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or 15 years ago, and far better than when the russians seized the crimea, and that is the number one reason putin has not invaded. in addition to that, he will suffer substantial -- substantial economic sanctions. we have been timid in imposing economic sanctions on putin when he does other things. he interfered in our 2016 election, and we did almost nothing. now and then, our state department will exaggerate what we did, but basically our main sanction was to tell some actors in st. petersburg that they are not going to get tourist visas. they are not going to see disneyland. they are going to have to settle for euro disney. i realized seeing mickey mouse in france is no substitute. >> we will leave this program to bring you live calvert --
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coverage of the u.s. house that is expected to work on voting rights legislation. >> --to accompany house resolution 868, considering the senate amendment to the bill, to amend title 51, to extend the authority of the national aeronautics and space administration to enter into solutions of non-access property of the administration. refer to the house calendar in order printed. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> i call up house resolution 868 and ask immediate consideration. >> the court will report the resolution. >> house calendar 62. house calendar 868 resolved. adoption of this resolution shall take from the speakers table, bill hr 84746, to extend
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the authority of the national aeronautics and space administration to enter into leases of nonaccess property of the administration, and to consider in the house without intervention of any point of order. there is an offer by the chair committee on house administration, that the house concur in the senate with an amendment consisting of the rule . the senate motion should be considered as read, and should be available for one hour, equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member on the committee of house administration. the previous question shall be considered as ordered to its adoption without intervening motion. the gentleman is recognized. >> for the purposes of debate, i yield the customary 30 minutes. the gentlewoman from minnesota, my good friend, ms. fischbach, pending which time i yield
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myself. during consideration, for the purposes of debate only, i ask unanimous consent that all members be given five legislative days to revise and extend the remarks. >> without objection. >> the rules committee met and reported a rule, house resolution 868, providing the consideration of a senate a mendment. it makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the committee that the host concur with the senate amendment consisting of the text of the freedom to to vote, john r. lews act. the rule provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the house administration. madam speaker, this is about more than a bill. and it's about more than a process. this is a rescue mission to save american democracy. because right now we are in the midst of the most significant
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period of voter suppression in recent history. all across the country, in service to a lie started by the former president, and spread by some in this very body, state legislatures are moving to make it harder for people to cast their ballot. polling places are being closed so the nearest location is now miles and miles away. early voting times are being slashed during this global pandemic, so it is now too unsafe for some people to vote. voting rolls, including faulty voter purges, are becoming more likely and common. and vict voter i.d. laws are being used to disenfranchise more and more people from casting their ballots. madam speaker, in one state it has even become illegal to provide voters waiting in line with food and water. that is why we're here today. because some believe that the
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only way for them to win is to rig an election. many on the other side want to us turn a blind eye to all of this. just like they turn a blind eye to the insurrection and the creeping authoritarianism. while i'm not willing to look away -- well, i'm not willing to look away. people fought and died for the freedom to vote in this country. we served with someone who nearly gave his life for the right to vote. congressman john lewis. he was beaten by mobs using baseball bats and chains, attacked by racist members of the k.k.k., and even thrown in jail. but still he fought for the freedom to vote. if he was willing to withstand all of that to do what's right then certainly we can cast a vote to defend our democracy.
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john once said and i quote, change often takes time. it rarely happens all at once. in the movement, we didn't know how history would play itself out. when we were getting arrested and waiting in jail or standing in unmovable lines on the courthouse steps, we didn't know what would happen but we knew it had to happen. i don't know what will happen in the senate, madam speaker but i know this vote has to happen because the freedom to vote is under assault. we have a system today that undermines the civil rights of the young, the poor, and those who don't look like me. it's a system that's allowed presidents to win elections. it's a system that's allowed politicians to gerrymander their way into office. and it's a system that gives the 26 least populous states representing just 17% of the
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country the chance to derail legislation that the vast majority of americans support. that's the retail of the senate filibuster, madam speaker. make no mistake, despite the claims by some, the filibuster is not sacrosanct. it's been changed over 161 times. in the last five decades. and nowhere, nowhere, does it appear in the constitution of the united states. just recently, a bipartisan group of senators came together to advance a filibuster carveout to raise the debt ceiling. now i'm glad they did. that was the right thing to do. a default would have been catastrophic for our economy. certainly allowing a carveout for voting rights is also the right thing to do. we need to pass the freedom to vote john lewis act to ensure that every american has the ability to make their voice and
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vote heard in our democracy. and i wish we could get a majority of republicans to support voting rights. you know, they used to. the voting rights act was re-authorized four times with overwhelming bipartisan support. including in 2006 under the presidency of republican george w. bush. but something has changed. this isn't your grandfather's republican party anymore. it is a party defined by the big lie, wild conspiracy theories and winning elections by trying to suppress the vote. to set a standard that we must act on this bill or that the senate should act on filibuster reform only if republicans come along is a fool's errand. on what planet, madam speaker, are the people causing the problem going to help solve it? i'd rather be on the side of john lewis and cast my lot with the big lie. i'd rather go it alone to defend our democracy than do nothing
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together. and yes, i'd rather lose an election than win by rigging the outcome. this fight may not be new but it is never -- it has never been more urgent. history is watch, madam speaker. and this moment is bigger than any of us. with the future of our democracy in the balance, i pray that my colleagues join me in saying the same and supporting this rule and the underlying measure. with that, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman verves. the gentlewoman pr minnesota is recognized. >> thank you, madam speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding me the customary 30 minutes and i yield myself such time as i may consume. today we were informed by the majority at the last minute that we would be brought in to discuss the nasa enhanced use leasing extension act of 2021 which was amended by the senate and will be amended yet again here in the house, if this rule passes. i don't think anyone here is
