836, the guard and reserve g.i. bill parity act of 2021. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> madam speaker, mr. defazio votes no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. welch of vermont, i inform the house that mr. welch will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from -- for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. ocasio-cortez of new york, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. ocasio-cortez will vote no on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by ms. bush of missouri, pursuant
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to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. bush will vote know on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative moulton of massachusetts, representative lowenthal of california, representative desaulnier of california, i inform the house that these three members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. mceachin and
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ms. porter, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the notion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative suozzi, pocan, doggett and jayapal, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. mace of south carolina, i inform the house that ms. mace will vote aye on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representatives runners -- representative ruppersberger, i inform the house that mr. ruppersberger will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. jacobs of new york, i inform the house that mr. jacobs will vote yea on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: as the member designated by representative cuellar, i inform the house that he will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. lee of california and ms. tlaib of michigan, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. lee and ms. tlaib will vote nay on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by representative stansbury, i inform the house that representative standsberry will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by ms. barragan of california, mr. blumenauer of oregon and mrm the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by ms. degette of colorado, i inform the house that ms. degette will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from massachusetts wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by representatives auchincloss, chu, leger fernandez and
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frankel, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia recognize? mr. beyer: as the member designated by mr. lieu, i inform the house that mr. lewis will vote no on the motion to recommit. mr. lieu will vote no on the
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: as the member designated by ms. moore of wisconsin, i inform the house that ms. moore will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 204 and the nays are 219. the question is passage of the bill. those in favor, say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. for what purpose does the gentleman from -- >> i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuan t to section 3-s of house resolution 8, yeas and nays are ordered 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 rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: as the member designated by ms. bass of california, ms. ping glee of maine, ms. wilson of florida, these members will vote yes on
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final passage, i will as well. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek to be recognized. >> as the member designated by ms. mace, i inform the house that ms. mace will vote yes. >> as the member designated by representative speier, i inform the house that she will vote yes on home run 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas wish to be recognized. >> as the member designated by mr. mccaul of texas, i inform the house that mr. mccaul will vote no on home run 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. matsui, i inform the house that ms. matsui will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado wish to be recognized. mrs.boebert: as the member designated by mr. gaetz of florida, he will vote yea.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? torching torching as the member designated by chairwoman waters, i inform the house that chairwoman waters will vote yes on final passage of home run 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas wish to be recognized snr. >> as the member designated by mr. gohmert i inform the house that mr. gohmert will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina wish to be recognized. >> as the member designated by representative adams of north carolina, i inform the house that representative adams will vote yes on final passage of home run 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek to be recognized? >> as the member designated by ms. kim of california, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. kim will vote yes on home run 1836.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan wish to be recognized? mr. kildee: as as the member designated by mr. butterfield, he will vote yes -- i'm sorry, will vote yes on passage. got the wrong -- the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida wish to be recognized. >> as the member designated by ms. salazar, i inform the house that ms. salazar will vote yes on home run 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by representatives mceachin and ms. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition?
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>> as the member designated by mr. waltz of florida, i inform the house that mr. waltz will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia wish to be recognized? mr. beyer: as the member designated by mr. moulton of massachusetts, ms. moore of wisconsin, mr. tennessee and mrd mr. lowenthal of california, mrd mr. desaulnier of california, these members will vote yes on home run 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by mr. kinzinger, he will vote yes on home run 1836. as the member designated by mr. katko of new york, i inform the house that mr. katko will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. cuellar, i inform the house that he will vote yes on home
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run 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah will be to be recognize? >> as the member designated by mr. crawford, i inform the house that mr. crawford will vote yes. mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman johnson and congressman maloney, i inform the house these members will vote yes on home run 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek to be recognized. ms. blunt rochester: as the member designated by misdegette of colorado, i inform the house that misdegette will vote yes on home run 1836.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from hawaii seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. kahele, i inform the house that mr. kahele will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek to be recognized? mr. lynch: as the member designated by by mr. james langevin of rhode island and pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on final passage on home run 1836, the guard and reserve parity bill of 2021. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek to be recognized? >> as the member designated by representative boyle of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. boyle will vote aye on home run 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida wish to be recognized?
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>> as the member designated by representatives, card den asand they will vote yes on home run 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey wish to be recognized? mr. pallone: as the member designated by representative jerry nadler of new york and representative kirk patrick of arizona, donald payne of new jersey and bonnie watson coleman of new jersey, these members will vote yes on home run 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio wish to be recognized? ms. kaptur: as the member designated by bobby rush of illinois, i inform the house that he will vote yes on home run 1836.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california wish to be recognize dollars? >> as the member designated by representatives tive stanton, i inform the house that representative stanton will vote yes on home run 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by mr. garamendi of california, i inform the house that the gentleman from california, mr. garamendi will vote yes on home run 1836. .., . . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from washington wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by representatives bera and delbene, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative pressley and grijalva, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 1836.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by representative stansbury, i inform the house that representative stansbury will vote yes on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by vicente gonzales of texas, mr. vela of texas, mrs. napolitano of california, ms. roybal-allard of california, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. hawthorne of the great state of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. hagedorn, i'm sorry, will be voting no on h.r. 1836.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. lee of california and ms. tlaib of michigan, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. lee and ms. tlaib will vote yea on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland wish to be recognized? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by representatives suozzi, pocan, doggett and jayapal, i inform the house that these members will vote aye on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by representative schrier, i inform the house that representative schrier will vote yes on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north dakota wish to be
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recognized? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. reschenthaler of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. reschenthaler will vote no on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from massachusetts wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by representatives audiocassette enclose, chu, cooper, leger fernandez, frankel, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the -- for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by mr. lamborn of colorado, i inform the house that mr. lamborn will vote no on h.r. 1836. and as the member designated by mr. hudson of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. hudson will vote yes on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia wish to be
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recognized? mr. connolly: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. titus of nevada, mr. price of north carolina, mr. kind of wisconsin, and mr. doyle of pennsylvania, i inform the house that these members will vote aye on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from -- does the gentleman wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by mr. jacobs of new york, i inform the house that mr. jacobs will vote yea on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives bonamici, brownley and meng, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by mr. smucker of pennsylvania, i inform the house that representative smucker will vote no on h.r. 1836.
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thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by representative puppersberger, i inform the house that mr. ruppersberger will vote nay on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by mr. glen grothman of wisconsin's sixth district, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. grothman will vote no on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by mr. welch of vermont, i inform the house that mr. welch will vote yes on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote no on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california wish to be
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recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative ruiz, i inform the house that representative ruiz will vote yes on house resolution 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. ocasio-cortez of new york, i inform the house that ms. ocasio-cortez will vote yea on h.r. 1836. as the member designated by ms. bush of missouri, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. bush will vote yea on h.r. 1836. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, i inform the house that mr. defazio votes yes on h.r. 1836.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois wish to be recognized? for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois wish to be recognized? >> as the member designated by representative kasten, i inform the house that this member will vote yes on h.r. 1836.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative evans of pennsylvania's third district, and pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. evans will vote yea on h.r. 1836 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the -- for what purpose does the gentleman from utah wish to be recognized? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by herrera beutler of washington, i inform the house that ms. herrera beutler will vote yea on h.r. 1836.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? mr. joyce: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. smucker
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of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. smucker will vote yea on h.r. 1836. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: have all members voted?
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on this vote the yeas are 287, the nays are 135. the bill is passed. without objection, a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. 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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