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surprised by yet another last-minute meeting but i am starting to feel the effects from all of the whiplash over the last year. this time, house democrats seek to insert the freedom to vote act and the voting rights advancement act as a last-ditch effort to cater to the senate majority's sporadic attempts to get something passed for their radical base. mrs. fischbach: even though we all know neither of these bills will pass through the senate. house democrats and senator schumer still need bipartisan support for this partisan bill. and certain other senators in their party have yield to -- have yet to cede to the fringe of their party and go nuclear on a long standing senate principle, the filibuster. whatever the thought process behind the effort tonight it is disappointing that it is yet another deeply partisan attempt to federalize all elections. the constitution places the responsibility for elections at
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the state level and has a long history of letting each state run their own elections. but h.r. 4, a component of this bill, would grant the federal government unprecedented control over state and local elections. it would empower the attorney general to bully states and force them to seek federal approval before making changes to their own voting laws. this is an assault on the rights of states and local governments to manage their own elections. the right to vote is one of our most fundamental rights as citizens. it isup setting to see the majority take advantage of this important issue because they are so desperate to maintain their power. this can be seen almost explicitly in the freedom to vote act which includes a new campaign finance provision that would ensure certain candidates receive millions of dollars in public funding for running a campaign. the majority does not discuss
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this provision very often but to the american people -- but do the american people really want public dollars go to fund pains? state oversight in elections is important. like so many things, the majority fails to recognize what works best for one state is not necessarily going to work in another state or across the country. states know what practices work best for their voters as they have done throughout history. it was not hard to find many flaws in this bill and i was able to do so with less than an hour's time, but i remain disappointed in the priorities and practices of this majority. thank you, madam speaker, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgovern: thank you, madam speaker. i yield one minute to the distinguished gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman. today is my birthday and i could not think of a better gift for
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the american people. in the last 24 hours we found that five states, republicans, decided to put in false certification to determine that trump actually won the november 2020 election. in the bill in texas that was passed after the big lie, they allowed a ledge -- allowed the legislature to overturn a duly held election. do you not think there's a siege on the rightful vote of americans no matter who they are? are people of color, of young people? i am so happy that we have decided to move forward on the freedom to vote act but the john robert lewis voter enhancement act that will stop the detrimental gerrymandering that wants to eliminate members of color. it is time now that the relic of the filibuster no longer promote discrimination and racism but frankly that we move on protecting democracy, on
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cradling democracy, on recognizing that we are patriots who stand to support the idea of the constitution. i support this rule because the constitution rules and the american people deserve the right to vote. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman from minnesota is recognized. mrs. fischbach: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from texas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> madam speaker, i'm prevented by house rules from using the profanity i'd like to because i stand here absolutely outraged. i'm outraged because the democrats have outdone themselves with this lie. i'm outraged because the democrats have made a mockery of bipartisan collaboration for cheap political gain. i'm outraged because the democrats have not one ounce of respect for this constitution or the rules or the consequences of their actions in this chamber. a few hours ago, h.r. 5746 was the nasa enhanced use leasing extension act.
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a simple, three-page bill that was good for nasa, good for our space industry and good for our taxpayers. a bill that i was very proud to co-sponsor. mr. babin: now in the dark of night this bill has been hijack and mutilated to become the latest iteration of the democrat's federal takeover of our election system, a wolf in sheep's clothing. in fact, the only thing left on this original bill is its number. what's worse, i can't even remove my name as a co-sponsor. isn't it riernic that isn't it ironic that the same bill was itself stolen? i can't say that i'm surprised. just like with elections, if they can't do it legally, democrats will find a way to hijack and steal it. and all of this from the party who claims republicans are the obstructionists. give me a break. madam speaker, i demand that my name be removed from this trojan horse and i urge every single
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one of my colleagues to vote no. and with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair cannot entertain the gentleman's request. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgovern: i'm not going to be lectured about respect for this institution by anybody. who after a violent attack against this capitol, the people who work here, this democracy, that after a violent attack, then coming to this house floor and voting to overturn, to nullify the will of the american people legislation to
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the floor tonight to eable us to fight for voting rights tomorrow when we vote for the legislation. many of us will have more to say tomorrow on the substance of that bill. but i just want to place this action in time. the speaker: today is an historic day because we are taking a big step forward, thanks to the leadership of the distinguished majority leader in the senate, chuck schumer, we are positioned now to take a step forward with this rule to enable us to debate the bill tomorrow, to fight for voting rights. yesterday, monday, two days ago, president -- no -- was it monday? president biden made it crystal clear that the senate must find
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a path forward to enshrine critical voting rights legislation into law. that was yesterday. today, house democrats will take another step to defend our democracy with legislation called the freedom to vote: john lewis act. we'll send it to the senate for urgent consideration after we debate it and vote on it tomorrow. i want to thank john sarbanes of maryland. this is a bill that we have voted on in this congress in the last congress, but also in this congress, in this house of representatives. we voted for the for the people act, which is the essence of the legislation we are considering now. with h.r. 1 in the house. in addition to that, it's attached to h.r. 4, the john lewis voter -- it's more than
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that. it's john r. lewis, voter advancement act, which will be, as i say, part of this package tomorrow. so because of the leadership of chuck schumer, john sarbanes, zoe lofgren, terri sewell, who has carried this legislation again and again, mr. butterfield, the distinguished chair of the judiciary committee, mr. nadler so, many people. we've had this debate over and over again in the house and in this congress. so when i hear people say oh, here comes a bill we've never seen. no, we voted in the house on this already. we had a vote in the house on this already. and this is as it comes back to us this time from the senate. yesterday, as i said, the president made it crystal clear that we had to get something done.
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again, mr. mcgovern is giving us that opportunity now. so i just want to say that -- why this is necessary. and it has been said in your committee this evening, but let me just be brief. because the night is getting on. since we passed the bill before, and in the course of the year, the republicans have continued their assault on voting rights in our country. nearly 400 bills introduced. 20 of them enacted into law. which not only suppressed the vote, making harder for people of color, people with disabilities, people to vote, but also legislation to nullify the vote. doesn't matter how people vote, it matters how the people we appoint decide how they vote.
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that is not a democracy. it strikes to the heart of the democracy. strikes to the heart of democracy. and that is why this legislation is even more necessary than when it was first introduced. it is a continuation in legislatures across the country of the assault that was made on this capitol to undermine the constitution, the capitol, the congress and our democracy. on january 6. and as the distinguished gentleman from massachusetts mentioned earlier, that there was not even a vote to accept on the part of many on the other side of the aisle the results of that election. i thank you, not only for your leadership tonight, but for that dangerous day, for to you take over the chair after the security spirited me out because of threats on my life. so, again, this is urgent.
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it's a repeat of what we have done and done again and again. we're glad that the senate is ready to receive this next iteration with very little change from what we have passed before. in georgia, when president biden delivered a clarion call to defend our democracy, he said, i will not yield, i will not flinching, i will defend your right, he said to folks, to vote and our democracy against all enemies, foreign and domestic. and so the question is, he said, where will the institution of the united states senate stand? well, we'll see. we have the question of the filibuster. now, until we have this debate on this voting rights and the filibuster's become a discussion, what was your view of what that word meant? when somebody said we're going to filibuster something or they were engaged in a filibuster, you thought they were going talk for a long time. filibuster.
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to talk for a long time. not to obstruct justice. not to obstruct debate. not to obstruct the majority to be able to take a vote to discuss something. by passing the freedom to vote john r. lewis act, the democratic house will make clear that we in this house stand with the president, yes, but with the american people to fight for voting rights. nothing less is at stake than our democracy. the sanctity of the vote, the integrity of our elections, that is what is at stake. so i thank all of our colleagues who participated in this for their committed leadership, for the people in the fight for voting rights and with that, i urge an aye vote and i yield back the balance of my time. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from minnesota is recognized.
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mrs. fischbach: madam speaker, i yield two minutes to the representative from texas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you to my colleague from minnesota. madam speaker, i'm glad that it was brought up tonight those who have served and been willing to give their lives for this country. now, if we're going to talk about numbers, let's talk about the numbers in 2020. more people voted in 2020 than ever in the history of this country before. and yet we're talking about suppression. well, under democratic leadership, our country is breaking records. record high inflation. record high illegal border crossings. historic levels of drug and human trafficking across border. skyrocketing energy prices. surging crime rates. and countless empty shelfs in
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grocery stores across the country. americans are watching the value of their paycheck literally shrink before their eyes in real-time as inflation spikes to the highest levels that we've seen in 40 years. the border is an absolute disaster. mr. pfluger: i was there last week. illegal border crossings are again the highest ever, with close to two million illegal apprehensions under president biden's watch. fentanyl has crossed our southern border at levels that we have never seen before and it's the leading killer of young adults in this country. 100,000 lives-plus in 2021. instead of bolstering american energy security, the white house is spending their time lobbying for a russian pipeline that will most certainly be used as a weapon against our allies in eastern europe. the policies of this administration and the
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democratic congress have led us into a record breaking season of crises. but instead of working to fix these issues, my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are attempting to distract the american people. do we really think that americans aren't paying attention? and tonight we're twisting the rules to pass a bill -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mrs. fischbach: i yield an additional 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pfluger: tonight they're twisting the rules to pass a rule to nationalize our election system, allowing for hard-earned taxpayer dollars to finance political campaigns and handing control of congressional district boundaries to the powers that be in washington, requiring states to allow felons to vote and overriding wildly popular voter i.d. laws. and to reference the president's disappointing speech yesterday, supporting voter i.d. or opposing this washington power grab does not make you george wallace or jefferson davis. that is nonsense.
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americans deserve a president and a government that will lead us out of crises, not create them. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgovern: thank you, madam speaker. let me just remind my colleagues that voter suppression takes many forms. sometimes it's republican state legislatures making it more difficult for people to vote. sometimes it's members of bodies like this that on one hand brag about the record turnout in the last election, but have been working overtime to try to nullify, to try to disqualify the votes of the people of this country. it's stunning. i request unanimous consent to insert in the record the july 2, 2021, u.s. news and world report article entitled republican, republican-led state legislatures pass dozens of
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restrictive voting laws in 2021. madam speaker, one voting rights expert said in this piece that we are in the midst of, quote, a voter suppression effort we haven't seen since the likes of jim crow, end quote. to suggest that this isn't happening is to ignore reality. i reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from minnesota is recognized. mrs. fischbach: madam speaker, i yield four minutes to the representative from texas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. burgess: i thank the gentlelady for yielding. this bill that we got in short order tonight does not reflect the actual text and once again the rules committee had very short notice to consider the text without a chance to read it and certainly now we're on the floor with no chance to amend it. the supposed to be a massive-focused bill. but it's actually a trojan horse. a trojan horse the democrats are using to drastically change election law, do it without any input from republicans, no input in the rules committee, no input
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here on the floor. no chance to amend it in the house administration committee. this is a messaging bill from the democrats to get a bill quickly passed in the senate while they've got an agreement. we saw how their chaotic attempts to pass build back better, how difficult that became and how that bill eventually failed. it is ridiculous that such large changes to such -- such large changes to longstanding law would happen approaching the middle of the night, when the american people won't realize until after the fact what we've done. that would be no surprise. does anybody really think the american people voted for #% inflation -- 8% inflation, to for gas lines for gas at over $4 a gallon, for a chaotic foreign policy that has caused the death of many of our allies and many of our service men as the exit from afghanistan showed? no one, no one voted for that. and yet we're told there's no
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problem, we'll just push ahead and we're going to get this done. we have a lot of issues that we could face, that americans are facing right now. no oversight of the covid relief bills amid reporting of waste and abuse. grocery shelves are y and the crisis continues on our southern border. congress has provided relief funds but no oversight funds and inflation is at i is highest. the president said should get a covid test. they are not available today. i went online and i thought this may be important. i received them and weren't free from the government. but aren't enough covid tests and the health care facilities
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are on life support. what is our administration doing? nothing. our response should not be so ununcoordinated in the third year. and we have had not had a hearing where we have jurisdiction over this issue. the hundreds of mig grants pouring. andrew: our front line border are underresourced. andrew: even more concerning, we require our federal agents to take a vaccine and mandated vaccine and yet the people comeing in will give them a vaccine if they would like and they don't have to take it. and i will tell you being down in el paso last week, it's about
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getting these kids, getting them pushed through. the average length of stay is 12 days, that means no back grouped checks. what are you going to do about how these children have been misplaced and abused and that we are providing the last mile to the cartels' business. these cries sees remain unresolved. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. burgess: we spend our time -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: i would like to insert a "guardian" article.
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more than 260 bills were introduced in 41 states to hijack the election process, if this isn't a crisis, i don't know what the hell is. >> republicans will offer an amendment to the you'll allowing for the immediate consideration of home run res. and i insert the text along with material with the vote. this resolution states the right to vote is fundamental to democracy and legitimate elections are those which are face from foreign interference. andrew: some cities in america of getting the right to vote
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including foreigners. and the resolution states firmly that the house of representatives recognizes that allowing the right to vote the right to vote. i present this amendment and i yield three minutes to the gentleman from illinois. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. davis: i would like to bring up my resolution to highlight how imperative it is for election that only american citizens vote in our elections. most of us have attended an service and watched these ceremonies as they take the oath of allegiance to the united states of america and pledge
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allegiance to america. andrew: pledge their oath. and makes america the greatest country on earth. they have earned the right. what new york city and others are doing by allowing a million citizens to vote is a slap in the face. i don't support what new york is doing, it is our job that we protect federal elections. combining and on the same voter rolls is a right to abuse and it isn't practical. in illinois, noncitizens cannot vote and if they do, they face major legal consequences and can be deported.
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they registered noncitizens stating they are not citizens. however, several of these noncitizens voted in the 20818 elections. this does nothing to bolster voter elections. it does the opposite. not om does this undermine the elections but the state of illinois could have dire consequences if they seek citizenship in the future. if states were maintaining maintaining voter rolls. whether intentional or not, we know no it is happening. this amendment would ensure that those noncitizens are removed from states' voter roles.
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this is critical push for a federal takeover. let's defeat the previous question so we can support only citizens voting in our elections and adopt aforms and not put citizens at risk by illegally earl the law. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgovern: i would say to my colleagues, this is pathetic, nonpinedding resolution that does nothing and attacks immigrant parents who are involved in local school boards, i guess. i mean, really? this is your response to what is happening in terms of the attacks on voting reitz. the bill we are talking about
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bringing to the floor. our bill would enhance protections for people with disabilities and patriotic election day a holiday and requiring post-election add its and paper record of votes and protect electrics from foreign interference. it would promote digital ad transparency and end and i would go on and on and on. and unfortunately this has become a partisan issue because there are independent voters across the country who are concerned like democrats in the house are about attacks on voter reitz. one state said it will be illegal to give people water in
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a line and we know in some states some people have to wait hours to vote and that would be forbidden. give me a break. i don't know what the hell happened to the heap can party. i don't know when they decided that the basis for who they are was a big lie. we had an election in 2020. as one of my colleagues, a lot of people showed up and voted. i mean, the people voted returned me and returned my republican colleagues and brought new members to this body and yet, they have been working overtime to embrace a big lie after a violent insurrection where our staff, the people that work here, 140 police officers
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were injured and after that, they embrace the big lie and working to nullify the legitimate votes of the people of this country. it is stunning to me. so, yes, to take this, whatever it is, meaningless, nonbinding resolution -- and i guess you are for for something, it is nothing, pathetic or we could do something to protect the right of everyone to vote. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from minnesota is recognized. mrs.fischbach: in 2016 he objected to certification of the elections and it doesn't sound like that when he speaks about the objections, but with that, madam speaker, i yield three
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minutes to the gentleman from louisiana. mr. johnson: inflation rows 7%, the highest rate since 198 #, we have empty shelves and unfilled jobs and schools are shutting downment. and what are washington democrats. they want to blow up the rules of and legalize and ban and fund their own campaigns. it is truly unbelievable. chuck schumer is this is a response and that is obviously not a true statement because the bill they are peddling was introduced in 201. president biden said stave off
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it and but that's the ridiculous charge. and it is the opposite the fact that any person can verify with any internet search. georgia's law has more than joe biden's voter. and 120 years and according to the pugh research center, they said it is easy to vote. there is no widespread and the disparity between minority and texas and florida, north carolina and mississippi are below the national average and lower than democrat-run states like new york, california. for democrats, it is the problem
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to secure for themselves more votes. we heard in new york, democrats allowed foreign. you heard it right. it is a scheme to defies. american elections should be decided by american citizens. we don't know what the outcome is going to be. we can reaffirm to the great people that their votes will not be what occurred down by the ballots of noncitizens. if the previous question is defeated, and thrm simple truth. allowing illegal immigrants to the right to vote devalues the franchise. we have the opportunity to go on record to make our position on
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that clear. and vote no on the prests question. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gm reserves. mr. mcgovern: if you vote to no on the prestles question, you get to pass a nonbinding resolution, what a courage ageous thing my friends are doing. some of us raised objections in 2016 pause we were concerned about russians interference in our elections. how many votes do we have? none. have all the people, how much time did it take, less than eight minutes. how many police officers were wounds that day? none. how much were wounded?
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none. how much property was destroyed that day? none. and compared that to what happened here when many of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle after an attack on this democracy came here with no basis of fact or evidence and voted to nullify the results of a free and fair election in the united states of america. so when people in this country express concerns and people express concern about the future of our democracy, that is what they are and voting rights are under attack in state after state after state. we've seen what state legislatures are doing. but the right to vote is also being attacked when we have members of this chamber who
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actively try to subvert the will of the american people. so you may think it's no big deal and maybe you think that's how we have to do -- that's what we have to do to try to maintain power. but the bottom line, is as john lewis said, the right to vote is precious. it's almost sacred. and we all have to come together, democrats and republicans, and we have to stand up and we have to protect it. that is what this is about. so, talk about whatever you want to talk about. but the bottom line is we need to do this. this is the right thing to do. and by proceeding in this way, we will at least ensure that there is a debate in the united states senate and hopefully there will be a vote to actually make this into the law of the land. i reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: members are reminded to direct their comments to the chair.
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the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from minnesota is recognized. mrs. fischbach: thank you, madam speaker. i just want to remind everyone that the issue here is the federal takeover of elections. and the statement that i made was that someone -- or the statement that was made was about someone objecting to the certification and how that was somehow wrong and i just wanted to simply remind my colleague that he himself has voted that way. and many of the democrats have over the years voted to object to certification. and with that, madam speaker, i yield three minutes to the representative from new york. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. tenney: thank you, madam speaker. once again we find ourselves on the floor of the house of representatives debating legislation to enact the great takeover of elections by partisan federal bureaucrats and their friends across the aisle and prohibit the most basic voting rights and security measures entrusted to the states
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and the american people. the so-called freedom to vote act and the john r. lewis act, which democrats hope to attach to a rider, to nonjermaine legislation, will undermine the very integrity of our elections, not improve and increase access to voting, a mission we all share. the right to vote is sacred and it represents the most important expression of self-governance as american citizens. this legislation will further erode the confidence of the voters who have already lost faith in our ability to ensure free and fair elections. president biden and his allies in congress are yet again pushing unconstitutional legislation to ban popular voter i.d. laws, mandate ballot harvesting, this includes states that have already passed these commonsense laws to bolster election integrity and guarantee that each citizen is guaranteed one vote in each election, not more than one. this legislation also burdens the american taxpayer with the
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obligation to fund political campaigns, even for those whom they don't support. and, worse, this pair of bills will open the door for noncitizens to vote, thus undermining and diluting the power of sworn citizens to control their government. in my home state, democrats, one party rule in new york city, one party rule in albany, are already enacting these radical policies that drive a dagger into the heart of self-governance. this deliberate act to erode democracy and to weaken the voting power of american citizens is not only wrong, it's unconstitutional. article 2 of the new york state constitution explicitly states that, quote, every citizen shall be entitled to vote at every election, closed quote. section 5-102 of new york election law states, quote, no person shall be qualified to register for and vote in any election unless he or she is a citizen of the united states. and finally, the 15th amendment
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to the u.s. constitution also protects the right of eligible citizens to vote. subversive legislation such as this allowing noncitizens to vote signed recently into law new york city and -- in new york city and most of the provisions we're debating today undermine the core principles of freedom and individual rights that are enshrined and protected by our constitutional republic. in fact, a recent abc news poll found that a mere 20% of the public was very confident in the integrity of our election system. our democratic principles and the belief in the idea of one person-one vote is under attack and when our citizens lose faith in the integrity of our elections, this is what happens. we are at a crossroads. too many precious american -- crossroads. too many precious american souls have sacrificed life and limb to protect our sacred right to vote. now is the time for self-governance. mrs. fischbach: i yield an additional 20 seconds.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. tenney: too many precious american souls have sacrificed life and limb to protect our sacred right to vote. now is the time to choose self-governance, by, of and for the people. not a takeover to partisan bureaucrats. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgovern: just a few quicks things. one, is you know, -- quick things. one, is you know, i'm getting whiplash. one, i'm hearing my friends say they don't want federal interference in local elections, yet that's what they're proposing here. i guess they're not because this is nonbinding, it doesn't mean anything. so i just point that out for the record. secondly, i know my colleague from minnesota -- i may have misheard her when she said that i voted to nullify the election in 2016. there were no votes to -- on any of the state electoral college results. i just want to -- i think -- i'm a stickler for accuracy on
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things like that. secondly, let me remind people why we are here today. i mean, we're here to pass the freedom to vote john r. lewis act, which would expand automatic voter registration and same-day registration. it would expand early voting. it would enhance the protections for individuals with disabilities. it would make election day a national holiday. it would improve election security. it would protect elections from foreign interference. it will do, you know, -- it will do things that, quite frankly, i think most reasonable people, i don't care what their politics may be, would think is the right thing to do. you know, unfortunately what's reasonable amongst the american people is not always reasonable here in the congress. so i think the effort that my republican colleagues are engaged in really is about nullifying results that they don't like.
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well, you know what, we all want to win elections. but sometimes we lose, it's not pleasant. but if that's what the people want, then the people should get what they want. and so i, again, urge my colleagues to support what we are doing here today and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. fischbach: madam speaker, i'm prepared to close. .mr. mcgovern: so am i. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. fischbach: thank you, madam speaker. i have not heard any compelling arguments for pushing either of these bills forward. because the flaws are clear. we cannot create a one-size-fits-all election system imposed from washington. that requires states to provide automatic same-day voter registration, it prevents stateses from removing -- states from removing dormant voters from rolls and overrides state
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i.d. laws. it would also guarantee public dollars would go into certain candidates' coughers -- coffers. this is all nothing more than a partisan play for the democrats to federalize all of america's elections. they are pushing it because they think it will help them stay in power. historically states have had oversight of their own elections. well, there is always room for improvement. let's keep the federal government out of it. and leave the states to handle their own election as it has been in the past. i oppose the rule and the underlying bill and i ask members to do the same. thank you, madam speaker. and i urge my colleagues to oppose this rule and the underlying bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman is recognized. mr. mcgovern: thank you, madam speaker. i would -- i want to thank my colleague from minnesota for her service in this congress, her service on the rules committee.
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she said that she hasn't heard any compelling arguments why we should pass these bills. maybe she wasn't listening to me. because i think i made a lot of compelling arguments here today, why these bills are incredibly important. you know, something is badly, badly broken and we must have the kunch to fix -- courage to fix it. even if that means fixing it alone. that's what it means to do the right thing. politics be damned. because this is about more than petty partisanship. this is about whether we defend democracy or we sit back and we watch its demise. you know, i could never live with myself if i did nothing and i think i speak for a lot of my colleagues on this side of the aisle. i wish there were more colleagues on your side of the aisle who felt that way. working with my colleagues, i'm going to try to do everything possible to stem the insidious tide of voter suppression in this country. and the attempts to nullify the will of the american people.
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you know, because there's no guarantee that america will forever be a democracy. it isn't planted in our soil. it isn't floating through our air. it is us. we're the only ones who can guarantee democracy prevails. and this vote is about nothing less. i strongly urge a yes vote on the rule and the underlying measure. and with that, madam speaker, i yield back the balance of my time and i move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is on ordering the previous question on the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the gentlewoman from minnesota. mrs. fischbach: madam speaker, 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.
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[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 texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by for loui gohmert, i inform the house that that he will vote no on the motion in question. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? >> thank you,. mary: -- thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by representative adams, i inform the house that representative adams will vote yea on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member
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designated by mr. gaetz from florida, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. mcgovern: as the member designated by representative welch of vermont, i inform the house that mr. welch will vote yes on the previous question. 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 yes on the previous question to advance the very, very important issue of voting rights. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. grothman from wisconsin, i inform the house that mr. grothman will vote no
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on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman lofgren, chairwoman eddie bernice johnson and representative maloney, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on the previous question. 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, i inform the house that mr. hagedorn will be voting no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition?
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ms. jackson lee: madam speaker, as the member designated by representative cuellar of texas, i inform the house that mr. cuellar will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative joyce and representative smuker from pennsylvania, i inform the house that representatives joyce and smuker will be voting no -- smucker will be voting no on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from great state of delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: as the member designated by ms. degette of colorado, i inform the house that ms. degette will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does distinguished the gentleman from from the great state of washington seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representatives bera and delbene, these members will vote
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yes on the previous question. 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 the house that ms. matsui will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representatives panetta of
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california and butterfield of north carolina, these members will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representatives pressley and grijalva, i inform the house these members will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> mr. defazio votes yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. kim of california, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. kim will vote no on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from hawaii seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative kahele, i inform the house that mr. kahele will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. ruiz, i inform the house that mr. ruiz will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: top the gentleman from texas seek recognition?
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>> as the member designated by i inform the house that ms. granger will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? ms. kaptur: smigd mr. bobby rush, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: top the gentleman from snra seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. waltz, i inform the house that mr. waltz will vote nay. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> ms. ocasio-cortez will vote yai, and ms. bsh, i inform the house that ms. bush will vote
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yeah on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition sm. >> as the member designated by representative speier, she will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina recognition? >> as the member designated by mr.~wilson of south carolina, mr.~wilson will vote no. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition snr. mr. cicilline: the member designated by ms. bass and miswilson and representative torres, these members will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. mccaul, i inform the house that mr. mccaul will vote no. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from minnesota seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. mccollum, i inform the house
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that ms. mccollum will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by car den as castor and lawson, they will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. salazar of florida, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. salazar will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> as the member designated by swawzy, jayapal, will vote yes.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from west virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mrs. lesko, i inform the house that mrs. lesko will vote no. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north dakota seek recognition? >> as mr. resh i yield back that willer, i inform the house that mr. reschenthaler will vote no on the of on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from kansas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by
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congressman cleaver, i inform the house that mr. cleaver will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative stanton, i inform the house that representative stanton will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by representative jerry nadler of new york and kirkpatrick of arizona, andy kim of new jersey, donald payne of new jersey, mr. sires of new jersey and bonney watson coleman of new jersey, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. lee of california, an ms. tlaib of michigan, i inform the house that ms. lee and ms. tlaib will vote yea on the previous question on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. err hera but the -- ms. herrera beutler from washington, i inform the house that she will vote nay on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks from alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote no on the previous question.
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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 mr. crawford from arkansas, i inform the house that mr. crawford will vote nay on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative schrier, i inform the house that representative schrier will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: madam speaker, as the member designated by the following representatives, vela of, napolitano -- of texas, napolitano of california, gonzalez of texas, roybal-allard of california, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. connolly: madam speaker, as the member designated by representative titus of nevada, price of north carolina, kind of wisconsin and doyle of pennsylvania, i inform the house that these members will vote aye on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by congressman john garamendi of california, i inform the house that mr. garamendi will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member
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designated by mr. katko of new york, i inform the house that mr. katko will vote nay on the previous question. and, madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. kinzinger of illinois, i inform the house that mr. kinzinger will vote nay on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. evans of pennsylvania's third district, i inform the house that mr. evans will vote yea on the motion to move the previous question on house res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? ms. wasserman schultz: madam speaker, as the member designated by representative maloney of new york, i inform the house that representative maloney will vote yea on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition?
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>> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative ruppersberger, i inform the house that mr. ruppersberger will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative stansberry, i inform the house that representative stansberry will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from massachusetts seek recognition? ms. clark: as the member designated by representatives acken class, chu, cooper, leger fernandez and frankelle, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. mceachin and ms. porter, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives bonamici, brownley and meng, i inform the house that representatives bonamici, brownley and meng will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: madam speaker, as the member designated by representative hahn vargas, i
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inform the house that mr. vargas will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? lynch lynch good evening, madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. langevin of rhode island, i inform the house that mr. advantage lynn will -- mr. langevin will vote yes on the previous question. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition?
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mr. beyer: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. blumenauer, mr. desaulnier, mr. lowenthal, mr. lieu, ms. barragan, ms. moore, mr. cohen and mr. moulton, i inform the house that these eight members will vote yes on ordering the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition?
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ms. underwood: as the member designated by representative castor, i inform the house that -- kaptur, i inform the house that representative can't already vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does north carolina seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. lamborn of colorado, i inform the house that mr. lamborn will vote no on the previous question. mr. price: as the member designated by mr. reed of new york, i inform the house that mr. reed will vote no on the previous question. mr. mchenry: as the member designated by mr. richard hudson of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. hudson will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. mays of south carolina, i inform the house that ms. mays will vote no -- mase will vote -- mace will vote no on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: 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 nay on the previous question. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition >> as the member designated by representative swalwell, these members will vote aye on the previous question. as the member designated by representative boyle, i inform the house that these members will vote aye on the previous question. as the member designated by representative gomez, i inform the house that these members will vote aye on the previous question. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 220, the nays are 201. the previous question is ordered. the question is on adoption of the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair the ayes have it. >> madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from minnesota seek recognition? >> madam speaker, 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.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> as the member designated by
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representative welch of vermont, i inform the house that mr. welch will vote yes on h.r.res.le 68 -- h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. lamborn of colorado, i inform the house that mr. lamborn will vote no on the rule. as the member designated by mr. reid of new york -- reed of new york, i inform the house that mr. reed will vote no as the member designated by mr. hudson of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. hudson will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative adams of north carolina, i inform the house that representative adams will vote yes on house resolution # 68. the speaker pro tempore: 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 nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition?
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>> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative ocasio-cortez, i inform the house that she will vote yea on h.res. 868. as the member designated by representative bush of missouri, i inform the house that she will vote yea on h.res. 86le. 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 nay on the rule. 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, representative richie of new york, representative wilson of florida, and representative pingree of maine, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on house resolution 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. crawford of arkansas, i inform the house that mr. crawford will vote nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives
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pressley and grijalva, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> thank you, 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 no on house resolution 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. matsui, i inform the house that ms. matsui will vote yes on h.res. 868. 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 mr. gaetz will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from -- gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative speier, i inform the house that she will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? intl as the member designated by mr. louie gohmert of the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. gohmert will vote
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nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by defazio votes yes on h.res. 868. 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 no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. moulton of massachusetts, ms. moore of wisconsin, mr. cohen of tennessee, mr. blumenauer of oregon, and mr. lieu, lowenthal, barragan, and desaulnier of california, i inform the house that these members will all vote yes on h.res. 86le. -- 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. kim of california, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. kim will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from virginia seek recognition? mr. connolly: madam speaker, as the member designated by representative price of north carolina, titus of nevada, doyle of pennsylvania, and kind of wisconsin, i inform the house that these members will vote aye on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. kinzinger of illinois, i inform the house that mr. kissener will vote nay. as the member designated by mr. katko of new york, i inform the house that mr. katko will also vote nay. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative ruppersberger, i inform the house that representative ruppersberger will vote yes on h.res. 868. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. smucker and
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mr. joyce, both of pennsylvania, i inform the house that both mrl vote no on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. evans of pennsylvania's third district pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. evans will vote yea on the motion to move the previous question. 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 no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative cuellar of texas, i inform the house that mr. cuellar will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. glen grothman
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of wisconsin, i inform the house that mr. grothman will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. panetta of california and mr. bulletterfield of north carolina, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative granger of texas, eight eight, i inform the house that ms. granger will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. mceachin and ms. porter, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from -- the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. walz of florida, i inform
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the house that mr. walz will vote nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative stanton, i inform the house that representative stanton will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. herrera beutler of washington, i inform the house that ms. herrera beutler will vote nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from kansas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative cleaver, i inform the house that representative cleaver will vote yes on hres. 86 #. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. hagedorn of the great state of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. hagedorn will be voting no on the rule. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by representatives bera and delbene, i inform the house that
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these members will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from west virginia seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. lesko of arizona, i inform the house that ms. lesko will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representatives cooper, frankel, chu, auchincloss and leger fernandez, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, mr. wilson will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives bonamici, brownley and meng, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 868.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. mccaul of texas, i inform the house that mr. mccaul will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative stansberry, i inform the house that representative stansberry will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? ms. kaptur: as the member designated by bobby rush of illinois, i inform the house that he will vote yes on the resolution. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware rise? ms. blunt rochester: i inform
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the house that ms. degette of colorado, i inform the house that ms. degette will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? mr. takano: madam speaker, as the member designated by chairwoman maxine waters, i inform the house that chairwoman waters will vote yes on house resolution 868. the rule which will advance voting rights in this country. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: good evening, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. langevin of rhode island, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on h.res. 868, the rule providing the consideration of the house amendment to the senate amendment to h.r. 5746, the freedom to vote, the john r. lewis act. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative gomez, i inform
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the house that representative gomez will vote aye on h.r. 868. as the member designated by representative swalwell, i inform the house that this member will vote aye on h.r. 868. as the member designated by representative boyle, i inform the house that member boyle will vote aye on h.r. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. sherman: as the member designated by john garamendi of california, i inform the house that mr. garamendi will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from minnesota seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. bete mccollum, i inform the house that ms. mccollum will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by jerry nadler of new york, ann
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kirkpatrick of arizona, payne of new jersey, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? ms. wasserman schultz: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. carolyn maloney of new york, i inform the house that mrs. maloney will vote yea on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative ruiz, i inform the house that representative ruiz will vote yes on house resolution 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by reps lawson, crist, castor and cardenas, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from hawaii seek recognition?
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>> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by representative kahele, i inform the house that mr. kahele will vote yea on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: madam speaker, as the member designated by these members, vela, napolitano, gonzalez, roybal-allard and vargas, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman lofgren, chairwoman eddie bernice johnson, and congressman sean patrick maloney, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. underwood: as the member designated by representative castor, i inform the house that this member will vote yes on
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h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. lee of california and ms. tlaib of michigan, i inform the house that ms. lee and ms. tlaib will vote yea on adoption of h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative schrier, i inform the house that representative schrier will vote yes on h.res. 868. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. raskin: i inform the house that these members will vote aye on h. resolution 868.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 220, the nays are 202. this resolution is adopted. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the chair will now entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois seek recognition? ms. underwood: 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 gentlelady from illinois is recognized for one minute. ms. underwood: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to urge the senate to protect our fundamental right to vote. communities of color are disproportionately targeted by the wave of voter suppression laws we've seen across america. these attacks are not -- are
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just the latest battle in the centuries' long racially-fueled war on voting rights in our country. but the right to vote is foundational to our democracy. without it, we would cease to be a government by, of and for the people. this is a life and death issue for america itself. the late congressman john lewis wrote that democracy is not a state, it's an act. i urge my colleagues in the senate to act, to prioritize democracy, and ensure access to the ballot box is not undermined. i urge them to send voting rights legislation to president biden's desk to be signed into law. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. carter: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. carter: mr. speaker, i rise today in honor of a very important day we're celebrating today. national pharmacist day. today we take time to recognize
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and appreciate all of our community's pharmacists and everything they do for their parents. during the pandemic pharmacists join with the front line workers to help alleviate the pandemic by distributing life-saving medicines to their patients. pharmacists are an integral part of each and every community that they keep people safe and healthy. as a pharmacist, i'm proud to take time today to recognize and honor my colleagues nationwide. in a world where our front line workers are heroes, we must not forget those that bond with their patients and ensure life-saving and correct dosages are being distributed properly. i'm proud of my time spent as a pharmacist and i'm very grateful for my colleagues and what they do to better their communities. take time today to thank your local pharmacist and appreciate all that they do. thank you all for your service to our towns, our cities and our states. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise to reflect on the remarkable progress of our nation's economy over the previous 12 months in what i suspect history will label the biden boom. the progress achieved helped along by the american rescue plan is unprecedented in history. our economy is growing at the fastest rate in 40 year, unemployment is now at 3.9%, representing the sharpest ever one-year decline. j.p. morgan c.e.o. jamie dimon said the consumer balance sheet has never been in better shape. a bloomberg analysis found that president biden's first year is ranked as first or second among presidents for s&p growth, nonfarm payroll, manufacturing
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jobs and business productivity. i recognize we have real challenges including worker short ages, supply chain disruptions and inflation. but working together congress and president biden are positioned to move our economy forward and get us through the pan democrat toik a place where we're stronger than when we went in. whether republican, democrat, independent or anything else, every american should be celebrating the resilience of the american spirit. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. thompson: i rise to honor the life of lou gallagher, longtime president of gallagher dairy, who passed away in december. he was 87 years old. the gallagher dairy company is a third generation family owned regional dairy company
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headquartered in johnstown, pennsylvania, since 1914. he was chairman and president for more than half a century. he turned the business into one of the largest enterprises in the commonwealth of pennsylvania and the mid atlantic region. gallagher dairy distributes ice cream, milk and other beverages throughout several states. lou was a giant of the dairy world and served as a board moaive the ice cream manufacturers and president of the ice cream developers cooperative. he was equally devoted to the johnstown community which he served in several ways over the years. as a member of the chamber of commerce he was always committed to the region's success. lou gallagher was an incredible force for good in the johnstown region and he leaves a legacy that will be remembered for years to come. my prayers are with his family. thank you, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the
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gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: i rise to honor and celebrate dr. martin luther king jr. it is often said that it is the words of a giant who could galvanize all of america around the wonderful concept of the beloved community. dr. king was assassinated in 1968 and so many have come from his spirit. but i thought this year in the midst of the very divisive fight for voting rights we could just remember his march, his words, believing in a dream and recognizing the goodness of america. he marched of course the -- across the edmund pettus bridge,
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he walked with our friend job lewis, and his other friends, hosea, and ralph david abernathy. and he never gave up as he insisted on the civil rigs act and the 1965 voting rights act. we must honor him in the coming days not by words and tributes but be i doing the right thing, building on the democracy he so much dreamed of even though his life was cut short. and to thank hi family, martin luther king iii and his wife, and the sacrifices they immediate for the country. i pay tribute to dr. martin luther king. i yield back. the speaker: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? >> address the house for one minute and revise and extend my the remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. lamalfa: many areas of northern california across my district have seen record snowfall due to recent winter storms. that's good in a lot of ways but
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also we've seen tens of thousands of residents have been without power for several weeks in freezing temperatures and our governor has banned also the use of gas-powered generators, banned gas-powered generators as a heat and electricity source. meanwhile those who do still have power face all-time high energy costs as they try to heat their homes thanks to president biden's anti-domestic energy policies. on president biden's first day of his term he canceled the keystone pipeline, killing 11,000 american energy job, stopping new exploration for oil which has driven up energy prices and increased our dependence on foreign oil from china, russia, and the middle east. the cost of having our homes heated has increased 30% since last winter and more than one in four americans reported they were forced to forgo other basic
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expenses to pay for energy this year. gas prices are up 40%. the price of gasoline, firewood and others are up as well. we must reverse the damaging and unnecessary policies and reduce our reliance on foreign oil before more harm can be done to the american people and our economy. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: any other members seek recognition? pursuant to section 11-d of house resolution 188, the house stands adjourned until 9:00 a.m. tomorrow.
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